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Nuclear Power Gets New Push in U.S., Winning Converts
Nuclear Power Gets New Push in U.S., Winning Converts

NYTs—Challenges in meeting clean energy goals & electricity demands means politicians seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.

World Utilities Congress 2022
World Utilities Congress 2022

Kirsty Gogan moderated and spoke at the World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi about the latest innovations and advances in nuclear energy

A longer life for Diablo Canyon? Newsom touts nuke extension
A longer life for Diablo Canyon? Newsom touts nuke extension

AP—Newsom raised possibility of keeping open state’s sole remaining nuclear power plant. LucidCatalyst helped write influential report.

California promised to close its last nuclear plant. Now Newsom is reconsidering
California promised to close its last nuclear plant. Now Newsom is reconsidering

LA TIMES—With the threat of power shortages looming and climate crisis worsening, Gov. Newsom may attempt to delay the long-planned closure.

Wars are dangerous, reactors much less so
Wars are dangerous, reactors much less so

NUCLEAR NEWSWIRE—The risks of nuclear power plants in war zones is surprisingly small, explain nuclear experts, LucidCatalyst advisors

Designing the terawatt transition
Designing the terawatt transition

LLOYD'S REGISTER—Kirsty Gogan & Eric Ingersoll examine how shipbuilding industry could help produce low-cost, zero-carbon hydrogen fuels

WNE confirms its popularity and its status as the world's largest civil nuclear exhibition
WNE confirms its popularity and its status as the world's largest civil nuclear exhibition

PRESS RELEASE—Great success for WNE 2021. Kirsty Gogan was awarded the first ever WNE fellow award at this event.

U.S. energy chief hints California may grant reprieve to its last nuclear plant
U.S. energy chief hints California may grant reprieve to its last nuclear plant

REUTERS—U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said she supports keeping Diablo open. LucidCatalyst helped write influential report.

Op-Ed: California needs to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open to meet its climate goals
Op-Ed: California needs to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open to meet its climate goals

LA TIMES—Steven Chu & Ernest Moniz cite our study with MIT-Stanford to keep Diablo Canyon operating

Opinion: Closing California’s last nuclear power plant would be a mistake
Opinion: Closing California’s last nuclear power plant would be a mistake

WASHINGTON POST—A new report from MIT, Stanford and LucidCatalyst: Closing down Diablo Canyon would be the definition of climate incoherence

Study assesses potential value of continued operation for Diablo Canyon
Study assesses potential value of continued operation for Diablo Canyon

WNN—Delaying the retirement of Diablo Canyon would reduce California's power sector carbon emissions, reduce reliance on gas, save billions

Can California Resurrect Its Lone Nuclear Power Plant Because Of Climate Change?
Can California Resurrect Its Lone Nuclear Power Plant Because Of Climate Change?

FORBES—Some Californian's and scholars inc. LucidCatalyst are trying to keep Diablo Canyon in operation because of climate change

Ammonia Energy Conference 2021
Ammonia Energy Conference 2021

Eric Ingersoll of LucidCatalyst presented about how to create sustainable shipping with ammonia fuel substitution

Q&A: Options for the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant
Q&A: Options for the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

MIT NEWS—Researchers (& LucidCatalyst) argue the plant could provide multiple benefits for CA, e.g., desalinated water & clean hydrogen fuel

Will the climate crisis force America to reconsider nuclear power?
Will the climate crisis force America to reconsider nuclear power?

THE ECONOMIST—A new report from Stanford, MIT and LucidCatalyst reveals how detrimental shutting down Diablo Canyon would be

Keeping California’s Last Nuclear Plant Can Save Money, Climate: MIT-Stanford Study
Keeping California’s Last Nuclear Plant Can Save Money, Climate: MIT-Stanford Study

BLOOMBERG—California’s last nuclear power plant, scheduled to close in 2025, could aid the fight against climate change, cut energy costs...

Saving nuclear plant could help California hit climate goals
Saving nuclear plant could help California hit climate goals

REUTERS—California should extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to meet state climate goals, according to new report...

