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3 Takeaways from the 2016 Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit

3 Takeaways from the 2016 Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit

We just got back from New York City, where Nuclear Matters hosted an event at Bloomberg’s Future of Energy Summit to discuss the value of our nuclear energy plants. Leadership Council member Carol Browner - the US' longest-serving EPA Administrator - was joined by the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Maria Korsnick, Former NRC Commissioner Jeffrey Merrifield and NuScale Power’s Jay Surina in presenting to the packed room.

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Nuclear Matters at US W.I.N. Region II Conference

Leadership Council member David Wright traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to join one of our first Partners, U.S. Women in Nuclear, for their Region II Conference. Wright began his remarks explaining how nuclear energy is the backbone of our nation's energy supply - supplying one-fifth of our nation's 24/7 electricity.  Wright emphasized that it will be impossible to meet our state... Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters with POLITICO in South Carolina

With the primary season for the 2016 Presidential race well under way, Nuclear Matters went on the road to South Carolina ahead of the state’s primaries. The campaign sponsored an event hosted by POLITICO at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. The event brought 2016 presidential campaign energy advisors together with members of POLITICO’s Caucus in South Carolina... Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Joins Discussion at Wharton

Nuclear Matters Joins Discussion at Wharton

Nuclear Matters co-hosted a conversation with Wharton’s Institute for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) on the role of nuclear energy in a carbon-free future.

The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership promotes knowledge for business sustainability. Per their mission, IGEL works with a diverse and interdisciplinary network to develop and disseminate innovative research and business practices to solve the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet.

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Nuclear Matters at the Advanced Nuclear Summit

Nuclear Matters was excited to join last week's “Advanced Nuclear Summit and Showcase,” hosted by Third Way in Washington, DC. Opening remarks from Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) were bookended by closing statements from Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) that convincingly demonstrated bipartisan support for nuclear and nuclear innovation in the United States.

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Nuclear Matters Takes to Texas

Nuclear Matters Takes to Texas
Last week, Nuclear Matters and Bloomberg BNA co-hosted an event in Austin, entitled: "Nuclear Energy, Texas and the EPA Clean Power Plan.” The keynote, panel and reception drew a crowd of over 65 attendees, and was the fourth event in our Nuclear Going Forward series. The series convenes policymakers, industry experts and other influencers around the importance of existing nuclear plants. ... Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Joins CPP & Climate Discussions

Nuclear Matters Joins CPP & Climate Discussions

Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan (CPP), it is more important than ever that policymakers properly value existing nuclear plants for their carbon-free contributions. And this was just the message that Nuclear Matters took to two EPA-focused gatherings in Washington, DC, last month, where stakeholders met to discuss what the CPP means for state officials and the energy industry alike. 

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Sen. Gregg at the Southwest Michigan Business Energy and Technology Forum

Sen. Gregg at the Southwest Michigan Business Energy and Technology Forum

Last week, Nuclear Matters Co-Chair Sen. Judd Gregg was in Michigan at the 2nd Annual Southwest Michigan Business Energy and Technology Forum. The event, hosted by Southwest Michigan First (SWMIF), the Kalamazoo-based economic development corporation for the Southwest Michigan region, drew together area business and community leaders together to discuss energy, technology, and environmental issues facing the region and state.

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Nuclear Going Forward in Pennsylvania

Nuclear Going Forward in Pennsylvania

Nuclear Matters has taken the conversation about the importance of our existing nuclear fleet to states around the country through our national event series, Nuclear Going Forward. We were most recently in Pittsburgh, where we hosted a discussion on nuclear’s reliability and carbon-free benefits for the state of Pennsylvania, the region and the nation.

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Nuclear Matters at USWIN 2015

Nuclear Matters at USWIN 2015

Nuclear Matters was excited to be in Austin, Texas, earlier this week for US Women in Nuclear's annual conference, which brings together hundreds of nuclear energy advocates from around the country every year.

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Nuclear Going Forward in New England

Nuclear Going Forward in New England

Sen. Judd Gregg opens the morning's first panel.

Nuclear Matters was in Boston last week for an event in our national Nuclear Going Forward series, co-hosted with Bloomberg. The conversation focused on the many benefits nuclear energy plants bring to Massachusetts and New England, as well as the challenges to their continued operation.

