[11/21/2013] The Contribution of Renewable Energy to a Diverse Energy Portfolio
As the 1973 Oil Embargo demonstrated how dependent the United States is on foreign energy sources, it is necessary for the United States to advance alternative energy sources, and the growth of renewable energy technologies is contributing to a diverse and sustainable energy portfolio in the United States. According to DOE/EIA, the contribution of renewable energy was 9% of total energy use in 2011. Taking into account existing federal tax credits and state renewable portfolio standards (RPS), the contributRead More...
[11/05/2013] Meeting 3: Opportunities for Trilateral Cooperation
November 5-7, 2013
Daejeon and Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
The first ever Trilateral Nuclear Energy Dialogue meeting to be held outside of the United States took place in the Republic of Korea. During a period of three days, participants visited various nuclear-related sites throughout Korea, including the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Doosan Heavy Industries, Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant, and Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD). Meetings took place at both Daejeon and Gyeongju, Read More...
[10/29/2013] Fast Reactor Development: Potential Challenges and Directions
A critical element of closed nuclear fuel cycles is the fast neutron reactor. Although fast reactor technology has been in existence since the dawn of commercial nuclear power, its deployment has been obstructed by various political, economic, and technical factors. Nevertheless, the theoretical benefits of fast reactors—enhanced passive safety, increased utilization of uranium resources, improved energy security, and dramatic reductions in the volume and radiotoxicity of waste streams—have keptRead More...
[10/22/2013] GABI-FAS-USKI Briefing: Reclaiming US Influence in the Civil Nuclear Arena
Partnering with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and the US-Korea Institute at SAIS (USKI), GABI organized an off-the-record briefing featuring various presentations on US leadership in the civil nuclear realm and the importance of international collaboration for the US nuclear industry.
The US civil nuclear program is clearly on the downswing—given current projections, nearly half of all US reactors will be shutdown by 2030 and virtually all will be out of operation by 2050. The shale gRead More...
[10/08/2013] Japan’s Nuclear Energy Policy: Institutional Influences and International Implications
Given the tremendous aftermath of 3/11 in Japan and throughout the world, it has been widely accepted that exogenous shocks, particularly momentous crises such as Fukushima, have been the main drivers of Japanese nuclear energy policy. However, a more thorough historical examination of Japan’s nuclear policy since the 1970s oil shocks reveals that major external disturbances have coexisted with gradual institutional change. In fact, from the 1970s till the Fukushima accident, nuclear power in Japan waRead More...
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