Publication: 2012-05-11



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Institute for Energy and Environmental Research


The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) began work in 1987. Our focus has been mainly on two areas: ozone layer depletion and energy-related climate issues; and environmental and security aspects of nuclear weapons production and nuclear technology... IEER is a 501(c)(3) organization.


  • ActivistsEER provides activists, policy-makers, journalists, and the public with understandable and accurate scientific and technical information on energy and environmental issues. Our audience is that of the determined activist concerned about the world, the concerned policy-maker, and the knowledgeable journalist. We choose our subjects so that they are relevant to environmental protection and other aspects of human well-being. We rely mainly on primary scientific literature and official documents, and our work has held up well to intense scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors, as well as others who have reason to dislike our conclusions ...

  • Policy-Makers

  • Journalists

  • U.S. Department of Energy

  • The Public

  • Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D.Member, IEER Board of Directors, President of the Board and Senior Engineer of IEER

  • Sadaf Rassoul CameronMember, IEER Board of Directors, Vice President of the Board and Co-Founder / Co-Director, Kindle Project

  • David Close, Ph.D.Member, IEER Board of Directors, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board and Professor of Physics at East Tennessee State University

  • Cathie Sullivan,Member, IEER Board of Directors, New Mexico

  • Hisham Zerriffi, Ph.D.Member, IEER Board of Directors, Assistant Professor and Ivan Head South/North Research Chair, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

  • FoundationsIEER's work is supported by grants from foundations, concerned individuals and public interest consulting contracts. Foundation grants are received from Colombe Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kindle Project, the Alki, Leocha, and Livingry Funds of the Tides Foundation, New-Land Foundation, Stewart R. Mott Foundation.

  • Colombe Foundation

  • Ford Foundation

  • Tides Foundationthe Alki, Leocha, and Livingry Funds of the Tides Foundation

  • New-Land Foundation

  • Stewart R. Mott Foundation