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Nuclear Matters at New York Energy Week

Nuclear Matters at New York Energy Week

Nuclear Matters was excited to be at New York Energy Week 2015, which started on June 15 and this year focused on "Fueling Industry Collaboration and Investment." The campaign spent time talking with energy advocates from across the region about the benefits nuclear energy plants bring to New York and the entire country.

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Nuclear Featured at Financial Times Energy Summit

Nuclear Featured at Financial Times Energy Summit

Nuclear Matters was in New York City last week, where Leadership Council member and Former EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner participated in the Financial Times Energy Strategies Summit. She joined Leo Denault of Entergy, Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations and other experts on a panel discussing “America’s Second Energy Revolution: Clean Energy in an Age of Fossil Fuel Abundance.” 

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Nuclear Matters Joins Film Screening and Panel at Yale

Nuclear Matters Joins Film Screening and Panel at Yale

Nuclear Matters was in Connecticut last Thursday, participating in a film screening of Pandora's Promise with an intimate audience of undergraduate students and professors. The documentary - produced by Academy-Award-nominated director Robert Stone - makes the environmental case for our nuclear energy plants and highlights experts who have undergone “a radical conversion from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy.” Yale Professor Michael Oristaglio led a discussion following the screening, where our campaign Co-Chair Sen. Judd Gregg provided remarks about the need to preserve America’s carbon-free nuclear plants.

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Celebrating Earth Day 2015 at Nuclear Matters

It was Earth Day all week at Nuclear Matters, where we celebrated the many clean-air benefits of America's #1 source of carbon-free electricity: our existing nuclear energy plants. Click through our fast facts below, then pass them along to your friends, family and colleagues!

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Nuclear Matters Meets with Pennsylvania Legislators

Nuclear Matters Meets with Pennsylvania Legislators

Last week Nuclear Matters was in Pennsylvania’s capital, Harrisburg, where Leadership Council member and Former NARUC President David Wright delivered an “Energy 101” briefing to 25 state lawmakers. The evening before, Leadership Council member and Former FERC Commissioner Vicky Bailey met with over 50 state representatives during a reception hosted by Nuclear Matters.

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Nuclear Going Forward Kicks Off in NYC

Nuclear Going Forward Kicks Off in NYC

Nuclear Going Forward has officially launched! We kicked things off this week during Bloomberg’s Future of Energy Summit with a panel discussion focused on the significant contributions of our existing nuclear fleet as well as the challenges they face. Held in New York City, this was the first in a series of national events that Nuclear Matters will be producing in partnership with Bloomberg BNA. 

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Co-Chair Sen. Gregg Participates in Sustainability-Focused Nuclear Energy Workshop

Co-Chair Sen. Gregg Participates in Sustainability-Focused Nuclear Energy Workshop

On Thursday, Nuclear Matters was in New York for a daylong workshop sponsored by the United Nations-commissioned Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) and Columbia University. The conference took a look at the potential role of nuclear energy in a low-carbon energy mix as policymakers grapple with climate change. 

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Nuclear Matters Talks Carbon-Free Benefits in Atlanta

Nuclear Matters Talks Carbon-Free Benefits in Atlanta

Nuclear Matters' Carol Browner in Atlanta presenting on the benefits of nuclear energy

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member Carol M. Browner was in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday to address an audience of over 50 regulators, members of the utilities industry, environmental engineers and consultants at a Clean Power Plan implementation conference. 

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Nuclear Matters Presents to Ohio Legislators

Nuclear Matters Presents to Ohio Legislators

Senator Blanche Lincoln in Columbus, Ohio, on March 18.

Nuclear Matters was in Columbus, Ohio, last week to participate in an Energy 101 briefing hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance. Leadership Council Member Blanche Lincoln explained the benefits of nuclear power to a room of over 40 state legislators. 

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"The Future for Nuclear" at UT Energy Week 2015

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member and Former FERC Commissioner Vicky Bailey at Energy Week 2015.

On Tuesday, February 17, Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member Vicky Bailey took part in a panel discussion on “The Future for Nuclear” at the University of Texas-Austin. The session was part of UT’s Energy Week 2015, a weeklong conference involving academia, government and industry. 