Making COP26 Matter—The Role of Science and Engineering in the Energy Transition
Making COP26 Matter—The Role of Science and Engineering in the Energy Transition

Kirsty Gogan gave the keynote at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers conference about the role of engineering in delivering Net Zero

Can nuclear find a place in the energy transition?
Can nuclear find a place in the energy transition?

ENERGY INTELLIGENCE FORUM 2021–Kirsty Gogan joined the conversation at the event titled: Can nuclear find a place in the energy transition?

From Commitments to Actions: The Sprint to Net Zero
From Commitments to Actions: The Sprint to Net Zero

CLEANTECH FORUM–Ingersoll & Gogan joined the panel on Big Ideas: is repowering coal the largest carbon abatement opportunity in the world?

The Next Chapter for Nuclear
The Next Chapter for Nuclear

CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE–Kirsty Gogan participated in the session on nuclear energy (LC does not endorse any political party)

Nuclear Seen Keeping Costs Down for "Green" Hydrogen
Nuclear Seen Keeping Costs Down for "Green" Hydrogen

REUTERS—Hydrogen is increasingly seen as an essential fuel to power a future, carbon-free economy. Cites a new study LucidCatalyst worked on

Energy Transition: The Role of Nuclear
Energy Transition: The Role of Nuclear

ENYGF–Kirsty Gogan participated in this annual event with the IAEA in Tarragona, Spain—the essential role of nuclear in decarbonization

Independent study on hydrogen production shows using nuclear will cut costs and emissions
Independent study on hydrogen production shows using nuclear will cut costs and emissions

URENCO Press Release—Urenco published a new report supported by the IAEA, EDF and LucidCatalyst

Nuclear Needed for Hydrogen Production, Study Says
Nuclear Needed for Hydrogen Production, Study Says

WNN—Nuclear and renewables are needed for net zero. The article cites a new Aurora study to which LucidCatalyst contributed.

Nuclear for Marine Shipping
Nuclear for Marine Shipping

CATF-EPRI-PILLSBURY–LucidCatalyst partipated in this workshop on decarbonisation of marine shipping, zero-carbon fuels and how to make them

Kirsty Gogan on using ‘Impossible Burgers’ to deliver net zero
Kirsty Gogan on using ‘Impossible Burgers’ to deliver net zero

NUCLEAR FUTURE–Kirsty Gogan is featured in the cover story about how the nuclear industry can help deliver net zero

Hydrogen Goes Nuclear as U.K. Reactor Pivots Toward Renewables
Hydrogen Goes Nuclear as U.K. Reactor Pivots Toward Renewables

BLOOMBERG–Kirsty Gogan is quoted about the role of nuclear to produce clean hydrogen and achieve Net Zero in the UK

Unfortunately, I Care About Power Lines Now
Unfortunately, I Care About Power Lines Now

THE ATLANTIC–If America wants to fight climate change or enjoy the modern economy it must get better at building electricity transmission

Kirsty Gogan & Dr. Rita Baranwal. Deep Decarbonisation Advocates. Nuclear Energy Powerhouses
Kirsty Gogan & Dr. Rita Baranwal. Deep Decarbonisation Advocates. Nuclear Energy Powerhouses

ENERGY DISRUPTORS Podcast–This podcast features two inspirational powerhouses creating a new set of possibilities around nuclear

Innovation & Investment in Energy Summit
Innovation & Investment in Energy Summit

FRONTIER ENERGY NETWORK–LucidCatalyst was pleased to co-sponsor this forum for leaders changing the face of global energy sector

UK Modelling Report 'Decouples Energy from Emissions'
UK Modelling Report 'Decouples Energy from Emissions'

WNN–Diverse, scalable and low-cost applications for nuclear technologies have for first time been fully represented across whole energy...

