Abundant, clean, low cost, carbon-free energy for American business and citizens.


Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m., and the third Tuesday of every month at 2:00 p.m., at:
The Coffee Bean
345 Five Cities Drive
Pismo Beach (across from the Pismo Outlets)
Interested parties are welcome. Please contact us for more info.

CGNP also has a table at:
Farmer's Market
Higuera & Broad Streets
San Luis Obispo
the first and third Thursday of every month.


Bill Gloege

Bill is a native Californian, growing up in the San Fernando Valley, and receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Northridge State University. He earned a Master's Degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D. C.  He has worked for the Department of the Navy, the House of Representatives, and the American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences in Silver Spring, Maryland doing psychological research for government.
Subsequently, he served as Director of Research and Evaluation for the federal Model Cities Programs in Reading, Pa,  Atlanta, Ga. and San Jose, Ca. He retired from the City of San Jose where he served in the City Manager's Office, the Police Department and Public Works.
In his consulting business he conducted programs in research and evaluation for Santa Clara County, the City of Saratoga and Apple Computer.
Mr. Gloege founded Californians for Green Nuclear Power in early 2014 to support Diablo Canyon and help educate citizens about the role of safe, clean and healthier nuclear power to replace fossil fuel and mitigate the world's most important problem - severe climate change.

Gene A. Nelson, Ph.D.

Government Liaison
Educational background: B.S. Biophysics, Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D. Radiation Biophysics, SUNY Buffalo

Past employers have included: NASA -Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Technicon, CIBA-Corning Diagnostics, Cuyahoga Community College, Microsoft (contractor), Collin County College, Genuity, U.S. Census Bureau, California Polytechnic State University, Cuesta College, and assignments as a freelance investigative journalist and computer consultant.

Current employer: IT Contractor. Pro-bono work for Californians for Green Nuclear Power

Active in matters of science and public policy. Provided citizen testimony regarding DCPP's strong safety record, reliability, and emission-free power at an economical cost to the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee, California Coastal Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the State Water Resources Control Board, and The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC.) Expert witness who assisted CGNP in the preparation of over 1,000 pages of written testimony, workpapers, oral evidentiary hearing exhibits, and hearing transcripts in connection with CPUC Application A.16-08-006. Have also provided in-person testimony on other matters in the U.S. House of Representatives and to the National Academy of Sciences. Also provided written testimony regarding the transport of hazardous materials in ValuJet Flight 592 cargo to governmental oversight bodies.

Dr. Nelson is a prolific nonfiction writer.

Dr. Nelson lives with his wife and several pets about 10 miles from DCPP.

Steve Kliewer


Endeavour Institute Education Consultant, Master Teacher, and lead developer of STEM labs and curriculum.He was the Endeavour Academy Instructor at Paso Robles High School (2000-2009) and the Paso Robles JUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007-2008.  Prior to his teaching career, Steve Kliewer worked in many different high-tech areas in government and industry.
  • Cosmic Ray detector design for classroom use
  • Geophysical Ocean Survey, Bathymetry, Gravimetry, & Magnetometry
  • Computer programming, systems design, user training, & web design
  • NASA training in Infrared Astronomy aboard the Kuiper Airborne Observatory
Steve received his B.S. Physics with minor in Geology at CSU, Fresno.

Joe Ivora

Born in Ventura County, CA , USAF veteran.
Graduated from Cal Poly Pomoma - BSCE  Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
Work Experience:
  • Nuclear (21 years):
    • PG&E Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant - 15 years (Engineering and Quality Assurance)
    • United Nuclear Industries N-Reactor - 3 Years (Senior Civil Engineer-- Procurement Quality Assurance)
    • Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company -3 years construction of Units 1 & 4 (Nuclear plants) for Washington Public Power Supply System
  • State of California Division of Highways & Structures - 11 years
    • Worked in Construction Engineering of interchanges & highways in LA County & Ventura County
    • Interchanges : Rte I-5 & 118, Rte 405 & 118
    • Highway Routes :118,126, 101, & etc.
  • State of California Caltrans - 8 years
    • Worked in Construction Engineering of highways in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County
    • Designed Main Street (Route 166) in Santa Maria
    • Lead Engineer on Broadway (Route 135) in Santa Maria & 101 Freeway in Santa Maria
    • Work on Rtes: 1, 166, 154, 146, and others
  • US Air Force MX Buried Trench Missile Project - 1 year
    • Quality Assurance/Control Manager - Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company

