CEM9: 9th Clean Energy Ministerial

23 March 2018 – 24 March 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark

The NICE Future initiative was officially launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Copenhagen in 2018. U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette, Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources Kim Rudd and Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Masaki Ogushi launched the initiative at a side event on 24 May, following a discussion by ministers on the role that nuclear energy can play in future clean energy systems.

"I expect this initiative would bring the wisdom of the world on nuclear innovation together and contribute to policy making for realizing clean energy systems that solve challenges in each country. Our aim is to promote nuclear innovation utilizing out-of-the-box ideas from the private sector, pursuing the development of reactors with new concepts, including harmonization with renewable energy, combined with enhanced safety, efficiency and flexibility" said Japanese Vice-Minister Masaki Ogushi.

four panelists at CEM9, seated at table in front of presentation slid
Speakers at the NICE Future initiative CEM9 side event on 24 May: Michal Kurtyka, Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Energy; Masaki Ogushi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, Japanese Vice-Minister; Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources Canada; Dan Brouillette, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy

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Key supporters at the launch of the NICE Future initiative at CEM9 on 24 May, 2018: David Turk, acting director, International Energy Agency; Bill Magwood, director-general of the OECD/NEA; Michal Kurtyka, Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Energy; Masaki Ogushi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, Japanese Vice-Minister; Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources Canada; Dan Brouillette, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy

Jay Khosla and Ted Garrish seated on stage at CEM9
Assistant Deputy Minister Jay Khosla, Natural Resources Canada and U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Ted Garrish discuss low- and zero-carbon technologies at the Hybrid Energy Systems Panel on the margins of the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen

CEM9 participants standing for photograph
Some of the participants in the launch of the NICE Future initiative at CEM9: ministerial leadership, international organization heads, industry executives, Third Way, ClearPath and the International Youth Nuclear Congress