Energy Policy

Breakthrough's Nordhaus on pathways to advancing nuclear, licensing and regulatory hurdles

How could proposed cuts to the Department of Energy budget affect innovation and efforts to advance nuclear technology? During today's OnPoint, Ted Nordhaus, co-founder and executive director of the Breakthrough Institute, discusses the future of nuclear under the Trump administration and explains how current advanced industries can provide a framework for nuclear on innovation. He also discusses the licensing and regulatory changes he believes would be needed to facilitate the growth of advanced nuclear.