IEER is actively working to promote a fully renewable power sector that does not rely on fossil fuels or nuclear power. This work is based on Arjun Makhijani’s 2007 book Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, and involves efforts at state and local levels across the country. For more information visit Carbon-Free Nuclear-Free.
Few people realize that many radiation protection standards – limits on radiation allowed in air, soil, and drinking water – are based on “Reference Man,” a hypothetical adult white male. This campaign seeks to change federal and state policies so that they protect the most vulnerable, who are often children and pregnant women. For more information visit Healthy from the Start.
IEER is working to prevent the development of proliferation-prone nuclear technology in the United States, for instance, reprocessing and breeder reactors. For IEER’s latest analysis of reprocessing, see The Mythology and Messy Reality of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing. For more information visit Nonproliferation and Disarmament.
IEER, with the support of the Town Creek Foundation, aims to create a roadmap for an energy sector in Maryland with the following attributes: essentially emissions-free, at reasonable cost, just and equitable, robust and resilient, and democratized. The following reports have been published: Prosperous, Renewable Maryland: Roadmap for a Healthy, Economical, and Equitable Energy Future, Maryland’s Grid Transformation: Four points, Presentation to the Maryland Public Service Commission, Beyond a Band-Aid: A Discussion Paper on Protecting Workers and Communities in the Great Energy Transition, Energy Justice in Maryland’s Residential and Renewable Energy Sectors, and Energy Efficient and Pollution-Free Space Heating and Cooling in Maryland. For more information visit Renewable Maryland.