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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...