The Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin have jointly launched a two-year research and dialogue program on strengthening transatlantic cooperation on global energy issues.
As part of the initiative, CUSE and GPPi hosted a high-level conference entitled “Towards a Nuclear Power Renaissance? Challenges for Global Energy Governance” in Potsdam, Germany on March 4-5, 2010.
The conference included approximately 40 participants from Germany, Europe and the United States. Speakers addressed questions regarding the recent surge in new nuclear power projects around the world, and in this context focused specifically on the implications for climate change, the economics of nuclear power, issues around long-term waste management, the proliferation of nuclear material and technology as well as uranium supply issues.