Non-profit

Romero Institute

Website:

romeroinstitute.org/%20

Location:

Santa Cruz, CA

Tax ID:

95-3527131

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2021):

Revenue: $4,211,706
Expenses: $2,734,632
Assets: $3,321,846

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The Romero Institute is a California nonprofit that has been opposed to the use of nuclear energy. It is the successor to the Christic Institute. 1 2

Opposition to Nuclear Energy

In December 2021, Let’s Green CA! (a project of the Romero Institute) was one of more than 100 groups co-signed an open letter opposing the nuclear power production tax credits offered in HR 5376, the House of Representatives draft of the Build Back Better Act. The groups identified nuclear power as a one of several “unproven and unnecessary technologies” and “harmful energy sources” that “would extend demand for fossil fuels.” 3 4

Nuclear power plants produce no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions, and as emissions, and as of 2021 accounted for 20 percent of American electricity production—the largest source of zero carbon electricity in the United States. 5  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. 6

References

  1. “About: 50 Years on the frontlines for justice.” Romero Institute. Accessed June 24, 2024. https://romeroinstitute.org/about
  2. Asian Pacific Environmental Network, et al . . . Letter to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for December 14, 2021. “Dear Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chair Wyden, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, and Committee Members . . .” Accessed June 25, 2024. https://unitedfrontlinetable.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/No-False-Solutions-in-BBBA-Letter-to-Senate-20211214-FINAL.pdf
  3. Asian Pacific Environmental Network, et al . . . Letter to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for December 14, 2021. “Dear Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chair Wyden, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, and Committee Members . . .” Accessed June 25, 2024. https://unitedfrontlinetable.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/No-False-Solutions-in-BBBA-Letter-to-Senate-20211214-FINAL.pdf
  4. “Who We Are.” Let’s Green CA! Accessed June 24, 2024. https://greencal.org/about
  5. “Nuclear explained.” U.S. Energy Information Administration. Accessed August 16, 2021. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/us-nuclear-industry.php
  6. “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: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: December 1, 1981

  • 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
    2021 Dec Form 990 $4,211,706 $2,734,632 $3,321,846 $209,649 N $3,941,882 $6,276 $16,015 $373,408
    2020 Dec Form 990 $3,012,582 $2,017,667 $1,830,139 $126,464 N $2,996,339 $5,000 $6,131 $349,956
    2019 Dec Form 990 $1,651,432 $1,742,912 $525,848 $34,514 N $1,650,936 $0 $1,012 $0 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $1,746,706 $1,846,793 $526,588 $17,381 N $1,745,701 $0 $1,968 $0 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $1,755,957 $1,923,597 $628,986 $-16 N $1,773,435 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $1,373,859 $1,154,601 $219,258 $0 N $1,387,837 $0 $0 $358,000 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $1,087,902 $720,555 $372,204 $0 N $1,086,299 $0 $0 $72,000 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $714,573 $708,731 $5,842 $0 N $704,917 $1,909 $0 $132,000 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $663,190 $679,800 $-16,609 $0 N $650,675 $10,204 $0 $108,000 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $558,720 $564,476 $-5,756 $0 N $558,720 $0 $0 $170,400 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $552,344 $572,420 $-20,066 $0 N $552,354 $0 $0 $169,400 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990 $354,123 $353,623 $21,634 $72,010 N $334,123 $0 $0 $69,963 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Romero Institute

    210 HIGH ST 2ND FLOOR
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3760