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.


Save the climate and environment by saving nuclear power through public education and movement-building

View from offshore of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Diablo Canyon Power Plant, 2009 photo from offshore by "Mike" Michael L. Baird. The light beige domes are the containment structures for Unit 1 and 2 reactors. Diablo Canyon supplies, reliable, clean electricity sufficient to power 3 million homes in California, but is currently scheduled for closure when the plant's operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025.

Aerial of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Aerial photo of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by Doc Searls from Santa Barbara, in Wikipedia.


EP’s nation and state work involves analyzing the economic implications of legislated and proposed energy policies. State-side, EP continues to report on energy subsidies and investigate the causes tending to destroy or impair free-enterprise.

EP researches energy transitions and their social and economic implications for U.S. states and other nations. This research helps investigate the greater economic imbalances in relation to climate change, energy security and other environmental matters.

EP looks at the role that the World Bank, national ex-im banks, and other financial institutions play in shaping the global energy mix and their potential to promote clean energy development and thus a sustainable economy.

EP explores and develops market-based solutions to maintaining and expanding clean energy. EP has helped states save their nuclear power plants by helping pass legislation that adequately values carbon-free electricity.


We work around the world, as we fundamentally believe we won't succeed in saving our local nuclear plant at Diablo Canyon unless we try to save nuclear around the world.

We won't secure America's ability to rebuild its nuclear industry until we secure a future for our current plants, and we must learn from the best methods and teams around the world just as we once taught the world how to deploy nuclear power for security and prosperity.

We won't save the climate in the U.S. without progress everywhere, and we won't secure our economic future without general prosperity creating markets for our goods and services and ideas.

We reach the world on global social networks and change communities with local demonstrations sensitive to the needs and concerns of individuals. We talk to thousands of people at a time, when invited, and also work one-on-one with sources and critical allies. Our scale changes flexibly as required, while our scope embraces everyone.

Amounts Approved
$30,000.00 on 7/1/2019 (Check sent: 7/12/2019)
$10,000.00 on 7/31/2019 (Check sent: 8/12/2019)

Aerial of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
View from offshore of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

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Michael D Shellenberger
President, Environmental Progress

Posted 3/29/2019 5:48 PM
Updated   8/13/2019 2:31 PM

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