TerraPower circles 2023 for Natrium construction permit
TerraPower circles 2023 for Natrium construction permit

WNN–TerraPower hopes to apply for a construction permit in August 2023 and an operating license in March 2026 for its Natrium fast reactor

NNL Unveils Transformative Nuclear for Net Zero Modelling
NNL Unveils Transformative Nuclear for Net Zero Modelling

NNL NEWS–UK's NNL published a ground-breaking modelling report demonstrating the role nuclear can play in delivering the UK’s net zero goals

Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll on Nuclear Hydrogen
Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll on Nuclear Hydrogen

THE RATIONAL VIEW Podcast–Astrophysicist Dr. Al Scott has a conversation with Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan about nuclear hydrogen

Nuclear Innovation Highlighted at CEM12
Nuclear Innovation Highlighted at CEM12

WNN–Kirsty Gogan moderated discussion at CEM—how nuclear energy can contribute to reducing carbon emissions in fight against climate change

CEM Event: Flexible Nuclear Campaign for Nuclear-Renewables Integration
CEM Event: Flexible Nuclear Campaign for Nuclear-Renewables Integration

CEM 12–Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll participated in this discussion about nuclear-renewables integration

One Big Energy Bet Could End California's Drought, But Really
One Big Energy Bet Could End California's Drought, But Really

INVERSE–With the climate changing and droughts on the rise, big changes are needed to save the state–bldg smart solar developments

De-Risking The Energy Transition
De-Risking The Energy Transition

TTI Webinar–LucidCatalyst produced with Top Tier Impact on how we can de-risk the energy transition, featuring Gogan, Ingersoll, and Herter

Foratom Highlights Nuclear's Role in EU hydrogen Economy
Foratom Highlights Nuclear's Role in EU hydrogen Economy

WNN–Nuclear provides a perfect solution for the generation of large quantities of low-carbon & affordable hydrogen...

Nuclear enables environmentalists to talk about 'plenty'
Nuclear enables environmentalists to talk about 'plenty'

WNN–Kirsty Gogan and Ben Heard at the Atoms for Humanity discussion about Sustainable Development Goals

On Course to Create a Fusion Power Plant
On Course to Create a Fusion Power Plant

MIT NEWS–Eric Ingersoll helped teach this MIT engineering course, which became an incubator for fusion design innovations

Oil Companies and Major Utilities Mulling Purchase of 1.4GW Green Hydrogen Project in Chile
Oil Companies and Major Utilities Mulling Purchase of 1.4GW Green Hydrogen Project in Chile

RECHARGE – The $3bn HNH facility, to be powered by 1.8GW of onshore wind, will generate up to 1m tonnes of green ammonia per year

European Taxonomy/Commission Announces Plans To Include Nuclear Energy
European Taxonomy/Commission Announces Plans To Include Nuclear Energy

NUCNET–Reason prevails! The European commission has announced that it will include nuclear power in the EU’s sustainable taxonomy.

Reimagining Energy: Non-Power Applications
Reimagining Energy: Non-Power Applications

GAIN Webinar Series–Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan were invited to present on Non-Power Applications.

How Hydrogen-Enabled Synthetic Fuels Can Cut Global Emissions
How Hydrogen-Enabled Synthetic Fuels Can Cut Global Emissions

THE CIMPATICO PODCAST–Kirsty Gogan discusses the 3 main organising principles in order to achieve decarbonisation — Scale, Speed, and Cost

Driving Deeper Decarbonisation with Hydrogen-Enabled Synthetic Fuels
Driving Deeper Decarbonisation with Hydrogen-Enabled Synthetic Fuels

NNWI–LucidCatalyst's report has made crucial breakthrough in designing new strategies for clean low-cost & large-scale hydrogen...

Why Hydrogen Needs Nuclear Power To Succeed
Why Hydrogen Needs Nuclear Power To Succeed

OILPRICE.COM–This article cites LucidCatalyst's Missing Link report describing our proposals for large-scale production of green hydrogen

Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst
Advanced heat sources are key to decarbonisation, says LucidCatalyst

WNN–This article features LucidCatalyst's landmark study on zero-carbon hydrogen: Missing Link to a Livable Climate

ETI NCD Study cited in the UK's HM Treasury Net Zero Interim report
ETI NCD Study cited in the UK's HM Treasury Net Zero Interim report

HMT Net Zero–"learning can, and does, occur for nuclear power plant construction where nations are able to invest in fleet deployment...

