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.



Todd Allen

Energy Innovation & Engagement 

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

Amy Roma
Nuclear Export Law
Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP
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
Jess Gehin
Nuclear Science & Technology 
Chief Scientist, Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate at Idaho National Laboratory
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