Background

"Why Nuclear is in Crisis." This is a summary of how anti-nuclear organizations — allied with, funded by, and invested in fossil fuels and renewable energy — have been working for over 50 years to kill our largest source of clean energy.

Articles

"If Nuclear Power Is So Safe, Why Are We So Afraid Of It?" Forbes, June 11, 2018. Study after study in top scientific journals find that nuclear power plants are far and away the safest way to make reliable electricity. Why then are we so afraid of them?

"Billionaire Energy Speculator Tom Steyer Bankrolls Arizona Initiative That Would Close America's Single Largest Source of Clean Energy," April 10, 2018. Steyer is paying for an Arizona ballot initiative that would prematurely close the state’s sole nuclear plant — which is also America’s largest single source of clean energy — and replace it with fossil fuels.

"Zero Dark Nuclear." April 4, 2018. Seven nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania produce 30 percent more power than all of the solar in the United States. If they are closed, the future of our largest source of clean energy is dark.  

"Jerry Brown's Secret War on Nuclear," April 5, 2018. A comprehensive history of the anti-nuclear movement's origins in California, and the special role played by Gov. Jerry Brown in killing nuclear plants.

"Saving Power in Danger," October 30, 2017. Covers the origins of anti-nuclear/pro-renewables thinking from 1950s to today.

Enemies of the Earth: Unmasking the Dirty War Against Clean Energy in South Korea by Friends of the Earth (FOE) and Greenpeace, October 15, 2017. Describes fear-mongering efforts starting in the 1970s through to today in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

"Greenpeace’s Dirty War on Clean Energy, Part I: South Korean Version," July 25, 2017. Describes Greenpeace's efforts to replace nuclear plants in South Korea with natural gas and renewables.

"Atomic Humanism as Radical Innovation," June 12, 2017. Describes origins of anti-nuclear movement and the nuclear industry's failure to understand and cope with the attacks.

"Why the War on Nuclear Threatens Us All," March 28, 2017. Article describes effort by Ohio and other coal-polluted states in the 1970s to deploy nuclear energy to reduce pollution — and how Sierra Club and Ralph Nader fought nuclear and sought coal instead.

 

 

Corporate & Energy Interest Funding for Anti-Nuclear Groups

WISE International :: Funded by renewable energy interests that stand to profit from the closure of nuclear plants.

Sierra Club :: Funded by natural gas and renewable energy interests that stand to profit from the closure of nuclear plants.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) :: Directly invested in oil and gas renewable energy interests that stand to profit from the closure of nuclear plants.

Environmental Defense Fund :: EDF lobbies for subsidies for wind and solar that would directly benefit members of EDF's board of directors.

Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) Funded by natural gas and renewable energy interests that stand to profit from the closure of nuclear plants.

Greenpeace :: Works to kill nuclear power around the world and refuses to disclose its donors.

Friends of the Earth :: Works to kill nuclear power around the world and refuses to disclose its donors.