• Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear power is one of America’s greatest strategic energy assets. Our fleet of nuclear reactors scattered across nearly 30 states meets about one-fifth of U.S. electricity demand. Nuclear also is a big contributor to clean air and climate goals, generating more than half of America’s emissions-free electricity.

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  • Blog
    March 27, 2019

    Nuclear Innovation Week 2019: Promoting Industry Progress and Potential

    This week marks the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI’s) second annual Nuclear Innovation Week , when top industry experts gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss and celebrate the international research, development and deployment of advanced nuclear technologies. This year’s event touches upon
  • Blog
    March 7, 2019

    An Innovative Nuclear Solution—in a Smaller Package

    The latest installment in our EnergyInnovates series takes us to Corvallis, Oregon, home to NuScale, a company that is changing the way we think about nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is America’s largest source of emissions-free power. NuScale has developed a smaller, more mobile nuclear reactor
  • Letters
    December 6, 2018

    Coalition Letter on Used Fuel Letter to Congressional Leadership

    Dear Speaker Ryan and Leaders McConnell, Pelosi, and Schumer: We are a broad coalition of labor unions, state public service commissioners, clean energy organizations, and energy trade associations, and we urge immediate congressional action to revitalize the federal used nuclear fuel program.
  • Blog
    November 29, 2018

    A Look at IEA’s New Global Energy Forecast

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released its latest global energy forecast, the World Energy Outlook 201 8 ( WEO2018 ). Although IEA provides three different scenarios—the Current Policies, New Policies, and Sustainable Development Scenarios—we’ll focus on its mid-range “New Policies
  • Blog
    July 2, 2018

    Star Spangled Energy

    By Ian DeValliere This Independence Day, consumers around the country have more of their paychecks available for summer fun thanks to America’s energy revolution . Just 10 years ago, Americans weren’t feeling quite so “independent” on Independence Day. The U.S. was importing more than two-thirds of
  • Blog
    July 24, 2017

    Not A Guarantee, But a Fighting Chance

    Here at the Global Energy Institute, we have always advocated for a diverse, reliable mix of energy resources that contribute toward keeping America secure, prosperous, and clean. A key cornerstone of that energy mix is our fleet of 99 commercial nuclear reactors that provide approximately twenty