Fairewinds Energy Education is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2008. Our mission is to educate the public about nuclear power and other energy issues. We have designed our website to be a hub for fact-based, undistorted nuclear energy information. Fairewinds’ website features podcasts and videos, in which we collaborate with experts in wide ranging fields to discuss nuclear energy issues.
On our website you’ll also find blog posts on current events, expert witness reports on nuclear safety issues, frequently asked questions (FAQs) about nuclear power, a nuclear book list, archives of our presentations, media coverage, newsletters, and much more. Thanks to our dedicated volunteer translators, our content is available in four languages.
Our work is supported by grants and by many small individual donations from people around the world who believe in our work as much as we do. The Fairewinds Crew works hard to demystify nuclear power through education.
"Arnie Gundersen is one of very few people in the state with on-the-ground, inside-out understanding about how a nuclear power plant runs. This knowledge comes from more than 20 years of working at a senior level in the industry, overseeing operations, engineering, and safety."
"I want to begin by thanking … people whose work is dramatically more important than anything I do…. There is the leadership team at Fairewinds energy education, Arnie and Maggie Gundersen. Arnie was an atomic energy commission fellow and a licensed reactor operator who, as a senior vice president, managed or coordinated projects at 70 nuclear power plants across America. Maggie worked in public information and executive recruitment in the nuclear power industry. Today, through Fairewinds, they strive to educate the public and legislative tors about the realities of nuclear power and the issues with aging plants around the world. They volunteered enormous amounts of their time to teach me about the dangers of nuclear power, how plant works, and what Emily’s father’s life might have been like. I am encourage you to visit the Fairewinds website, where you can learn more about nuclear power and finding extensive bibliography."
"I have been following the Fukushima story very closely since the earthquake and devastating tsunami. I have asked scientists I know, nuclear physicists and others about where they find real information. I have also watched as the news has virtually disappeared…The best site I have found for up-to-date information by nuclear industry experts is here. Arnie Gundersen was a high-level executive for years and analyzes the information he has been receiving in a calm and scientific way…"
"Everything Mr. Gundersen said was absolutely right; he performed quite a service....." [in reference to information provided to the NRC Inspector General by Arnie Gundersen concerning botched inspections and cozy personal relationships between NRC inspectors and licensees]