Who We Are

Who We Are2018-07-12T23:37:41+00:00

Margi Kindig

Margi Kindig is a retired attorney and life long environmentalist. She began to change her mind about nuclear power when she was a citizen representative on Wisconsin Governor Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming, and later on the board of a statewide environmental organization. Over a period of several years she became convinced that nuclear power is absolutely essential to address climate change, and that objections from environmental organizations and many progressives were based on fear and misunderstanding.

Read more at The Promise of Nuclear Power.

Margi Kindig

Margi Kindig is a retired attorney and life long environmentalist. She began to change her mind about nuclear power when she was a citizen representative on Wisconsin Governor Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming, and later on the board of a statewide environmental organization. Over a period of several years she became convinced that nuclear power is absolutely essential to address climate change, and that objections from environmental organizations and many progressives were based on fear and misunderstanding.

Read more at The Promise of Nuclear Power.

Richard Steeves

Dr. Richard Steeves is an Emeritus Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine with interest in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and the severity of future climate change.

Since 2010 he has been leading a discussion group, called “Pathways to a Sustainable Planet”, for the University’s Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization.

His experience in handling X-rays and radioactive isotopes, both in the USA and at the Curie Institute in Paris, prepared him for delving into the potential benefits of atomic energy for solving our impending climate crisis. Cleaning up our generation of electricity is a good way to start, for transportation as well as for home and industrial use.

Dr. Steeves drives an electric car and flies an electric airplane.

Richard Steeves

Dr. Richard Steeves is an Emeritus Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine with interest in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and the severity of future climate change.

Since 2010 he has been leading a discussion group, called “Pathways to a Sustainable Planet”, for the University’s Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization.

His experience in handling X-rays and radioactive isotopes, both in the USA and at the Curie Institute in Paris, prepared him for delving into the potential benefits of atomic energy for solving our impending climate crisis. Cleaning up our generation of electricity is a good way to start, for transportation as well as for home and industrial use.

Dr. Steeves drives an electric car and flies an electric airplane.

Philip Carlson

Dr. Philip Carlson is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine with interests in the biologic effects of ionizing radiation and energy production. He was a co-organizer of the conference “The Future of Nuclear Energy in Wisconsin” in 2003 and is concerned that nuclear energy be fairly evaluated as an important safe and efficient non fossil fuel energy source. Going forward the reactors that we already have must be preserved and new generation 4 reactors and small modular reactors must be prioritized for development and installation.

Writings:
Protection from radiation is simpler than many think.
Radioactive elements that last the longest are the least radioactive.

Philip Carlson

Dr. Philip Carlson is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine with interests in the biologic effects of ionizing radiation and energy production. He was a co-organizer of the conference “The Future of Nuclear Energy in Wisconsin” in 2003 and is concerned that nuclear energy be fairly evaluated as an important safe and efficient non fossil fuel energy source. Going forward the reactors that we already have must be preserved and new generation 4 reactors and small modular reactors must be prioritized for development and installation.

Writings:
Protection from radiation is simpler than many think.
Radioactive elements that last the longest are the least radioactive.

Jacob Pfund

Social Media Coordinator

Jacob Pfund is an undergraduate physics major engaged in solar energy research at UW-La Crosse with interests in environmental conservation.

While initially skeptical of nuclear energy due to safety and waste concerns, he became an avid supporter after investigating the history of nuclear power and the technological leaps made by the next generation of reactors.

 Jacob now works as the social media coordinator for Rethinking Nuclear to help address the fear and misinformation surrounding nuclear energy.

Jacob Pfund

Social Media Coordinator

Jacob Pfund is an undergraduate physics major engaged in solar energy research at UW-La Crosse with interests in environmental conservation.

While initially skeptical of nuclear energy due to safety and waste concerns, he became an avid supporter after investigating the history of nuclear power and the technological leaps made by the next generation of reactors.

 Jacob now works as the social media coordinator for Rethinking Nuclear to help address the fear and misinformation surrounding nuclear energy.

Ed Fedosky

Ed Fedosky

Andrew Fedosky

Andrew Fedosky is an undergraduate student at UW-Madison studying computer engineering and the lead web developer for WebWrights Digital Marketing. His passion for using science and technology to solve global energy problems led him to see nuclear power as an exciting, dynamic field.

In addition to working and studying, he is an avid motorcyclist, reader, ballroom dancer, and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities.

Andrew Fedosky is an undergraduate student at UW-Madison studying computer engineering and the lead web developer for WebWrights Digital Marketing. His passion for using science and technology to solve global energy problems led him to see nuclear power as an exciting, dynamic field.

In addition to working and studying, he is an avid motorcyclist, reader, ballroom dancer, and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities.

Andrew Fedosky