The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) projects that achieving net zero emission by 2050, will require doubling – and potentially tripling – nuclear energy capacity worldwide compared to today. In an effort to enhance U.S. innovation and cooperation, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Assistant Secretary Kathryn D. Huff led the U.S. Delegation to the NEA ministerial, #RoadmapsToNewNuclear
NEA analysis and expertise has been vital to securing the needed increase in global nuclear energy. The U.S. Delegation to the Ministerial exchanged best practices and discuss policies that can help further advance the clean energy transition. The United States has been particularly interested in the NEA’s work with Small Modular Reactors, which provide a safe and efficient way to boost nuclear energy as part of the green transition, as they allow for greater flexibility in their deployment.