Ellie Ripley

Friends of Diablo
23 Years a tour guide at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
Tours involved members of the general public, service organizations, schools, churches, women's groups, men's groups, PG&E employees from various positions in the company.
foreign students and foreign representatives of nuclear and energy companies.
I was interim tour director for three months May, June and July 1991.
In addition to leading tours I have given presentations to many groups, coordinated tours,
and even drove the tour bus for four years before 911.
My other activities included leading groups to the Port San Luis Lighthouse, teaching tap and line dancing and performing in the Central Coast Follies for nine years.
I recently learned to barrel race which had been a dream of mine for years.  

Raul Brenner

Advanced Research
Born in Brazil 1929.
1954 Graduated in Electrical/Electronics Engineering. 
Worked as Electronics instrumentation designer at a Nuclear Research reactor in S. Paulo until 1962.
Immigrated to the US in 1963.
Worked 21 years at Argonne National Laboratory designing electronic instrumentation for nuclear research.
In the following 10 years worked for a company developing radiation instruments for commercial applications.
Retired in 1965.
Moved to California in 2004, living in San Luis Obispo since 2008.
Since childhood I was around electricity and its generation. When I became aware of the enormous potential of nuclear fission I could immediately see its great importance for our future human civilization.

Tony Armini

Social Media

Dr. Armini received a PhD in Nuclear Physics from UCLA.  Since then he has worked in industry for over 40 years mainly in the use and manufacture of radioactive isotopes for medical implants.  His professional career started in the aerospace industry and then transitioned into using particle accelerators and nuclear reactors to manufacture  semiconductor and medical devices. 
In 1984 he founded Implant Sciences Corp. (IMSC) and was CEO and Chief Technical Officer until retirement.  While at the company he developed and manufactured radioactive implants for the treatment of prostate and breast cancer.  He also developed a radioactive coronary stent for treatment of heart disease.  During this time he used research reactors in the U S, Canada, Europe, and South Africa to develop and activate the medical devices IMSC manufactured and sold.  
Dr. Armini has been issued 22 U S Patents, spoke at many scientific conferences and published numerous technical papers.

John Stephens


BA (Stanford 1954), PhD  (UCLA 1960) Area of research - fish ecology and evolution 
Occidental College (1959-1993) James Irvine Professor of Environmental Biology (1972-1993)
Founder and Executive Director (retired) of the Vantuna Research Group 
Research Associate in Fishery Biology, Cal Poly (2003-2008)

Studied the effects of man’s activities on reef fishes of Southern California 1965-2000. 
Twenty five years analyzing the effects of coastal power plants intakes (entrainment and entrapment), hot water effluent discharge, and fowling organism heat treatment on fish assemblages.

Wesley Weisenberger

Asst Webmaster and Membership

Wesley Weisenberger has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics. After completing his Ph.D. thesis on an Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship at Sandia Laboratories, he worked with his UCLA advisor at the Naval Research Laboratory from 1971 through 1975. At the Nuclear Science Division he headed up a semiconductor reliability section. Based on successes he was appointed to serve on the Department of Defense Advisory Group o Electron Devices. After NRL, He bootstrapped Ion Implant Services (IIS), a =company that used accelerators to put the impurity atoms into silicon to make semiconductor chips. For 20 years the company was profitable and grew to over 200 employees, with sales of over $20 million. He was a Founder and Director of Orion Equipment (Ion Implantation Machines), and served on the boards of the San Jose Symphony and the Council for Continuous Improvement (an organization to improve quality in manufacturing). He was awarded the SBA Man of The Year for Northern California in 1984 and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas in 1997.
Weisenberger is a Boy Scout Leader in Troup 308 in SLO, and volunteers at the Scitechatorium, a hands-on science museum at Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter School in Avila Beach.
He lives with his wife and 13-year-old son on Varian Ranch near SLO.