Taking Action for the Environment

St Patrick’s Day Rally at Vermont Yankee, near the plant gates, 2012. William Schulze, Twarog family, myself in background.


Pro-Nuclear Advocacy Opportunities

Actions you can take in favor of clean nuclear energy, and against the increasing use of fossil fuels for electricity production

Help in Ohio
Generation Atomic, a new group, is on the ground in Ohio, knocking on doors and building support for the Zero Emissions Nuclear (ZEN) bill that would save Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants from premature closure.    What you can do:

  • If you live in Ohio, write your legislators. Urge them to vote in favor of ZEN.  
  • If you don’t live in Ohio, write letters to the editor of Ohio papers, explaining why you hope Ohio will keep the air clean for all of us, by passing ZEN.
  • If you don’t live in Ohio, or if you live in Ohio, support Generation Atomic with a donation.

More information at this post:
http://www.generationatomic.org/ohweek1


Advocacies Accomplished

Some of Meredith Angwin’s pro-nuclear advocacy efforts and articles. These videos and links  are tools and inspiration for people who want to become effective advocates for nuclear energy.

Recent Podcast on how nuclear plants prevent air pollution, specifically nitrogen oxides:

Ecomodernist Podcast about my book, but mostly about NOx.  Campaigning for Clean Air podcast.  Also available on iTunes.

Pro-Nuclear Rallies:

Seize the Momentum: 100 Days to Save Clean Power in Illinois (Environmental Progress blog, by Michael Shellenberger)  Many references to Meredith Angwin as an activist. August 2, 2016  (rally and comments on Zero Emission Credits for nuclear energy, enacted by New York State August 1)

Big New York Victory Shows How Far Nuclear Still Has to Go.  Illinois (Environmental Progress blog, by Michael Shellenberger)  References to Meredith Angwin as an activist. August 1, 2016 (rally and comments on Zero Emission Credits for nuclear energy, enacted by New York State August 1)

Green Nuclear Power for St Patrick’s Day. A pro-Vermont Yankee Rally: Enjoyable pro-nuclear advocacy at the gates of the plant.

Rally Retrospective: On the Sidewalks for Vermont Yankee, September 12, 2011 Standing in front of the Brattleboro Vermont Court House, on the opposite side of the street from nuclear opponents.


Debate:

Janus Forum Debate against Arnie Gundersen: “Vermont Yankee; Keep It Running or Shut It Down,” University of Vermont, February 24, 2011.  Link to entire video at this blog post: The Debate at UVM, Arnie Gundersen and Myself


TV and Radio:
Entergy announces planned sale of shuttered Vermont Yankee.

Meredith Angwin appears with host Pat Bradley, WAMC, Albany New York, November 8, 2016

Report Indicates Strong Growth in Vermont’s Clean Energy Sector. Meredith Angwin appears with host Pat Bradley, WAMC, Albany New York, September 15, 2015

Rail Disaster Spurs Debate Over Energy Transport in Region, Meredith Angwin appears with host Pat Bradley, WAMC, Albany New York July 10, 2013

Frequent appearances on WDEV “Common Sense” radio program, discussing energy issues such as renewable growth in Vermont, gas pipelines, affordable energy, importing energy from Canada, and other topics.

Event: Meredith Angwin on TV, ORCA media (Onion River Community Access- Montpelier based) Speaking about Vermont Energy Policy, August 29, 2016: Pat McDonald, Host. Vote for Vermont

Previous appearance on the show, September 2015.  Embedded in this blog post: Vermont Energy with Pat McDonald


Articles: International

Nuclear plants and water quality:
Keeping Cool Under Pressure (water quality issues and nuclear plants.) Article by Meredith Angwin, Nuclear Engineering International Magazine, May 10, 2016

How grid payments undervalue nuclear energy and other baseload plants: Pay for Performance and the U S Grid. Article by Meredith Angwin, Nuclear Engineering International Magazine, February 23 2016

Economic impact of closing a nuclear plant: Circles of pain around Vermont Yankee closing. Article by Meredith Angwin, Nuclear Engineering International Magazine, January 28, 2015


Articles: ANS Nuclear Café

Farmers, City Folk and Renewable Energy by Meredith Angwin, ANS Nuclear Café,  May 28, 2013

Millions for education, but not one cent for tribute, by Meredith Angwin, ANS Nuclear Café, December 4, 2013

Prisoner’s Dilemma and New Types of Nuclear Reactors by Meredith Angwin, ANS Nuclear Café, July 24, 2013

You can search ansnuclearcafe.org for other posts by Meredith Angwin

 


Meredith’s blog:
Yes Vermont Yankee blog: A blog about Northeast energy Issues, and in support of nuclear power. (Over 900 posts in over six years)

Northwest Clean Energy blog
Closing Diablo Canyon is a big loss for California.  Meredith Angwin guest post at Northwest Clean Energy Blog, July 15, 2016

Reality: Less nuclear means more natural gas.  Meredith Angwin guest post at Northwest Clean Energy Blog, January 31, 2016

You can search northwestcleanenergy.com for other posts by Meredith Angwin

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