Nuclear Energy Trends
Although the nuclear industry is fond of saying “An accident anywhere is an accident everywhere,” decisions about nuclear energy are often local and idiosyncratic. Many of the same reasons are given for pursuing nuclear energy – energy security, climate change, and electricity demand growth – but economic, political and social factors that affect decisions play out quite differently among countries. As ever, the issues of cost, safety, waste, proliferation and security continue to loom large. The Proliferation Prevention Program tracks nuclear energy developments around the world, assessing their proliferation and security implications.
CSIS Publications & Reports
Why Climate Change Isn't a Sputnik Moment
By Sharon Squassoni and Sharon Burke, Slate, 22 December 2014.
Paths to a Sustainable-Energy Future: Realistic Risks and Options
By Sharon Squassoni, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 3 November 2011.