Non-profit

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

NIRS logo (link)
Location:

TAKOMA PARK, MD

Tax ID:

52-1119677

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2017):

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

Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) is an anti-nuclear-energy advocacy group. 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.”[1]

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.” [2]

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. [3] 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. [4]

 

References

  1. “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/ ^
  2. “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 ^
  3. “Nuclear explained.” U.S. Energy Information Administration. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/us-nuclear-industry.php> ^
  4. “ 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/ ^
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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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    Nuclear Information and Resource Service

    6930 CARROLL AVE STE 340
    TAKOMA PARK, MD 20912-4446