All Reactors Large and Small
All Reactors Large and Small

ATOMIC INSIGHTS PODCAST–Kirsty & Eric join Rod Adams and other experts in a lively discussion about nuclear plant costs

Paris accords: Nuclear energy must be part of a serious US recommitment
Paris accords: Nuclear energy must be part of a serious US recommitment

THE HILL–Early recognition, investment and policy support of nuclear energy will ensure the Biden admin reaches and exceeds its goals

Non-grid nuclear applications hold key to decarbonisation
Non-grid nuclear applications hold key to decarbonisation

WNN–Kirsty Gogan spoke at the 5th Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum about how hydrogen, and nuclear, can help hard to decarbonise areas

Nuclear Beyond Power: Hydrogen, Heat, and Desalination
Nuclear Beyond Power: Hydrogen, Heat, and Desalination

ATLANTIC COUNCIL GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM–Kirsty Gogan was honoured to join the panel on non-grid nuclear applications key to decarbonisation

Nuclear Sector Deal Webinar Series 2021
Nuclear Sector Deal Webinar Series 2021

NUCLEAR SECTOR DEAL–Kirsty Gogan joined a distinguished panel to discuss how we can achieve cost reduction in nuclear new build

The Clean Hydrogen Saga: Part II – The Cost of Clean Hydrogen
The Clean Hydrogen Saga: Part II – The Cost of Clean Hydrogen

ADVANCED ENERGY–This is part 2 of a 4-part series on clean hydrogen and how to bring its costs down

The Need to Scale Up Hydrogen – Part I
The Need to Scale Up Hydrogen – Part I

ADVANCED ENERGY–LucidCatalyst's "Missing Link" report informed this series of articles about addressing "difficult-to-decarbonize" sectors

Governments Look to Expand Nuclear Power Through SMRs
Governments Look to Expand Nuclear Power Through SMRs

POWER–Kirsty Gogan said SMRs can provide economical and clean dispatchable generation, repower coal plants, and supply heat ...

Conversation with Kirsty Gogan & Eric Ingersoll
Conversation with Kirsty Gogan & Eric Ingersoll

ENERGY STRATEGY Podcast–This podcast from Sweden explores how do we go about delivering on the Paris Agreement and other questions

Floating nuclear power plants are an affordable and clean alternative to fossil fuels
Floating nuclear power plants are an affordable and clean alternative to fossil fuels

INTELLIGENT LIVING–Floating barges fitted with advanced nuclear reactors could provide electricity across the developing world

Nuclear Industry Sees Its Survival In The Need For Carbon Capture
Nuclear Industry Sees Its Survival In The Need For Carbon Capture

FORBES–Nuclear advocates see a vast market for reactors in carbon capture and carbon-based products, not only for the next generation ...

Which are the most effective climate change nonprofits?
Which are the most effective climate change nonprofits?

MEDIUM–LucidCatalyst works closely with both Clean Air Task Force and TerraPraxis, rated most effective nonprofits working on climate...

What is Hydrogen Fuel? New ways of making hydrogen are set to transform the energy industry...
What is Hydrogen Fuel? New ways of making hydrogen are set to transform the energy industry...

BUSINESS INSIDER–Eric Ingersoll is quoted in this comprehensive article about the $145 billion hydrogen market.

EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy: The case to unlock sustainable funding for nuclear industry
EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy: The case to unlock sustainable funding for nuclear industry

ARUP–Kirsty Gogan advised the Arup report showing why nuclear power deserves a place in the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy framework

Synthetic fuels are the decarbonization tool we didn't know we needed
Synthetic fuels are the decarbonization tool we didn't know we needed

THE 4TH GENERATION–Carbon-neutral, hydrogen-enabled synthetic fuels might be the answer to transitioning “difficult-to-decarbonize” sectors

Podcast interview with Kirsty Gogan: I always judge myself before others!
Podcast interview with Kirsty Gogan: I always judge myself before others!

Listen to this podcast with Kirsty Gogan about her life and how she came to work on climate issues.

