Jackie Toth

Jackie Toth

Deputy Director

A daughter of booksellers, Jackie grew up in Pennsylvania surrounded by literature and nature. Encouraged by her parents, she never hesitated to "flip the rock" and unearth whatever crawled in the grass and under stones in the backyard.

Jackie's early interests in reading, writing, and exploring melded into an energy and environment reporting job at CQ Roll Call in 2016, where she covered Congress and federal agencies before moving to Morning Consult and eventually developing a beat in existing and advanced nuclear energy. Through her reporting, she learned about the past, present, and possible futures of nuclear energy—its successes, its failures, and its opportunities. As an advisor for policy and content in Third Way's Climate and Energy Program, Jackie began advocating publicly for clean energy solutions like nuclear energy, writing thinkpieces and papers about clean energy and managing the program's public opinion research into how people think about and experience energy and climate change.

Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in linguistics from American University. She's a fan of social music, from Coleman Hawkins to Pat Metheny, and enjoys British comedy panel shows such as Taskmaster and Would I Lie to You?

Opportunities for Coal Communities Through Nuclear Energy: An Early Look

A policy report exploring where small modular reactor (SMR) technology could support environmental justice communities that relied on coal

Goodenergycollective.org
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December 22, 2021

We Need a Clean Energy Standard with Nuclear

As Congress nears a peak in negotiations over a federal Clean Energy Standard, lawmakers should make sure to include nuclear energy

Goodenergycollective.org
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July 29, 2021

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

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

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

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

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