Our Mission

Nuclear Matters® is a national coalition that works to inform the public and policymakers about the clear benefits of nuclear energy. The coalition supports solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable, safe and carbon-free electricity resource that is essential to America’s energy future.

Nuclear Matters combines the former CASEnergy Coalition and Nuclear Advocacy Network (NAN) with Nuclear Matters to form a single, broad-based, multifunctional entity to leverage a diverse community of advocates and support solutions that encourage current and future nuclear energy use.

Nuclear Matters engages stakeholders and energy consumers around the country to educate and activate them in support of nuclear energy and to promote solutions that will help to preserve this essential energy resource.

Advocacy Council

  • Carol M. Browner – Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and former Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy
  • Dr. Kerry Emanuel – Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science and Co-Director of the Lorenz Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  
  • Dr. Alan Fellman  Certified Health Physicist, NV5 Dade Moeller and senior faculty, Dade Moeller Training Academy
  • Dr. David Gattie – Associate professor of environmental engineering and Senior Fellow, Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia
  • Rep. Tom Graves – Former U.S. Congressman (GA-14), President & CEO of the Ervin Graves Strategy Group
  • Heather Hoff and Kristin Zaitz – Co-founders of Mothers for Nuclear
  • Denise Ingoe – Region I coordinator for Women in Nuclear and a member of the Exelon Generation Mid-Atlantic Fleet Assessment Team
  • Karyne Jones - President and CEO, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA)
  • Sean McGarvey – President of the North America's Building Trades Unions
  • Jeffrey S. Merrifield – Former Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner and current partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Jesús Nuñez – CEO, Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP)
  • Ray Rothrock – Chief executive officer of RedSeal and partner emeritus at Venrock
  • Lonnie Stephenson – President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Ward Sproat – Former Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
  • Mel Williams, Jr. – Vice Admiral, US Navy (retired), former Commander of Submarines and a Fleet, former Associate Deputy Secretary at U.S. Department of Energy
  • Stan Wise – Former Chairman, Georgia Public Service Commission


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Nuclear Matters works closely with partner organizations who recognize the value of America’s nuclear energy plants. This growing roster of allies is integral to our efforts to educate the public on the clear benefits of nuclear energy and to explore possible policy solutions to preserve this essential energy resource.