In 2006, the world finally surpassed an enormous benchmark: the consumption of one cubic mile of oil each year. That’s equivalent to 1.1. trillion gallons or 26 billion barrels of oil. In the conversation surrounding energy consumption, it can be hard to keep interest and sustain any meaningful dialogue as commentators must often wade through [...]
On Tuesday, June 12, the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities investigated the determining metrics for nonproliferation programs. The meeting, which was led by Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Rob Portman of Ohio, featured testimonies from Madelyn Creedon, the assistant secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Anne Harrington, the deputy administrator for [...]
FAS Roundup: February 13, 2012 New report on future of nuclear power, DoD inspector takes on classification oversight, freedom of the press and much more. Events On February 8, 2012, FAS honored Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, at a dinner event [...]
Will Nuclear Power in the United States See a Revival This Decade? FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS AND WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY RELEASE NEW REPORT ON FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY IN THE U.S. Background resources on nuclear energy WASHINGTON (February 8, 2012) – In the wake of the devastating meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power [...]
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Letter to the Obama administration regarding nuclear budget, new podcast highlighting sustainable energy and water security, 2011 intelligence budget spending on the decline and more. From the Blogs Prospects Fade for a Separate Intelligence Budget: Steven Aftergood writes about the National Intelligence Program budget, which will mostly remain hidden in the Department of Defense [...]
On Friday, November 4, 2011, I spoke on a panel at Washington and Lee University comparing Japanese and American nuclear regulatory systems.
On November 1, I spoke about nuclear power after the Fukushima accident to the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
By Carrie R. Williams, FAS Intern There is broad consensus that clean energy investments are critical to the long term stability, security and economic welfare of the United States. Rep. Paul Tonka (D-NY) recently said, “We cannot cut our way to number one. If we are to stay competitive as a nation in the long [...]