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Nuclear Matters Spreads the Message at NARUC Winter Conference

Nuclear Matters Spreads the Message at NARUC Winter Conference

On February 16, Nuclear Matters Co-Chair Sen. Evan Bayh spoke during an opening session of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C. Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member and former NARUC President David Wright was also present. 

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Wright Presents at Consumer Energy Alliance Briefing

Wright Presents at Consumer Energy Alliance Briefing

On February 10, Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member David Wright presented at the Consumer Energy Alliance "Energy 101" briefing in Atlanta, Georgia. The audience, which was comprised of state legislators and government relations professionals, heard remarks on a diverse set of energy topics throughout the morning. A Former NARUC President, Wright articulated the benefits offered by America’s fleet of nuclear energy plants, the challenges facing these existing plants and the need to foster state-based dialogues in order to reach solutions.

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Nuclear Matters Hosts Discussion on the Value of Nuclear Power in Ohio

Nuclear Matters Hosts Discussion on the Value of Nuclear Power in Ohio

Left to right: Moderator Dana Saucier, Senior Director at JobsOhio; Judd Gregg, Nuclear Matters Co-Chair; Carol Browner, Leadership Council member; Larry Tscherne, Business Director of IBEW Local 245; Jim Lash, President of Generation at FirstEnergy.

On February 5, Nuclear Matters hosted an event at the Davis-Besse nuclear education center in Oak Harbor, Ohio. The panel featured Nuclear Matters Co-Chair Judd Gregg and Leadership Council member Carol Browner, in addition to Larry Tscherne, Business Director of IBEW Local 245, and Jim Lash, President of Generation at FirstEnergy. The discussion was moderated by Dana Saucier, Senior Director at JobsOhio. The audience heard about the important role existing nuclear energy plants play in Ohio and our national power system. 

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Bayh, Browner and McGarvey Discuss Illinois’ Energy Future at the City Club of Chicago

Bayh, Browner and McGarvey Discuss Illinois’ Energy Future at the City Club of Chicago

Nuclear Matters Co-Chair, Evan Bayh and Leadership Council member, Carol M. Browner discuss the need to maintain Illinois’ current fleet of nuclear energy plants at a panel discussion at the City Club of Chicago.

On Tuesday, January 27, Nuclear Matters Co-Chair Evan Bayh was joined by Leadership Council members, Carol M. Browner and Sean McGarvey for a panel on Illinois' Energy Future at the City Club of Chicago. The audience at the sold out event was treated to a discussion focused on the clear benefits that nuclear energy plants provide the U.S., and Illinois in particular. The panel was joined by former Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, Doug Scott. Scott presented the audience with findings from a recent report issued by the State of Illinois that details the economic, reliability and environmental implications that would occur if the current fleet of nuclear energy plants were taken offline.

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Attorneys General Hear About the Value of Nuclear Energy Plants

Attorneys General Hear About the Value of Nuclear Energy Plants

The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) hosted a panel organized by Nuclear Matters at their Winter Policy Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The panel, entitled “The Essential Role of Nuclear Power,” featured Paul Genoa, from the Nuclear Energy Institute and Jim Hunter from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The speakers explained the many benefits that nuclear plants provide, such as their reliability during extreme weather and the value of their carbon-free energy. “Every credible climate change study concludes that nuclear plants are an essential part of meeting our carbon goals,” stated Genoa. In 2013, nuclear energy accounted for 63% of America’s carbon-free energy.

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Nuclear Matters Addresses GenForum Conference

Nuclear Matters Addresses GenForum Conference

Left to right: David Wright, Leadership Council Member, Nuclear Matters; David H. Jones, VP-Technical Compliance, Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Mike McGough, Chief Commercial Officer, NuScale Power. (Photo courtesy POWER-GEN)

On December 8, Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member David Wright traveled to Orlando, Florida to speak on the closing panel of the GenForum conference. GenForum was part of the larger Power Generation Week, which featured activities and discussions from POWER-GEN International, NUCLEAR POWER International, Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America, POWER-GEN Financial Forum and GenForum. Wright highlighted the carbon-free, reliability and economic benefits of nuclear power, as well as the economic challenges facing nuclear plants.