Nuclear Key to the Clean Energy Transition – Conclusions of the 2020 IAEA Scientific Forum
Nuclear Key to the Clean Energy Transition – Conclusions of the 2020 IAEA Scientific Forum

IAEA–Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll met with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi at the forum to discuss the clean energy transition.

Nuclear essential to hydrogen future, says LucidCatalyst
Nuclear essential to hydrogen future, says LucidCatalyst

WNN – Untapped options for clean hydrogen–including the use of advanced modular reactors–can put the world back on the pathway ...

Policymakers should act now on nuclear, urges new report
Policymakers should act now on nuclear, urges new report

WNN–The importance of nuclear power in the transition to clean energy, in a report published today by the Flexible Nuclear Campaign...

"Missing Link': Could nuclear power up the clean hydrogen industry?
"Missing Link': Could nuclear power up the clean hydrogen industry?

BUSINESS GREEN–LucidCatalyst's new report argues that with demand for clean hydrogen set to boom, nascent molecular reactor industry...

11th Annual Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Meeting Flexibility: The Enabling Roles of Nuclear Energy
11th Annual Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Meeting Flexibility: The Enabling Roles of Nuclear Energy

CEM 11–Kirsty Gogan's keynote address was part of the launch of Flexible Nuclear Campaign for Nuclear-Renewables Integration

Nuclear power and hydrogen ‘may cut climate change’
Nuclear power and hydrogen ‘may cut climate change’

THE SUNDAY TIMES–This article features our report about how to tackle the difficult-to-decarbonize sectors to achieve net zero by 2050

Blueprint for cheaper nuclear power unveiled
Blueprint for cheaper nuclear power unveiled

NIA UK–The nuclear industry set out an ambitious framework to cut the cost of constructing new power stations in the UK. In a new report...

Michael Liebreich interviews Kirsty Gogan about nuclear energy: "It's the missing link..."
Michael Liebreich interviews Kirsty Gogan about nuclear energy: "It's the missing link..."

Kirsty Gogan talks about why nuclear energy is critical to fighting climate change, as part of this series with leaders working on climate..

Green power needs to be dense power
Green power needs to be dense power

FINANCIAL TIMES–We are delighted that two recent LucidCatalyst studies were cited in this article by Jonathan Ford

Flexible Nuclear in Future Energy Systems
Flexible Nuclear in Future Energy Systems

CLEARPATH & LUCIDCATALYST Webinar–The role of flexible nuclear energy in future energy systems with Eric Ingersoll & Kirsty Gogan...

LucidCatalyst study is first to derive highest allowable capital cost for advanced reactors
LucidCatalyst study is first to derive highest allowable capital cost for advanced reactors

PRESS RELEASE—Advanced reactors that cost less than $3,000/kW will be attractive investments, and create the most value for plant owners...

Building new nuclear capacity does not need to be risky or expensive, new report from OECD's NEA...
Building new nuclear capacity does not need to be risky or expensive, new report from OECD's NEA...

WNN–Kirsty Gogan joined a panel of key policy and industry experts at the webinar launch of the OECD NEA's new report and calls for action

It's time to fill the empty chair at COP26
It's time to fill the empty chair at COP26

BUSINESS GREEN–The goal is decarbonisation, not 100% renewables, and nuclear should be part of climate equation, argue Gogan and Ingersoll

The world must look beyond sun and wind for hydrogen
The world must look beyond sun and wind for hydrogen

FINANCIAL TIMES–This article quotes Eric Ingersoll about the need to decarbonize liquid fuels and cost-effective opportunities...

Open Letter: EU must include nuclear power in its list of sustainable sources
Open Letter: EU must include nuclear power in its list of sustainable sources

FINANCIAL TIMES—Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan are signatories on this open letter on EU sustainable finance, with James Hansen and others

IAEA Event at COP25 Climate Change Conference Explores Decarbonization Strategies
IAEA Event at COP25 Climate Change Conference Explores Decarbonization Strategies

IAEA–Eric Ingersoll and Kirsty Gogan join thought leaders and sustainable energy experts to discuss the role of low carbon energy options...

