Energy Research Expert from Idaho National Lab Joins ACCF

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation proudly announces the latest addition to its team of policy experts.

Efe Kurt, Ph.D. joins the American Council for Capital Formation as Senior Fellow for Nuclear Energy Policy. Dr. Kurt is on assignment to the ACCF by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where he has spent the last four years managing research projects. Most recently, he has served as the lead scientist on a $1 million Department of Energy-sponsored project on “Seismic and Cost Assessment of Deeply Embedded and Buried Advanced Reactors with Seismic Isolation Strategies.” Dr. Kurt received his Ph.D. in civil engineering at Purdue University and an M.S. and B.S. in civil engineering at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

As ACCF’s Senior Fellow, Dr. Kurt will oversee a research project on “Nuclear Energy: Its Potential and Roadblocks.” This will include exploring global export opportunities for nuclear energy, emerging nuclear energy options and technologies, transitioning from traditional to functional energy supplies and the roadblocks to that transition.

“The ACCF has a long track record for providing credible and timely critical research on energy-related public policy issues,” Kurt said. “I look forward to helping advance the academic arguments in these policy discussions.”

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Kurt on loan from INL to ACCF’s growing energy policy team,” ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield said. “Dr. Kurt’s scientific expertise and experience from Idaho National Lab will be well-received by both sides of the political aisle in Washington.”

The American Council for Capital Formation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic policy organization dedicated to the advocacy of an improved regulatory process, innovation in energy policy, dynamic free trade, an efficient infrastructure policy, a modern corporate governance process, pro-growth tax policy and a robust retirement system.