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Washington, DC - September 23, 2016

Achieving Clean Energy: The Critical Role of Nuclear Power

Understanding the role nuclear energy plays in cutting emissions is critical as proposed federal and state policies seek to significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. As the Supreme Court considers the Clean Power Plan, nuclear energy can continue to play a vital role in meeting these targets. 

This program discussed the clean energy benefits and value of nuclear power. How much does preserving nuclear energy sources curb CO2 emissions? What role will nuclear power play in meeting these environmental goals? Can states effectively rely on nuclear power sources to reach these goals, particularly compared with alternatives such as natural gas? 


  • Carol M. Browner, Leadership Council, Nuclear Matters; Former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Emily Hammond, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Rich Powell, Managing Director - Policy and Strategy, ClearPath


  • Chris Gadomski, Head of Research, Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Head of Research, Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Chris is the Lead Analyst of Nuclear at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Chris directs the firm’s nuclear energy research team...


Leadership Council, Nuclear Matters

Carol M. Browner most recently served as assistant to President Barack Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy...


Professor of Law, George Washington University

Emily Hammond is a nationally recognized expert in energy law, environmental law, and administrative law. A former environmental engineer...


Rich Powell is a Managing Director at ClearPath, where he leads the policy and strategy work. Previously, Rich was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company with the Sustainability and Resource...


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