The Energy Impact Center is a DC based research institute focused on Deep Decarbonization.

Founded in 2017 by robotics pioneer Bret Kugelmass, the EIC analyzes and supports the solution set of tools which are able to reverse climate change.

Since inception, our rapidly growing team boasts a state of the art media arm, top engineering and economic experts, and global researchers. 

Our Thesis:

(1) Emissions must go net negative by 2040, globally across all energy sectors. (2) The only way to do this is to produce energy inexpensive enough to make carbon negative fuels that compete with fossil fuels on a global market without tax or subsidy. (3) The only energy source that can produce carbon negative fuels matching cost, deployment, and timeline constraints is nuclear fission. (4) Nuclear fission is currently ten times as expensive as it should be. (5) We must identify the cost drivers of Nuclear Energy from a reactor agnostic, techno-economic analysis in order to redefine the requirements for nuclear power production.


Azra Rasid

Biren Patel

Colin McConville

Erin Keogh

Jadwiga Najder

John Saunders

Juan Padin

Michael Beckert

Mitch Costley

Taj Bahandori

Adam Zuckerman

Barry Liss

Bret Kugelmass

Dan Sampson

Godwin Enebeli

Jim Brown

Josh Mesner

Mark Blomstrom

Michelle Brechtelsbauer

Olga Kens

Timothy Mwangi

Andrew Hummel

Beatriz Llerena

Charlie Chesney

Daron Christopher

Henrique Rossatto

Jim Menge

Josh Tolbert

Mark Johnson

Miguel Oliveira

Olu Olajide

Valeria Garcia


Todd Allen

Energy Innovation & Engagement 

Chair and Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan

Jess Gehin

Nuclear Science & Technology

Chief Scientist, Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate at Idaho National Laboratory

Jeff Merrifield

International Regulation

Energy Section Leader and Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Shane Johnson

Nuclear Research and Development

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology Innovation, DOE

Amy Roma

Nuclear Export Law

Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP

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