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Daniel Poneman
Daniel Poneman

Daniel Poneman

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy

Daniel Poneman is a former government official and nuclear energy executive. Under President Obama, he was the Deputy Secretary of Energy and also served as a COO of the Department of Energy. He is now the president and CEO of Centrus Energy, a global energy company that supplies low enriched uranium for commercial nuclear power plants. He is a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and author of the recent book “Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change.”


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"We can enhance the ability of nuclear power to combat climate change even as we reduce the risks of nuclear terror. Doing so will require well-crafted laws and policies, implemented with an ethos of constant vigilance and embedded in a culture that weaves safety and security goals into the fabric of our nuclear programs." 

"The United States will study the lessons of Fukushima to improve the safety of our reactors, but we continue to believe nuclear power has an important role to play as part of a diversified clean energy portfolio that will promote economic prosperity, enhance our security, and reduce global carbon pollution."
Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Daniel Poneman share his insights on combating climate change and nuclear terror."

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Daniel Poneman discusses the Paris Accord climate targets and his time as deputy secretary

Friday, August 9, 2019

"The key question is whether we can use nuclear energy to reduce the threat of climate change without increasing the risk that nuclear weapons will be used."

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman argues for the expanded use of nuclear energy to reduce the threat of climate change.
Friday, July 12, 2019