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Nuclear Matters Headlines Bipartisan Policy Discussion on Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Matters Headlines Bipartisan Policy Discussion on Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council members Carol M. Browner, Spencer Abraham and Sean McGarvey discuss the benefits of nuclear energy plants provide at a policy discussion sponsored by The Hill

On October 24, Nuclear Matters sponsored an event with The Hill titled, “America’s Energy Landscape: A Policy Discussion on Nuclear Energy,” to continue the dialogue about the benefits nuclear energy plants provide. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Hosts Lunch at SXSW Eco Conference

Nuclear Matters Hosts Lunch at SXSW Eco Conference

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member Blanche Lincoln discusses the need to maintain our nation's existing nuclear energy fleet with environmental and clean energy leaders at SXSW.

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Nuclear Matters hosted a private lunch briefing in partnership with the SXSW ECO Conference in Austin, Texas with former Senators Judd Gregg and Blanche Lincoln. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Educates the Republican Governors Association on the Need to Preserve our Current Nuclear Energy Fleet

Nuclear Matters Educates the Republican Governors Association on the Need to Preserve our Current Nuclear Energy Fleet

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member, David Wright discusses the need to maintain our nation’s current nuclear energy fleet at the Republican Governor’s Association’s Policy Summit in Chicago.

On Monday, September 22, 2014, Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member, David Wright participated in a panel discussion at the Republican Governor’s Association’s Policy Summit in Chicago. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Discusses Energy Diversity at the Northeast Energy Summit in Boston

Nuclear Matters Discusses Energy Diversity at the Northeast Energy Summit in Boston

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member, Vicky Bailey discusses the need to maintain the nation’s current fleet of nuclear energy plants.

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member, Vicky Bailey, participated in the Northeast Energy Summit in Boston, MA to discuss the need to maintain the nation’s current fleet of nuclear energy plants. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Discusses the Value of New York’s Nuclear Energy Plants

Nuclear Matters Discusses the Value of New York’s Nuclear Energy Plants

Jerry Kremer, Chairman of New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), former EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner and Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH).

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Nuclear Matters hosted a special discussion at the Times Center in New York City on the value of New York state’s four existing nuclear energy plants. The event was highlighted by a panel discussion featuring Nuclear Matters Co-Chairs, former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), along with Leadership Council member and former EPA Administrator... Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Delivers Keynote Address at the Independent Power Producers of New York Conference

Nuclear Matters Delivers Keynote Address at the Independent Power Producers of New York Conference

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member, Carol Browner, addresses the audience at the Fall Conference for the Independent Power Producers of New York.

Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member Carol Browner delivered the keynote address at the Fall Conference of the Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) in Saratoga Springs on September 9. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Addresses the 2014 NCSL Legislative Summit

Nuclear Matters Addresses the 2014 NCSL Legislative Summit

Nuclear Matters co-chair, Judd Gregg (R-NH), addresses the National Conference of State Legislatures on the need to protect our existing nuclear power plants.

On Wednesday, August 20, Nuclear Matters co-chair Judd Gregg, a former governor of New Hampshire, presented at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, MN. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Headlines ECOS STEP 2014 Conference

Nuclear Matters Headlines ECOS STEP 2014 Conference

Carol M. Browner, alongside former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter at ECOS 2014, participated in a panel examining state solutions to proposed EPA 111(d) rules.

On Thursday, July 31, former EPA Administrator and Nuclear Matters Leadership Council member, Carol M. Browner, participated in a panel discussion at the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) STEP 2014 Conference. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters’ Co-Chairs Tour LaSalle County Generating Station in Marseilles, Illinois

Nuclear Matters’ Co-Chairs Tour LaSalle County Generating Station in Marseilles, Illinois

Former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), and Judd Gregg (R-NH) pose with employees during a tour of the LaSalle County Generating Station in Marseilles, Illinois.

On June 24, 2014, Nuclear Matters co-chairs, former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) visited the LaSalle County Generating Station in Marseilles, Illinois to see firsthand how a nuclear plant generates clean, reliable power. Click here for more information.

Nuclear Matters Meets with Business and Community Leaders to Discuss the Value, Challenges and Opportunities Facing Pennsylvania’s Nuclear Energy Plants

On Monday, May 5, 2014 Nuclear Matters co-hosted an event with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) at the National Constitution Center. Nuclear Matters co-chairs, former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), along with the President and CEO of the GPCC, Rob Wonderling, met with leaders from the business, labor, academic and industry communities to discuss the... Click here for more information.

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