We develop smart policies at every scale to accelerate the just and equitable deployment of advanced nuclear technologies. Our research is rooted in social science and champions a whole-of-government approach, so that communities can go from ideas, to development, to thoughtful and effective deployment faster and more efficiently.
Why We Do It
We believe all communities should have equitable access to clean energy that will meet their needs and create high-quality jobs. Nuclear energy is up to the task, but it’s going to need to look different. We don’t just mean new technologies—the entire industry needs to change from the ground up. Nuclear needs to grapple with the injustices of its history. We need a social science policy research agenda to match the engineering innovations. And most importantly, we need a diverse group of rising leaders who can partner with the climate movement to create an aggressive, coherent vision to address climate change and inequality. We wanted to create a new kind of organization that would do just that, and we’re ready to get out hands dirty.
Structure and Funding
Good Energy Collective is a nonprofit organization currently incubated by the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative at the University of Michigan. We operate using a "worker self-directed" nonprofit model, so that Collective members can have greater agency and influence as part of our organization. We are currently pursuing philanthropic funding and do not receive financial support from industry.
Conduct and Ethics
Good Energy Collective has an unequivocal commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).