We need more of our climate solutions to be Impossible™ burgers
We need more of our climate solutions to be Impossible™ burgers

BUSINESS GREEN–We can't rely on behaviour change to stop climate change, argue LucidCatalyst's Gogan and Ingersoll...

Can nuclear energy be a competitive climate change option today?
Can nuclear energy be a competitive climate change option today?

The majority of nuclear projects are being built today at 50-80% lower capital cost and twice as fast, as recent projects in US & Europe...

Video about Canada’s Clean Energy Opportunity, featuring Kirsty Gogan
Video about Canada’s Clean Energy Opportunity, featuring Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan was featured in a video about Canada's clean energy opportunity during the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial in Vancouver

Environmentalists ‘may have to accept ‘taboo’ nuclear energy to decarbonise’
Environmentalists ‘may have to accept ‘taboo’ nuclear energy to decarbonise’

ENERGY LIVE NEWS—Kristy Gogan noted nuclear energy has been taboo subject within environmental movement, but it will have to play a part...

Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future
Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

WNN—Nuclear has a place in Europe's energy mix, but rising costs – even if only perceived – need to be addressed – NNWI first annual forum

NNWI Forum 2019: Nuclear energy as part of Europe’s energy mix
NNWI Forum 2019: Nuclear energy as part of Europe’s energy mix

We were pleased to participate in the NNWI Forum, where Kirsty Gogan spoke about "Cutting the cost of new nuclear plants."

Net-zero world must conquer its irrational fear of nuclear power
Net-zero world must conquer its irrational fear of nuclear power

FINANCIAL TIMES – Jonathan Ford examines the effects of the irrational fear of nuclear power on our chances to address climate change

Conference reveals growing optimism for small reactors
Conference reveals growing optimism for small reactors

NEI MAGAZINE—IAEA Conference revealed growing optimism about potential role of SMRs & AMRs in addressing climate change. Kirsty Gogan quoted

IAEA Conference / Nuclear Industry ‘Looking For Ways To Cut Construction Times And Costs’
IAEA Conference / Nuclear Industry ‘Looking For Ways To Cut Construction Times And Costs’

NUCNET–Kirsty Gogan said most new-build project are delivering low-cost, successful nuclear programs with experience and planning

IAEA Climate Conference Ends with Call for Major Nuclear Role
IAEA Climate Conference Ends with Call for Major Nuclear Role

“The vast majority of new-build projects around the world are delivering very low cost, successful nuclear programmes..." said Kirsty Gogan

A low-carbon future needs partnerships
A low-carbon future needs partnerships

WNN—Kirsty Gogan discusses the role of nuclear in the clean energy transition at the IAEA International Conference on Climate Change.

Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology
Viewpoint: Why sustainable finance needs to be defined by evidence not ideology

WNN–The speed and scale needed to stop climate change requires laser-like focus on evidence-based, and sometimes tough, decision-making.

Cutting nuclear funding curbs action on climate
Cutting nuclear funding curbs action on climate

FT–Letter from LucidCatalyst and NGO partners supporting European Council's evidence-based decision-making on energy and climate policies

Energy Disruptors: Unite 2019
Energy Disruptors: Unite 2019

We share Energy Disruptors' mission of uniting the entire spectrum of the energy industry around the common goal of accelerating solutions

Clearing the air on energy: more clearing needed
Clearing the air on energy: more clearing needed

BUSINESS VANCOUVER – Fatih Birol at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) forum offers sobering reality check on global energy trends

New ways of making hydrogen are set to transform the energy industry
New ways of making hydrogen are set to transform the energy industry

BUSINESS INSIDER—This comprehensive article quotes Eric Ingersoll about the energy transition and the need to make more progress.

Making Nuclear New Build Competitive
Making Nuclear New Build Competitive

FT–Nuclear energy will be irrelevant to the UK climate response unless plant costs fall dramatically—by Eric Ingersoll & Kirsty Gogan

Titans of Nuclear: Eric Ingersoll
Titans of Nuclear: Eric Ingersoll

Eric Ingersoll is one of the world’s leading climate change analysts and advisors. He discusses his life's work and challenges...