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  • The climate crisis is accelerating. We have no time to waste idling in the status quo of the carbon economy. We can invest in the carbon-free, renewable energy future we need – and we must. Wrangling greenhouse emissions and taking swift, effective action to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis is the most urgent…

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  • Welcome to the GreenWorld Podcast, hosted by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). NIRS is a national non-profit organization devoted to a nuclear-free, carbon-free world. We have served as the information and networking hub for people and organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues since 1978. On the GreenWorld…

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  • A few days ago, we published a piece showing the cost of federal nuclear bailout proposals. It’s a big, big number — $50 billion. But all of that money would not create a single new job, nor reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a single pound. In fact, as a new report released last month found, investing that…

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  • You asked: How much would a national nuclear bailout cost taxpayers? So, we did the math. There are two answers to this question, based on two different pieces of proposed legislation: the Senate bipartisan infrastructure deal and a bill jointly introduced in the House and Senate (H.R.4024/S.2291), which the sponsors want included in the Democrats’…

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  • Let’s talk jobs.  Specifically:  how many jobs would a nuclear bailout actually create? Spoiler alert! None.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve shown why subsidizing nuclear power is a bad investment for climate, environmental justice, and renewable energy. Earlier this month, we co-released a major report with Friends of the Earth that shows why nuclear…

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  • Seventy-six years ago, on July 16, 1945, the first nuclear bomb in the world was exploded in the desert of New Mexico by U.S. military scientists and officials. 40,000 people lived within 50 miles of the blast, many living self-sustained off the landscape. As soon as the bomb went off, the fallout began. Over many…

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  • Report: Proposed Nuclear Industry Subsidies Will Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Renewables Cheaper and More Reliable Alternative   Proposals from the White House and Congress would invest up to $50 billion dollars in subsidies for aging, uneconomical nuclear power plants over the next decade. A new report by economist and consumer advocate Dr. Mark Cooper shows that…

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  • There is no denying that the climate crisis is here. The crisis unfolds on the front pages and the endless scroll of our feeds. In recent weeks, record-smashing heatwaves in the Pacific Northwest met scorching droughts, wildfires, and warming waters across the west, another brutal wave of extreme weather that has become the new normal. We…

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  • Hannah Smay, NIRS  President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which is being negotiated in Congress this summer, is a historic opportunity to build a thriving, just, and equitable clean energy economy, finally putting the U.S. on the path to fight climate change with the ambition, scale, and commitment to justice that we need. The American Jobs…

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  • Janie Scott, Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Manager, Georgia-WAND Tim Judson, Executive Director, NIRS This week we commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the struggle for Black liberation in the US. Yesterday, Congress and President Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. It is so named for the date—June 19th, 1865—when word of their liberation…

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