External Pub

Nuclear Power Won’t Be Green Until There’s a Plan for Uranium Mining

Ariel Gould: Mining does not need to be destructive. It can be rethought to include cleaning up the dirty legacy of mining’s past, protecting the environment and investing in the community.
Breakthrough Journal
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November 17, 2022
Nuclear Power Won’t Be Green Until There’s a Plan for Uranium Mining
External Pub

Should Governments Reinvest in Nuclear Power to Fight Climate Change?

Jessica Lovering: Many progressive critiques of nuclear energy are valid, but given the reality of climate change, the need for independence from Russian fossil fuels, and increasing energy demands, there is now a moral imperative to invest in all of our clean energy options—and that includes nuclear.
The Nation
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November 12, 2022
Should Governments Reinvest in Nuclear Power to Fight Climate Change?
Article

U.S. Ramps Up Nuclear Energy for Africa in Showdown with Russia, China

Jessica Lovering discusses the U.S. governments effort to support African countries adoption of nuclear energy.
The Africa Report
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November 9, 2022
U.S. Ramps Up Nuclear Energy for Africa in Showdown with Russia, China
Article

Land Use Matters as Communities Cut Carbon Emissions

Jessica Lovering discusses the large variation in land use amongst clean energy technologies, and how that should influence energy system planning.
TechXplore
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October 6, 2022
Land Use Matters as Communities Cut Carbon Emissions
Article

Why Do Nuclear Power Plants Need Electricity to Stay Safe?

Jessica Lovering explains why a source of electricity is crucial to the safe operation of nuclear power plants.
Popular Science
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September 16, 2022
Why Do Nuclear Power Plants Need Electricity to Stay Safe?
Article

Coal to Nuclear is Smart Climate Policy

Jessica Lovering discusses the many climate benefits of converting coal power plants to nuclear power plants.
The Honest Broker by Roger Pielke Jr. Substack
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September 15, 2022
Coal to Nuclear is Smart Climate Policy
Radio

Diablo Canyon, Paid Family Leave, Funding Abortion And More: What Bills Are Vying For Newsom’s Signature?

Jessica Lovering joins KPCC's AirTalk program to discuss California lawmakers' vote to extend the life of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
KPCC
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September 1, 2022
Diablo Canyon, Paid Family Leave, Funding Abortion And More: What Bills Are Vying For Newsom’s Signature?
External Pub

Social License in the Deployment of Advanced Nuclear Technology

Jessica R. Lovering and Todd R. Allen: "[Advanced] reactors are intended for deployment in many novel scenarios, including being closer to population centers...This means that community engagement and approval likely will be critical for project success."
Nuclear Newswire
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September 1, 2022
Social License in the Deployment of Advanced Nuclear Technology
Article

Governments Are Rethinking Nuclear Power

Jessica Lovering reflects on governments reconsidering early nuclear plant retirements in light of the global energy crisis driven by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Gizmodo
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August 30, 2022
Governments Are Rethinking Nuclear Power
Article

The EU Just Decided Natural Gas Is ‘Green’ (???)

Jessica Lovering: "Personally and symbolically, I love policies that lump nuclear and renewables, and don’t like policies that pair nuclear and gas together, because I think it just cements in people’s mind of nuclear being a different kind of fossil fuel."
Gizmodo
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July 9, 2022
The EU Just Decided Natural Gas Is ‘Green’ (???)
Article

Russia’s Nuclear Power Hegemony

Jessica Lovering co-authors an op-ed arguing that the solution to dependence on Russian energy is democracies collaborating, innovating, and embracing interdependence to design robust energy systems—especially for nuclear power.
Foreign Affairs
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June 8, 2022
Russia’s Nuclear Power Hegemony
Radio

Should California Keep Generating Nuclear Power?

