The Climate Crisis & Nuclear Energy – Video of a U.S. Senate Hearing

THE CLIMATE CRISIS Status Report and Looking Forward:
Could Next-Generation Nuclear Be an Important Part of the Solution?

An educational event for members of Congress, congressional staff, and interested members of the public.

In the video the panel addresses the rapidly shrinking carbon budget, the growing demand for energy, and new approaches–such as using molten salt reactors and recycling nuclear waste–that make generating nuclear power safer and cheaper than the 20th century’s nuclear reactor designs.

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, M.I.T.
Dr. Karl Hausker, Senior Climate Fellow, World Resources Institute
David Schumacher, Director of The New Fire
Caroline Cochran, COO and Co-founder, Oklo
Chris Levesque, President & CEO, TerraPower

Introduction by Adam Zipkin, Counsel, Office of Senator Cory Booker
Facilitated by Dr. Ashley Finan, Executive Director, Nuclear Innovation Alliance

Watch The New Fire:

For more information on advanced nuclear:

Capitol Hill Briefing on Climate and Next-Generation Nuclear from The New Fire on Vimeo.

See also Report – Overview on Advanced Nuclear Energy by the Clean Air Task Force.

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