Arjun Makhijani

October 14, 2008 at 5:42 pm 1 comment

On Tuesday, September 23rd, Arjun Makhijani spoke at the University of Tennessee. President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), Makhijani holds a Ph.D. in engineering (specialization: nuclear fusion) from the University of California at Berkeley. He has produced many studies and articles on nuclear fuel cycle related issues, including weapons production, testing, and nuclear waste, over the past twenty years. He is the principal author of the first study ever done (completed in 1971) on energy conservation potential in the U.S. economy. Most recently, Dr. Makhijani has authored Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (RDR Books and IEER Press, 2007), the first analysis of a transition to a U.S. economy based completely on renewable energy, without any use of fossil fuels or nuclear power. He has been touring universities across the United States in order to promote Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free and spread the facts that renewable energy sources are completely possible and economical.

Makhijani was also a speaker at a rally at Dragon Park in Nashville, Tennesee during the 2008 presidential debate this past week on Tuesday, October 7th, in which he also spoke about his book and encouraged the present youth to continue the struggle against dirty energy. Many youth for clean energy, including the University of Tennessee’s environmental group SPEAK, were present. You can visit his own blog through the IEER.


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  • 1. tmj99  |  October 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Families for a Clean Tennessee Video Hits the Streets!


    Families for a Clean Tennessee released a video reinforcing a poll conducted by Insider Advantage. The poll uncovered that more than 80% of voters oppose dumping nuclear waste in ordinary commercial landfills.

    The poll also uncovered the following:

    * 90% believe nuclear waste should be disposed of in long-term isolation facilities.
    * More than 75% of likely voters-both Democrats and Republicans– are more likely to support a candidate for Governor that is opposed to nuclear dumping and the BSFR program.
    * Nearly 60% are more likely to support a legislative candidate that is opposed to nuclear dumping and the BSFR program.
    * More than 50% have stated they would actively work for the election of any candidate from either party that opposes the dumping of nuclear waste in Tennessee landfills.
    * More than 50% support Senate Bill 687, and more than 60% are more likely to vote for candidates that support Senate Bill 687.
    * 63.5% believe that under no circumstance should nuclear waste be dumped in Tennessee.

    A copy of the poll has been sent to every legislator in Tennessee along with a pledge asking them to support ending the practice of Bulk Survey for Release.



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