If you are pro-nuclear, you have something important to add to the energy debate. You don’t need to be silent! This book will help you make your voice heard.
Nuclear power is the largest source of clean energy production in the United States and a major source world-wide. Advocates appreciate the importance of nuclear power for clean air and for our planet’s future.
In this book, award-winning author Meredith Angwin guides you in your advocacy:
- How you can support nuclear energy simply sitting at your computer.
- How to support nuclear energy in public, using the same techniques as professional speakers and communicators.
- How to speak at a public hearing or be invited to speak to a legislative committee.
- How to deal with your own emotions in a world saturated with anti- nuclear messages.
- How you can find other nuclear supporters and have fun together.
Campaigning for Clean Air is a blueprint for nuclear advocacy. It features anecdotes, examples and insights from many people who actively support nuclear energy. It contains well-referenced facts about nuclear energy that you can use in your own statements. This book will inspire your work for a clean energy future.
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About the Author
She also works to protect the interests of electricity consumers (that is, all of us). In this role she serves on the Coordinating Committee for the Consumer Liaison Group of ISO-NE, the New England grid operator.
Meredith holds an MS in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago. In her research career, she was inventor on several patents in pollution control for fossil fuels and did extensive work in corrosion control for nuclear plants.
Meredith was one of the first women project managers at the Electric Power Research Institute, starting in the renewables group and later moving to the nuclear group. She founded a small company that consulted on corrosion control and water chemistry. Her clients included natural gas pipeline operators and fossil, nuclear, and renewable power plants all over the world.
Her nuclear advocacy work includes writing, speaking at hearings, and organizing rallies. For this work, she received a President's Citation from the American Nuclear Society. Meredith publishes at her own blog, Yes Vermont Yankee, on the Energy Northwest blog, and on the American Nuclear Society blog, ANS Nuclear Café. She also publishes in nuclear industry trade magazines and local newspapers.
Table of ContentsDedication; Author's Introduction; Chapter 1 - A Day in the Life; Chapter 2 - Why Support Nuclear; Chapter 3 - The Nuclear Community; About the White Papers; White Paper 1 - Nuclear Power for Clean Air; Chapter 4 - Building Your Team; Chapter 5 - Before You Go Public - Getting Your Ducks in Order; Chapter 6 - Expert Help; Chapter 7 - Activism from Behind Your Computer; Chapter 8 - More Activism from Behind Your Computer or at Your Desk; Chapter 9 - Letter writing - The tricks of the trade; Chapter 10 - Petitions and Perseverance; White Paper 2 - Nuclear Energy Safety; Chapter 11 - Social Media, A Bigger Community - But Less Engaged; Chapter 12 - Blogging; Chapter 13 - Quick and Easy Blogging; White Paper 3 - The Big Accidents; Chapter 14 - About Writing for the Web; Chapter 15 - The Activist's Email List; Chapter 16 - Raising Money; Chapter 17 - When It Doesn't Feel Like Enough; Chapter 18 - Intermezzo; White Paper 4 - Nuclear Energy for Efficient Land Use; Chapter 19 - The Philosophy of Speaking in Public; Chapter 20 - Being in the Audience; Chapter 21 - How to Speak in Public, an Overview; Chapter 22 - Quick and Simple Speaking Tools; Chapter 23 - Speaking at a Hearing; Chapter 24 - Writing a Press Release; Chapter 25 - Meet the Press!; White Paper 5 - Nuclear Energy around the World; Chapter 26 - Finding Places to Speak; Chapter 27 - Presenting at a Meeting - The Slide Show; Chapter 28 - The Friendly Presentation; Chapter 29 - Legislative Committees; Chapter 30 - Their Big Speaker; Chapter 31 - Ready for Their Rally; Chapter 32 - Ready for Your Rally; Chapter 33 - Not the finale; Acknowledgements; Endnotes; About Campaigning for Clean Air: Strategies for Pro-Nuclear Advocacy; About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Meredith Angwin’s book “Campaigning for Clean Air” is an easy to read, how-to book, not for only nuclear advocacy, but for any form advocacy. The book provides great insights for someone just wanting to write a letter of support through becoming an active proponent for nuclear power. In a time where nuclear power is facing strong economic challenges and more plants are trying to stay viable, Meredith’s book is a playbook that can help communities around nuclear plants reach out to taut the benefits of keeping the plants operating. My family and I have gotten to know Meredith over the years and her unwavering support for Vermont Yankee and the nuclear industry is inspiring. I wish her the best of luck with this and her next endeavor.