Project Report:
Saving Nuclear Power Plants from Premature Closure
- Investigates the causes of economic imbalances.
- Investigates the effect of the global financial system and/or the monetary system in fostering a sustainable economy.
- Investigates causes tending to destroy or impair the free-market system.
- Explores and develops market-based solutions.


The climate can be saved but only if we save nuclear plants from premature closure. Nuclear can be saved, but only with immediate, aggressive action. Environmental Progress (EP) is seeking support to build upon its success bringing the clean energy crisis to international attention, mobilizing fresh voices, and moving sensible policies to the finish line. As presidential transition teams start crafting their energy and climate priorities this fall, and states continue to seek solutions to nuclear plants at risk of early closure, EP is seeking to significantly step up its research, organizing and policy efforts.


We are investigating why nuclear plants are treated unfairly by state and federal policies, and how that can be remedied.

We are investigating how the financial system can be reformed to allow for nuclear plants to compete on a level playing field.

We are exploring how discriminatory policies and the lack of a price on carbon distort markets.

We are exploring and developing market-based solutions to protecting nuclear, clean energy and the climate.


EP is seeking funding to turn the crisis facing nuclear into an opportunity for clean energy and climate action. The challenge is not just in the US. Today the world is at risk of losing four times more nuclear over the next 15 years than it lost over the last 10. We have a plan to stop the closures and, over time, win policies that expand nuclear power, not just in the US but also in Europe and Asia.

Amount Approved
$20,000.00 on 8/17/2016 (Check sent: 8/30/2016)

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Michael D Shellenberger
President, Environmental Progress

Posted 7/29/2016 12:15 PM
Updated   8/30/2016 4:14 PM

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