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Research Impacts on Social Equity and Economic Empowerment (RISE3)

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Goal

Provide expert resources and create a blueprint for countries transitioning to a clean and just energy economy with nuclear innovation as a key pillar.

Overview

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RISE3 is building a first-ever partnership amongst governments and the nuclear energy, renewables, non-profit and academic communities to accelerate the adoption of environmentally just, clean energy solutions. Leveraging the insights and expertise of more than thirty participant countries and partner organizations, RISE3 aims to highlight breakthrough solutions and provide support that can accelerate movement toward net-zero.

RISE3 will convene expert resources supporting analyses to inform investment decisions and create a blueprint for countries transitioning to a clean and just energy economy with nuclear innovation as a key pillar. The campaign will also focus on recommending actions that can generate jobs and improve quality of life in communities.

The Opportunity

RISE3 is building a first-ever partnership amongst governments and the nuclear energy, renewables, non-profit and academic communities to accelerate the adoption of environmentally just, clean energy solutions. Leveraging the insights and expertise of more than thirty participant countries and partner organizations, RISE3 aims to highlight breakthrough solutions that can accelerate movement toward net-zero.


Why it’s needed

RISE3 activities will provide local solutions to uplift quality of life for communities around the world with nuclear innovation.

Key activities include:

1. Recommending how nuclear technologies can advance environmental justice and equity.

2. Publishing analyses detailing how nuclear energy can complement and advance renewables through coupling and flexible operation in integrated clean energy systems.

3. Examining how flexible utilization of nuclear energy for electric and nonelectric applications can lift economies and improve quality of life for communities and nations, including remote, off-grid, or islanded communities.

4. Tracking community transformations, including monitoring how potential coal site conversions to nuclear and/or renewables may yield economic and jobs impacts.



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