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Policy

We believe we can have clean energy that works for the world. Our goal is to research and build the vision to support nuclear energy as a climate solution. Read our policy reports to explore our ideas about how.
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Interim Roadmap to Nuclear Justice: Join Us on This Journey!

If you work with a U.S.-based EJ or climate organization and want to join us on this journey, reach out at hello@goodcollective.org
Good News
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November 21, 2022

Comment Letter: Designing and Implementing the Advanced Industrial Facilities Deployment Program

We joined the National Resources Defence Council in a comment letter to the Department of Energy
Public Comment
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Dec 5, 2022

Good Energy Reflects: Jessica Tours Japan with the Santa Fe Leadership Program

Executive Director Jessica Lovering visited Japan and engaged with high-level decision-makers about their nuclear industry
On the Road
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Nov 9, 2022

Comment Letter: Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)'s Clean Energy Tax Incentives

We joined the Environmental Defense Fund in a comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury
Public Comment
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Nov 4, 2022

Who Represents Environmental Justice Communities?

Voters should make sure their reps are setting aside partisanship and advocating for policies that help ensure healthy communities for all
Special Report
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Nov 3, 2022
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Interim Nuclear Justice Roadmap

An illustration of our understanding of the concerns Americans have about nuclear energy and actions that can address them
Policy Memo
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Oct 31, 2022
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Good Energy Reflects: The Tribal Clean Energy Summit

EJ Policy Counsel Ariel Gould reflects on the summit hosted by the Department of Energy and the National Conference of State Legislatures
On the Road
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Oct 20, 2022
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Good Energy Reflects: Global Clean Energy Action Forum

Our panel and participation at GCEAF was part of the launch of an international initiative called RISE3
On the Road
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Oct 19, 2022

State of Play: Siting of Nuclear Projects

Colter Schroer examines the history, policy, and industry actions that inform nuclear energy siting and models for community participation
State of Play
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Oct 14, 2022

Good Energy Reflects: "Understanding the Societal Challenges Facing Nuclear Power"

A written discussion of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2022 publication
Our Collective Thoughts
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Oct 5, 2022
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Sustainable and Ethical Uranium Mining: Opportunities and Challenges

Examination of how the uranium mining industry can help achieve a low-carbon energy future while respecting human rights and the environment
Policy Report
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Aug 31, 2022
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The Power of Federal Grants to Support Community-Centered Adoption of Low-Carbon Energy

Grant-making at the Department of Energy can play an important role in supporting an equitable clean energy transition
Policy Memo
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Aug 31, 2022

Comment Letters: Recommendations to the IWG on Mining Reform

We joined other organizations in comments to the Interagency Working Group on Mining Reform's RFI
Public Comment
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Aug 30, 2022

State of Play: Nuclear Waste

One of the biggest concerns we hear about nuclear energy from progressives is "what about the waste?" Colter Schroer examines the issue
State of Play
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Aug 28, 2022
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Good Energy Reflects: ECA Forum on Hosting New Nuclear Development

Jackie Toth shares insights from a recent convening on siting nuclear projects
On the Road
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Aug 15, 2022

Our Second Anniversary: Two Years of Building the Progressive Case for Nuclear Energy

We’ve come a long way, and it wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing Collective members
Blog
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Aug 11, 2022
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Host Communities and Nuclear Energy: Benefits for Some, Risks for Others

Our analysis finds an inequitable spread in the benefits and risks of historical nuclear power projects in the United States
Policy Memo
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Jun 29, 2022
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Film Club: The Return of Navajo Boy

A recap of our discussion with Dr. Tommy Rock on the lasting impacts of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation
Blog
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May 10, 2022

Public Comment: Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

Good Energy Collective's response to the CEQ's Request for Information on the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool Beta Version
Public Comment
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Apr 24, 2022
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First-of-Its-Kind: Making DOE’s New Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations a Success

A new office in the Energy Department holds immense promise for closing the gap for clean energy demonstrations
Blog
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Apr 14, 2022
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What Does Environmental Justice for Nuclear Look Like?

If you're working on environmental justice and have thoughts on nuclear energy, we want to hear from you
Good News
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Mar 8, 2022

Public Comment: Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage

Good Energy Collective's response to the Request for Information on Using a Consent-Based Siting Process to Identify Federal Interim Storage
Public Comment
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Mar 4, 2022

Public Comment: White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

Good Energy Collective's response to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council's Jan. 26-27, 2022, public meeting
Public Comment
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Feb 7, 2022
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Can Nuclear Energy Jobs Power a Just Transition?

Guest analysts River Bennett and Alex Gilbert assess nuclear's ability to bridge the gap between labor unions and Green New Deal supporters
Guest Post
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Jan 19, 2022
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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
Policy Report
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Dec 22, 2021

Public Comment: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Environmental Justice Review

Good Energy Collective's response to the NRC's Systematic Assessment of How It Addresses Environmental Justice
Public Comment
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Sep 3, 2021
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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
Blog
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Jul 29, 2021
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Voters Support Community Ownership and Federal Investments in Advanced Nuclear Energy

Good Energy Collective and Data for Progress polled likely voters in the United States on their thoughts about advanced nuclear energy
Policy Memo
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Jul 23, 2021
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A Policy Pathway for Nuclear Justice 

To align the nuclear sector with the broader Justice40 initiative, federal policies should center communities and address past injustices
Policy Memo
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Apr 27, 2021
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Jennifer Granholm Set to Lead the Clean Energy Transition as Secretary of Energy

The former Michigan Governor supports advanced nuclear tech, environmental justice and cross-agency collaboration
Good News
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Feb 25, 2021
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What’s In Store for Nuclear in a Biden Administration

Lovering's Keynote Speech from the 2020 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting
Special Report
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Dec 8, 2020
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It’s Time for a Social Science Agenda for the Advanced Nuclear Sector

Here’s what an incoming administration can do to kick things off
Policy Memo
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Oct 8, 2020
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Why We Need a Progressive Nuclear Agenda

And how a new kind of leadership paved the way for Good Energy Collective
Special Report
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Aug 2, 2020
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Microreactors for Microgrids?

Why nuclear technology might finally be a match for community-scale energy systems
Policy Paper
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Aug 2, 2020
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Our Progressive Policy Agenda for Advanced Nuclear Energy

Recommendations for advanced nuclear technologies as part of the U.S. climate change response
Special Report
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Aug 2, 2020