French Nuclear Energy Society
A non-profit organisation founded in 1973 with some 4000 members committed to the advancement of nuclear energy.
A Medal of Honour
In December 2005, the Society bestowed its "Grande Medaille" honor on the then US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Chairman Pete Domenici during the European Nuclear conference, the first American to be given the award.
Domenici made the following remarks today after receiving the award:
“In 1997, I predicted the resurgence of nuclear energy in the United States. For the past eight years, I have worked to help make that renaissance a reality. I am pleased to let you know that following the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, eight utilities have announced plans to build 13 nuclear power plants in the United States. I will continue working to help make these plans a reality.
“I would like to thank the people of France for their global leadership in the use of clean and affordable nuclear energy. You have sustained a form of energy that I believe is vital to the economic and environmental future of the world. In doing so, you have set an example for the rest of us. I look forward to a global renaissance in the use of nuclear energy". 
- ENS, Member Societies, ENS Website.
- United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Domenici Receives Grande Medaille at European Nuclear Conference Held in Versailles Today, Press Release, December 12, 2005.