Jessica Lovering discusses the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, and the future of nuclear energy and its potential to combat climate change.
KQED Forum
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June 1, 2022
Should California Keep Generating Nuclear Power?
Video

NIA's Fission Vision Webinar

Jessica Lovering speaks at the Nuclear Innovation Alliance's launch of its Fission Vision, a call to action to double U.S. nuclear energy production by mid-century.
Nuclear Innovation Alliance
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April 13, 2022
NIA's Fission Vision Webinar
Podcast

To Nuclear or Not

Jessica Lovering talks about the disparities between different generations of nuclear reactors and explains why nuclear energy might appeal to some communities as a source of energy and jobs.
Earthlings Podcast
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March 18, 2022
To Nuclear or Not
External Pub

Could Micro-Nuclear Reactors Power Microgrids in Emerging Markets?

Jessica Lovering explores the benefits and challenges of microreactors for microgrids.
Energy for Growth Hub
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March 7, 2022
Could Micro-Nuclear Reactors Power Microgrids in Emerging Markets?
Article

Eliminating Ban on Nuclear Energy Is a Good Start

In an op-ed, a former West Virginia state senator mentions our report on opportunities for advanced nuclear to support coal-closure communities in the United States.
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register
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February 26, 2022
Eliminating Ban on Nuclear Energy Is a Good Start
Article

A Hole in the Ground Could be the Future of Fusion Power

Jessica Lovering provides some realism on the timelines for commercial nuclear fusion but says it could still prove important as energy consumption continues to increase after 2050.
MIT Technology Review
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February 23, 2022
A Hole in the Ground Could be the Future of Fusion Power
Article

Nuclear Power Is Critical for the World’s Climate Crisis

Jessica Lovering co-authors an op-ed about the vital role nuclear energy can play in addressing climate change.
Bloomberg Law
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February 8, 2022
Nuclear Power Is Critical for the World’s Climate Crisis
Podcast

Changing The Climate: Jessica Lovering

Jessica Lovering provides a primer on nuclear energy in conversation with the host of Changing the Climate.
Changing the Climate Podcast
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January 29, 2022
Changing The Climate: Jessica Lovering
Article

The Morning Dispatch: Germany Drags Feet On Ukraine

Jessica Lovering talks about the motivations and repercussions of Germany's phase-out of its nuclear power plants.
The Dispatch
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January 25, 2022
The Morning Dispatch: Germany Drags Feet On Ukraine
Article

Everyone’s Least Favorite Climate Fix? Nuclear Power Gets Fresh Look.

Jessica Lovering talks about new community ownership models of nuclear and how advanced nuclear could help reduce manufacturing emissions.
Christian Science Monitor
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January 21, 2022
Everyone’s Least Favorite Climate Fix? Nuclear Power Gets Fresh Look.
Radio

Nuclear Power Is Making Technical Strides, But Does It Have A Place In A Greener Future?

Jessica Lovering joins KPCC's AirTalk program to discuss how advanced nuclear paired with renewables will help countries meet their climate goals.
KPCC
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January 20, 2022
Nuclear Power Is Making Technical Strides, But Does It Have A Place In A Greener Future?
Article

Senate Committee Advances Bill Lifting Restrictions on Nuclear Power Plant Construction

The Charleston Gazette-Mail covers the Jan. 18 event on the feasibility of nuclear for West Virginia, citing Jessica Lovering's presentation.
Charleston Gazette-Mail
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January 19, 2022
Senate Committee Advances Bill Lifting Restrictions on Nuclear Power Plant Construction
Article

Experts, Legislators Explore Allowing Advanced Nuclear Plants to Come to West Virginia

The Dominion Post writes about the Ohio River Valley Institute's Jan. 18 event on advanced nuclear that featured Jessica Lovering and a bill to open West Virginia to nuclear energy.
The Dominion Post
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January 18, 2022
Experts, Legislators Explore Allowing Advanced Nuclear Plants to Come to West Virginia
Video

Feasibility of Advanced Nuclear in West Virginia

Jessica Lovering shares an overview of advanced nuclear energy as West Virginia lawmakers consider lifting the state's restrictions against nuclear.
Ohio River Valley Institute & West Virginia Rivers Coalition
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January 18, 2022
Feasibility of Advanced Nuclear in West Virginia
Article

