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Thu, Jan 9, 2020

International co-financing of nuclear reactors between the United States and its allies

The United States and its allies in civil nuclear cooperation have struggled in recent years to compete against state-owned nuclear enterprise exports. Since nuclear energy agreements establish decades’ long relationships between the vendor and purchasing countries, and the United States and its allies wish to export their high safety and nonproliferation standards along with technologies, it is vital that the United States regains its position of global leadership on nuclear energy exports. As Russia and China seek out third-party countries with demand for nuclear energy, can the United States and its allies determine how to cooperate on co-financing agreements and become greater than the sum of their parts?

Issue Brief by Jennifer T. Gordon

Geopolitics & Energy Security Nuclear Energy

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

How accounting for the externalities of carbon would affect end products

Given the urgent need to decarbonize all sectors of the US economy, one of the broadest policy options that could steer both energy production and consumption in the right direction is the notion of putting a price on carbon.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas
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Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Shadow carbon pricing: What corporations can do in the meantime

There are any number of reasons for corporations to participate in sustainability efforts. One of the greatest contributions that corporations can make to a zero-carbon future is setting a “shadow” price on carbon by placing a dollar value on emissions and making carbon commitments and investment choices accordingly.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Jennifer T. Gordon is deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, where she has oversight of the Center’s research and publications and manages the Center’s nuclear energy policy portfolio. From 2016-2018, Jennifer was a senior energy policy analyst at National Journal’s Network Science Initiative. Jennifer has served as a CIA political analyst and has also worked as a freelance writer and TV commentator.

Jennifer earned her PhD in 2014 from Harvard’s History Department and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, after completing a dissertation on early Shia political thought. In 2004, Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College, with a major in Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in English. Jennifer lives in Bethesda with her husband and their two sons.