Faces of Nuclear - David Schumacher

If scientists announced today the discovery of a brand new technology that could prevent catastrophic climate change, it would be celebrated the world over in the same way as the Apollo 11 moon landing. Yet, we already have discovered a technology with similar virtue: nuclear energy. David Schumacher is the director of The New Fire, a new independent documentary that explores the work of young nuclear engineers and entrepreneurs developing next-generation nuclear reactors. These young innovators are leading the fight to bring advanced nuclear to the forefront of the climate discussion. The film presents the powerful story behind the creative brilliance of these small groups hoping to provide clean and safe solutions to the world’s energy needs, as they try to bring their reactors to market. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 23 - Ohio Expansion

As we wrap up our campaign in Ohio, we leave you with Atomic Report: Week 7, featuring the Davis-Besse car show and safety day. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 22 - Ohio Expansion

It was an unexpectedly hot week as we moved out of summer and into fall in Northeastern Ohio.  The canvassing team continued its march, and the team is closing in on a total of 10,000 postcards sent to local legislators this summer.  Enjoy this version of the Atomic Report. Continue reading

Six years after Fukushima, Japanese policy commission wants more nuclear energy.

Japan has a checkered history with nuclear fission. As the first and only country to be bombed by nuclear weapons, Japan has more reason than most to fear the effects of splitting the atom. In 2011 the Fukushima Tsunami and subsequent meltdown seemed to confirm these deep seeded fears that many had about the dangers of nuclear. After Fukushima Japan shut down its fleet of reactors, though slowly some are being brought back online. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 21 - Ohio Expansion

Another weekly report from Northeast Ohio.  Check out this week's atomic report and be sure to take action to save nuclear in Ohio. Continue reading

Faces of Nuclear - Meredith Angwin

Meredith Angwin is a devoted nuclear advocate and author of the recent award-winning book Campaigning for Clean Air. Her book is designed to help people get started with their own nuclear advocacy. She serves as one of two Vermont representatives to the steering committee of the Consumer Liaison Group of ISO-NE, New England’s grid operator. She also writes at her blog Yes Vermont Yankee, is a guest writer for Energy Northwest and the American Nuclear Society blogs, and writes for Nuclear Engineering International Magazine in Britain.  She received a President’s Citation award from the American Nuclear Society for her outreach work.       Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 20 - Ohio Expansion

The newest Atomic Report is up and available for your viewing pleasure.  The team knocked another 2000+ doors this week, and made considerable progress on the grasstops component of our Ohio campaign. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 19 - Ohio Expansion

Good times at the Allen County Fair, new digital tools, and fresh ways to take action can all be found in this weeks field report. Continue reading

Notes from the Field, Week 18 - Ohio Expansion

Another week at the County fair, and another week of door-knocking.  Catch up on the week past with the most recent edition of our Atomic Report. Continue reading

Faces of Nuclear - Heather Matteson

Heather Matteson is a nuclear plant operator and procedure writer at Diablo Canyon, co-founder of Mothers for Nuclear, and mother of a bright 8-year old girl named Zoe. She began working at Diablo Canyon 15 years ago, before she actually believed that nuclear was a clean energy source vital to our success against climate change.  In 2016,  after realizing that her job, community, and California’s  Continue reading