WV Lawmakers Eye Advanced Nuclear Technology, Lifting State's Restrictions on Building Reactors

The Charleston Gazette-Mail cites our report on how advanced nuclear could protect or restore jobs and wages for communities where coal plants have retired.
Charleston Gazette-Mail
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January 12, 2022
WV Lawmakers Eye Advanced Nuclear Technology, Lifting State's Restrictions on Building Reactors
Podcast

Dr. Jessica Lovering is Changing Public Perception of Nuclear Energy

Jessica Lovering speaks on The Rational View podcast about the collective's origins and how the nuclear industry can earn the public's trust.
The Rational View Podcast
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January 8, 2022
Dr. Jessica Lovering is Changing Public Perception of Nuclear Energy
Article

Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects Stumble Despite White House Support

During a panel discussion on the Versatile Test Reactor, Jackie Toth said it's vital for nuclear and climate advocates and industry to keep making a clear case for this important project.
Forbes
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December 12, 2021
Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects Stumble Despite White House Support
Video

The Future of the Versatile Test Reactor: A Key Player in the Nuclear Energy Innovation Ecosystem

Jackie Toth talks about why the U.S. government should fund the Versatile Test Reactor project as a key pillar of the advanced nuclear ecosystem.
Global America Business Institute et al.
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December 7, 2021
The Future of the Versatile Test Reactor: A Key Player in the Nuclear Energy Innovation Ecosystem
Article

Nuclear Is Hot, for the Moment

Jackie Toth says while nuclear energy is in a period of revival, it's also a make-or-break moment for advanced nuclear developers to achieve timely, successful reactor demonstrations.
The Atlantic
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November 10, 2021
Nuclear Is Hot, for the Moment
Video

Small Modular Reactors: The Goal to Reach Net Zero

Jessica Lovering discusses GEC's founding principles, nuclear energy financing policy needs, and siting challenges and opportunities.
Toronto Global Forum
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November 9, 2021
Small Modular Reactors: The Goal to Reach Net Zero
Article

Will the Climate Crisis Force America to Reconsider Nuclear Power?

Jessica Lovering shares with The Economist how today's climate activists reflect a new pragmatism toward nuclear energy.
The Economist
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November 8, 2021
Will the Climate Crisis Force America to Reconsider Nuclear Power?
External Pub

The VTR Will Play a Key Role in the Nuclear Energy Innovation Ecosystem

Suzanne Baker, Jackie Toth, and their co-authors explain why a domestic versatile test reactor is crucial to nuclear energy innovation.
Atlantic Council EnergySource
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September 28, 2021
The VTR Will Play a Key Role in the Nuclear Energy Innovation Ecosystem
Article

Exelon NPPs Saved but US Plants Remain Vulnerable Without National Support

Jackie Toth speaks with Reuters about why Illinois' new climate law is a good example for why national policy in support of nuclear would help end the need for states to race to save their reactors.
Reuters
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September 21, 2021
Exelon NPPs Saved but US Plants Remain Vulnerable Without National Support
Article

A New Frontier for Nuclear: Partnering With Utilities on Decommissioned Coal Sites

Jessica Lovering explains how advanced nuclear technologies can be well-suited to repower former coal sites, whose surrounding communities are familiar with operating energy infrastructure.
Morning Consult
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August 30, 2021
A New Frontier for Nuclear: Partnering With Utilities on Decommissioned Coal Sites
External Pub

As US Nuclear Exports Decline, Experts Fear International Safeguards Will Too

Jessica Lovering co-authors an article on her research into how the U.S. can best strengthen global nuclear security—and what role microreactors could play.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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August 27, 2021
As US Nuclear Exports Decline, Experts Fear International Safeguards Will Too
Article

US Budget Omission Leaves VTR Proponents Rushing to Defend Tech

Jackie Toth says it's critical that Congress reverses course and funds the Versatile Test Reactor project in Fiscal Year 2022.
Reuters
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August 24, 2021
US Budget Omission Leaves VTR Proponents Rushing to Defend Tech
External Pub

Can Nuclear Power Go Local?

