Environmental Justice in the Nuclear Industry—U.S. WIN Outreach Webinar
Aditi Verma is on this panel of experts who shared their insights on how we can all work to promote environmental justice within the nuclear industry and to ensure that carbon-free energy is equitable across diverse communities.
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project Rededication
Discussions concerning advanced reactors, modern energy issues, global nuclear commerce, safeguarding nuclear’s future, social engagement and equity, young nuclear leaders, and more.
Changing the Climate
Jessica Lovering, our Senior Visiting Fellow, discusses the progressive case for nuclear energy as an essential part of the broader climate change agenda.
A Call for Antiracist Action in the US Nuclear Community: A Conversation with Nuclear Scientists
A group of nuclear scientists recently published a call for anti-racist action in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, urging researchers and their colleagues to confront a long legacy of racial disparities and injustices in the history of the nuclear field, many of which continue today.
Fastest Path to Zero Virtual Series: Advanced Nuclear
As we approach the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in early November, it’s never been more important to set the world on track to reduce global emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. That’s why we must use every low- and zero-carbon option at our disposal, including advanced nuclear energy.
Judicious Spending to Enable Success at the Office of Nuclear Energy
Todd Allen testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Nuclear Innovation, Decarbonization, and Environmental Justice
A conversation that reimagines a future for nuclear rooted in equity-centered engineering.
The First 100 Days
In its first 100 days alone, the Biden-Harris Administration has already acted swiftly and boldly to help Americans recover from the COVID-19 crisis—accelerating vaccinations, reopening schools, and providing relief to small businesses, states, and cities that faced a difficult 2020.
Discussion with Good Energy Collective
Todd Allen interviews Good Energy Collective team members Suzanne Baker, Jessica Lovering, and Rachel Slaybaugh.
Imagining a New Future for Nuclear Power
If nuclear power is to be an important source of carbon-free energy in the United States, the industry must confront its history and acknowledge why public support for this source of energy has fallen over the last half century.
Toward Equity and Antiracism in Nuclear Policymaking
Many national security institutions—including those in the nuclear policy field—are strengthening their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Such efforts focus on the important goal of incorporating diverse voices in spaces where they have historically been underrepresented, but what else should equity in nuclear policymaking entail?
Hypersonic Hype and the Ethics of Emerging Weapons Technology
Hypersonic missiles have been receiving a lot of attention lately, but do they deserve the hype? And what kind of implications do these nuclear advancements have for equity and justice?
Racism and Nuclear Weapons
Drs. Katlyn Turner, Denia Djokic, and Aditi Verma join the “Press the Button” podcast for an in-depth discussion on how systemic racism in the nuclear field is produced and sustained, and what needs to happen in order to begin combating it.
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Power Hungry Podcast
Jessica Lovering discusses the challenges facing the nuclear sector, why she is working to engage young climate activists, the advantages of SMRs, and why they have the potential to be, as she put it, the “iPhone of nuclear reactors.”
Responding to the Crisis: The Future of Climate in Cities
Tony Reames, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Environment and Sustainability, on why policymakers should be using community-focused policies to address climate and issues of access in American cities.
Responding to the Crisis: Ensuring Environmental Justice During the COVID-19 Recovery
Michelle Martinez, Statewide Coordinator for Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, on the impacts of climate change and how it impounds issues of access on communities of color in Michigan.
Responding to the Crisis: The Recovery and a Clean Energy Economy
Daniel Raimi, our partner and Senior Research Associate at the U-M Energy Institute, discusses popular measures to meet the current COVID-19-related economic challenge and address climate change.
Responding to the Crisis: What Does Infrastructure Look Like During the COVID-19 Recovery?
Featuring our partner Carol C. Menassa, Associate Professor and John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Responding to the Crisis: Labor, Clean Energy and the American Worker During the COVID-19 Recovery
Featuring our partner Roland Zullo, Director of the Center for Labor and Community Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
NPR Marketplace
Make Me Smart With Kai & Molly invited Suzanne Hobbs Baker on the show to discuss nuclear energy’s place in the green energy discussion.
How Does the Media Cover Climate and Clean Energy?
A panel discussion between Nathanael Johnson (Grist), Justin Worland (Time), Emily Holden (the Guardian), and Kyla Mandel (Think Progress). Moderated by Sol Hart (University of Michigan).
An Expert’s Case for Nuclear Power
Jessica Lovering, Fastest Path to Zero Senior Visiting Fellow, talks about the role of nuclear power in a world concerned with climate change on the Vox podcast The Weeds.
Weston Lecture
Our Creative Director Suzanne Hobbs Baker spoke at the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.