Nuclear Information and Resource Service

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Budget (2017):

Revenue: $764,870
Expenses: $610,527
Assets: $417,415

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Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) is an anti-nuclear-energy advocacy group.

Opposition to Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power plants produce no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions, and as of 2021 accounted for 19 percent of American electricity production—the largest source of zero carbon electricity in the United States. 1 An October 2018 proposal from The Nature Conservancy noted that zero-carbon nuclear plants produced 7.8 percent of total world energy output and recommended reducing carbon emissions by increasing nuclear capacity to 33 percent of total world energy output. 2

NIRS 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.”3

NIRS 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

In May of 2021, NIRS was one of 715 groups and businesses listed as a co-signer on a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House and Senate that referred to nuclear energy as a “dirty” form of energy production and a “significant” source of pollution. The letter asked federal lawmakers to reduce carbon emissions by creating a “renewable electricity standard” that promoted production of weather dependent power sources such as wind turbines and solar panels, but did not promote low carbon natural gas and zero carbon nuclear energy. 5



  1. “Nuclear explained.” U.S. Energy Information Administration. Accessed August 16, 2021.>
  2. “ The Science of Sustainability.” The Nature Conservancy. October 13, 2018. Accessed August 16, 2021.
  3. “Group letter to Congress urging Green New Deal passage.” Earthworks. January 10, 2019. Accessed August 12, 2021.
  4. “Dear Chairman Barrasso, Ranking Member Carper, and Members of the Committee.” November 30, 2020. Accessed August 14, 2023.
  5. Letter from Center for Biological Diversity et. al. to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Joe Manchin, and Rep. Frank Pallone. “RE: CONGRESS SHOULD ENACT A FEDERAL RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY STANDARD AND REJECT GAS AND FALSE SOLUTIONS.” May 12, 2021. Accessed July 25, 2023.*1c9h3t8*_gcl_au*MTc3NjM3MTM1Mi4xNjg5OTU1MzAz

Directors, Employees & Supporters

Supported Movements

  1. Green New Deal (GND)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: January - December
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 1978

  • 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
    2017 Jan Form 990 $764,870 $610,527 $417,415 $110,860 Y $741,635 $0 $40 $69,993
    2016 Jan Form 990 $698,220 $667,034 $274,601 $122,389 Y $687,248 $0 $9 $68,168 PDF
    2015 Jan Form 990 $589,450 $605,033 $244,205 $123,179 N $576,847 $0 $4 $155,226
    2014 Jan Form 990 $428,436 $553,651 $264,236 $127,627 N $397,102 $0 $13 $97,941 PDF
    2013 Jan Form 990 $653,805 $508,454 $385,480 $106,778 N $640,189 $0 $3,010 $69,750 PDF
    2012 Jan Form 990 $652,254 $615,494 $268,906 $135,569 N $644,045 $250 $79 $67,475 PDF
    2011 Jan Form 990 $414,781 $509,929 $251,377 $154,800 N $394,144 $80 $2,597 $67,451 PDF

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