The environmental movement has expanded its focus to addressing issues of equity and justice. Jessica Lovering & Suzanne Hobbs Baker wonder if nuclear power can become part of the egalitarian future they envision?
Issues in Science & Technology
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May 24, 2021
Can Nuclear Power Go Local?
Article

California’s Next Climate Challenge: Replacing its Last Nuclear Power Plant

Los Angeles Times reports on California's energy future and speaks with Jessica Lovering about GEC's nuclear justice policy memo and nuclear legacy issues.
Los Angeles Times
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May 18, 2021
California’s Next Climate Challenge: Replacing its Last Nuclear Power Plant
Article

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: 10 Years Later

NPR takes stock of what happened at Fukushima and speaks with Jessica Lovering about nuclear energy in the context of climate change.
National Public Radio
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April 29, 2021
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: 10 Years Later
Podcast

The Argument Podcast: Should America go nuclear?

Investing in nuclear power can help get us to carbon neutral by 2050. But is it worth it? The Collective's Senior fellow MC Hammond, joins Jane Coaston, for a respectful debate.
New York Times Opinion
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April 21, 2021
The Argument Podcast: Should America go nuclear?
Article

The Activists Who Embrace Nuclear Power

In the face of climate change, some environmentalists are fighting not to close power plants but to save them
The New Yorker
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February 19, 2021
The Activists Who Embrace Nuclear Power
Podcast

Deep Isolation Podcast: Episode 9

Jessica Lovering explains why she co-founded the Good Energy Collective and how she hopes it will impact advanced nuclear policy in the United States.
Deep Isolation
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February 10, 2021
Deep Isolation Podcast: Episode 9
Article

Investments in Nuclear Energy Could Help Solve the Economic and Climate Crises

In this op-ed piece, Suzanne Baker and Todd Allen outline the value of nuclear energy for decarbonizing the economy and how we can center communities in the process.
The Hill
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February 9, 2021
Investments in Nuclear Energy Could Help Solve the Economic and Climate Crises
Article

At the Grid’s Edge

Storage and Distributed Energy Technologies Key to a Clean Electricity System’s Resilience
Morning Consult
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December 18, 2020
At the Grid’s Edge
Video

Webinar: Good Energy Collective - Rethinking Nuclear Policy from the Ground Up

As the climate movement works toward decarbonization, where does nuclear energy stand? Listen to Dr. Jessica Lovering, Co-founder of Good Energy Collective, a progressive organization dedicated to creating new policy and creating a bridge to the social science impacts of nuclear. Check out her predictions on nuclear energy policy through the 2020 U.S. presidential election and recovery phases of COVID-19.
Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
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November 5, 2020
Webinar: Good Energy Collective - Rethinking Nuclear Policy from the Ground Up
Podcast

Atomic Show #283

The founders of Good Energy Collective tell their story and share their plans to modernize nuclear energy products, projects and perceptions.
Atomic Insights
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October 10, 2020
Atomic Show #283
Article

A New Kind of Nuclear Option

Advances in technology have politicians on both sides of the aisle rethinking nuclear power.
Capital and Main
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July 29, 2020
A New Kind of Nuclear Option
Podcast

The Power Hungry Podcast: Season 1 Episode 6

Jessica Lovering of the Good Energy Collective talks about the advantages of small modular reactors and why she is working to engage young climate activists.
The Power Hungry Podcast
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July 28, 2020
The Power Hungry Podcast: Season 1 Episode 6
Article

Nuclear Power Has Been Top-Down and Hierarchical. These Women Want to Change That.

A new women-led, progressive energy group will devote itself to nuclear policy.
VOX
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July 21, 2020
Nuclear Power Has Been Top-Down and Hierarchical. These Women Want to Change That.
Video

Advanced Nuclear Tech in a Decarbonized Energy Future: Feasible or Fantastical?

Research and development is underway on new designs for nuclear reactors that seek to completely change the paradigm for nuclear energy.
Duke University Energy Initiative
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July 20, 2020
Advanced Nuclear Tech in a Decarbonized Energy Future: Feasible or Fantastical?