CSIS Establishes U.S. Nuclear Energy Project (USNEP) and Forms New Commission on Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States
October 14, 2011
WASHINGTON, October 14, 2011 -- The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce the public launch of a new initiative, the U.S. Nuclear Energy Project (USNEP), and with it the Commission on Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States. The Commission is chaired by Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, CSIS trustee and former national security adviser; Mayo Shattuck, CEO of Constellation Energy; and Michael Wallace, CSIS senior adviser. The group includes public- and private-sector thought leaders interested in the future of U.S. domestic nuclear energy.
“Nuclear energy is an essential part of America’s clean energy future,” said CSIS trustee Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft. “We as a nation must address the current challenges in nuclear energy development based on that understanding, and the realization that superiority in nuclear technology also provides the basis for U.S. influence on safety and nonproliferation standards around the globe.”
The Commission will consider a variety of areas relevant to the nuclear industry, including financial structuring, safety, regulatory structures, nonproliferation, and waste. The group will conduct briefings, hold workshops, and welcome engagement from various members of the government, industry, and nongovernmental community. The Commission will make recommendations in a report to be published in 2012.
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft
CEO, Constellation Energy
Senior Adviser, CSIS
President, Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
CEO, Dominion Generation
President, Technology Solutions Group, QinetiQ North America
President Emeritus & Board Member, Nuclear Threat Initiative
President & CEO, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
President & CEO, MidAmerican Energy Company
President & CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
President & CEO, Omaha Public Power District
C. Boyden Gray
Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates LLP
President & CEO, CSIS
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
President & CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority
Associate Director, Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin
President, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chairman & Chief Scientist, Greenspirit Strategies, Ltd.
Chairman, President & CEO, Duke Energy
Chairman, The MITRE Corporation
President, Hunt Energy Horizons
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H. Andrew Schwartz