This year, the U.S. will set new Nationally Determined Contributions toward mitigating climate change, building on the Paris climate agreement. As promises for greenhouse gas reductions become more ambitious, international forecasts projecting that nuclear may contribute at most 10 percent of the global energy supply by 2050 are not ambitious enough.
Policy and Climate
Global climate efforts require nuclear energy—and the US is positioned to lead
Q&A with Kristine Svinicki
Suzanne Baker recently chatted with Svinicki about her new adjunct professor role at NERS.
Kristine Svinicki joins NERS as adjunct professor
The NERS alumna served as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for over a decade.
NERS Alum Kristine Svinicki is stepping down as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Svinicki’s role at the top of the NRC spanned three U.S. presidencies.
NERS Chair Todd Allen elected chair of NEDHO
Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization is an alliance between U.S. nuclear engineering programs.
Nuclear Grand Challenge engages student ideas for waste revenue
Inaugural competition appealed to climate-conscience students and promoted interdisciplinary collaborations.
Earth Day Q+A with NERS PhD Candidate Kelsy Green
Kelsy talks about her passion for the environment and for zero-carbon energy sources like nuclear.