Non-profit

Institute for Policy Studies

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Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

52-0788947

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $5,273,565
Expenses: $3,889,771
Assets: $6,190,373

The Institute for Policy Studies is a left-wing think tank based in Washington, D.C. It has been directed by John Cavanagh since 1998. The organization signed a petition supporting the Green New Deal. [1]

Opposition to Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power plants produce no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions, and as of 2021 accounted for 20 percent of American electricity production—the largest source of zero carbon electricity in the United States. [2] An October 2018 proposal from The Nature Conservancy noted that zero-carbon nuclear plants produced 7.8 of total world energy output and recommended reducing carbon emissions by increasing nuclear capacity to 33 percent of total world energy output. [3]

The Institute for Policy Studies was one of more than 100 co-signatories on a November 2020 letter to the U.S. Senate that expressed opposition to S. 4897, the “American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020.” The letter stated that nuclear power “amplifies and expands the dangers of climate change” and denounced it as an example of “false solutions to the climate crisis that perpetuate our reliance on dirty energy industries.” [4]

The Institute for Policy Studies was one of more than 600 co-signing organizations on a January 2019 open letter to Congress titled “Legislation to Address the Urgent Threat of Climate Change.” The signatories declared their support for new laws to bring about “100 percent decarbonization” of the transportation sector but denounced nuclear power as an example of “dirty energy” that should not be included in any legislation promoting the use of so-called “renewable energy.”[5]

References

  1. ”Green New Deal Hub.” Influence Watch. https://www.influencewatch.org/hub/green-new-deal/. ^
  2. “Nuclear explained.” U.S. Energy Information Administration. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/us-nuclear-industry.php    >. ^
  3. “ The Science of Sustainability.” The Nature Conservancy. October 13, 2018. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/the-science-of-sustainability/ ^
  4. “Dear Chairman Barrasso, Ranking Member Carper, and Members of the Committee.” November 20, 2020. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://legacy-assets.eenews.net/open_files/assets/2020/12/02/document_daily_01.pdf. ^
  5. “Group letter to Congress urging Green New Deal passage.” Earthworks. January 10, 2019. Accessed August 12, 2021. https://www.earthworks.org/publications/group-letter-to-congress-urging-green-new-deal-passage/ ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 1965

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2016 Dec Form 990 $5,273,565 $3,889,771 $6,190,373 $536,070 N $5,024,377 $59,489 $47,197 $208,534
    2015 Dec Form 990 $3,963,688 $4,184,183 $4,568,522 $273,079 N $3,799,890 $102,770 $31,844 $224,902 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $6,239,864 $3,487,435 $4,862,162 $350,949 N $6,016,024 $88,041 $24,483 $213,128 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $2,914,157 $3,119,731 $2,159,389 $411,875 N $2,759,958 $70,586 $21,473 $240,936 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $3,749,583 $3,558,488 $2,263,349 $396,469 N $3,606,547 $29,994 $21,695 $240,032 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $4,188,445 $3,512,598 $1,947,676 $295,618 N $4,067,043 $28,389 $22,005 $488,905 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990 $2,943,472 $4,080,221 $1,266,735 $279,015 N $2,806,072 $28,392 $28,892 $486,480 PDF

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