The goal of the Carbon-Free Nuclear-Free project is to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels by promoting a zero-CO2 economy in the U.S., and to and to lay out a roadmap to achieve this as soon as is technically and economically practical, without resorting to nuclear power. It will take an integrated and comprehensive solution, as the issues of climate change, nuclear weapons proliferation, and security of oil supplies are intimately connected.
Inspired by the 2007 book Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, state-efforts are currently leading the way. See below for additional reports, op-eds, testimony, and more resources related to Carbon-Free Nuclear-Free.
- More information about Carbon-Free Nuclear-Free including downloadable summaries and presentations.
- Download the statement of principles with signatories
- You can download the book as a PDF file (it is a large file, 4.4MB). Download is free, donations are welcome.
- You can also purchase a copy of the book for $19.95 ($29.95 for addresses outside of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico)
State-level Carbon-Free Nuclear-Free Reports
- Renewable Minnesota, March 2012, analyzes the technical and economic feasibility of a 100% renewable energy-based electricity sector for Minnesota.
- eUtah, a Renewable Energy Roadmap for the state of Utah, with help and support from HEAL Utah.
- John Blackburn’s 2010 report Matching Utility Loads with Wind and Solar Power in North Carolina: Dealing with Intermittent Electricity Sources. Also see the NC WARN website for more North Carolina resources and information.
- The Snake River Alliance in Idaho has put together an Activist’s Guide to Idaho’s Clean Energy Future, updated in August 2011
- Energy Efficiency Potential: San Antonio’s Bright Energy Future, October 2008.
- Colorado Energy Affordability Study prepared for the Colorado Energy Office: February, 2022
- Addressing Energy Burdens: February, 2022
- 100% Renewable Electricity Supply for Maryland by 2035: Technical, Economic, and Fiscal Feasibility: February, 2018
- Making Residential Heating and Cooling Climate-Friendly in New York State (revised July 2017): February, 2017
- Prosperous, Renewable Maryland: Roadmap for a Healthy, Economical, and Equitable Energy Future: November, 2016
Testimony and technical comments
- Why Small Modular Reactors Won’t Help Counter the Climate Crisis: April, 2021
- NYSERDA’s Renewable Heating and Cooling Policy Framework (2017): IEER Comments: March, 2017
- Maryland’s Electric Affordability Program: IEER Comments on PSC Public Conference 47: January, 2017
- Maryland’s Grid Transformation: Four points: December, 2016
- Net Metering and Distributed Energy Resources: Maryland’s Future (Slides): October, 2015
Related Science for Democratic Action Issues
- Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free States (Vol. 16, No. 3): July, 2012
- What is RESRAD? / Where is Reference Man? / Carbon Free, Nuclear Free Statement of Principles (Vol. 15, No. 4): December, 2008
- Nuclear Power Costs, Alternatives, France, and Yucca Mountain (Vol. 15, No. 2): January, 2008
- Carbon-Free and Nuclear Free, A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (Vol. 15, No. 1): August, 2007
- Nuclear Power and Global Warming / Plutonium Discrepancies at Los Alamos (Vol. 14, No. 2): August, 2006
Related Energy & Security Issues
- Nuclear Power – Costs, Alternatives, France, and Yucca Mountain (Issue #40): January, 2008
- Carbon-Free and Nuclear Free – A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (Issue #39): August, 2007
- Nuclear Power and Global Warming / Plutonium Discrepancies at Los Alamos (Issue #36): August, 2006
- Cash Crop on the Wind Farm (Issue #30): October, 2004
- Wind Power versus Plutonium (Issue #11): November, 1999
- Status of proposed nuclear power projects – January 2011: January, 2011
- Small Modular Reactors: Fact Sheet: September, 2010
- Reprocessing and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management at the Savannah River Site: February, 1999
News Articles and Commentary
- Article on equality and climate benefits of investing in clean energy affordability: March, 2022
- Renewable energy microgrids and reducing the risk of grid-triggered wildfires in California (Sacramento Bee, December 2018): December, 2018
- TerraPower’s Nuclear Reactor Could Power the 21st Century (IEEE Spectrum): June 1, 2018: June, 2018
- The US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Deal: (Conversations on Money, Politics and Science series): June, 2017
- Nuclear Power and Climate Change (a short paper): October, 2015
- Prosperous, Renewable Maryland: Roadmap for a Healthy, Economical, and Equitable Energy Future (The Book) November, 2016
- Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free August, 2007
- Insurmountable Risks: The Dangers of Using Nuclear Power to Combat Global Climate Change May, 2006
- A Time to Choose: America’s Energy Future January, 1974
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