WASHINGTON, D.C. Today the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) released its Fission Vision - a blueprint for doubling U.S. nuclear energy production by 2050 to achieve 100% clean energy. Fission Vision calls for a focused national effort to develop, demonstrate and deploy the advanced nuclear technologies necessary to meet mid-century climate goals, support domestic energy production, create new jobs and tax revenue, and protect the nation's global competitiveness.
NIA Executive Director Judi Greenwald provided the following statement on the release of NIA’s of Fission Vision:
“Significant development of advanced nuclear technologies is needed for the United States to reach mid-century climate goals. Fission Vision answers the question: What is the role advanced nuclear energy could play at a scale and at a pace to help provide safe, reliable and affordable clean energy? Fission Vision has three objectives: (1) Catalyzing a robust U.S. innovation and commercialization ecosystem; (2) Ensuring “social license” to operate advanced nuclear energy, and (3) Re-imagining and integrating advanced nuclear energy with other clean energy sources. If we can achieve these objectives – and we think we can – advanced reactors will play a major role in meeting our climate and energy goals by at least doubling U.S. nuclear energy production by 2050.”
To read the report, visit the NIA website here: Fission Vision
In conjunction with the new report, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance will host a launch event to debut Fission Vision at 1pm ET today, April 13, 2022. The online webinar will be moderated by RENEWPR President Ben Finzel and will feature:
- NIA Executive Director Judi Greenwald and four special guests:
- Third Way Senior Vice President for the Climate and Energy Program Josh Freed;
- Good Energy Collective Co-Founder and Executive Director Jessica Lovering;
- ClearPath Managing Director - Public Policy Nicholas McMurray; and
- GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Global Government Affairs Leader Adam DeMella.
Interested reporters may register to attend the launch event here.
The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) is a non-profit think-and-do-tank working to enable nuclear power as a global solution to mitigate climate change. Through policy analysis, research, and education, we are catalyzing the next era of nuclear energy. Our organization is funded primarily through charitable grants and philanthropic donations from climate-concerned individuals and organizations.