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April 10, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

“What about the huge, free nuclear power plant in the sky? What if we just used that?” - Vote Solar founder Adam Browning

 

Ontario

New postcard calls for a fiscally responsible energy plan Order them today – they’re free and contain postcards to ON Energy Minister Bentley asking him to halt planned nuclear projects in favour of lower-cost, safer and greener options

We can influence the provincial budget and save billions Send an email to NDP leader Andrea Horwath here. Insist that the Government develop a new long-term electricity plan that will reduce investments in high-cost nuclear power, relying instead on low-cost energy efficiency, water power imports from Quebec and natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants.

Energy solutions needed “These huge cost savings from cancelling our wasteful nuclear spending program, can be used to reduce your electricity bills and to protect health care and public education.” Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Pushing back on the nuclear path: Part 1 – Ontario after Fukushima: aging reactors, the Green Energy Act, and nuclear waste

Pushing back on the nuclear path: Part 2 – Point Lepreau (Nova Scotia), Earthquake risks, and Gentilly 2 (Quebec)

 

Fukushima

CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commissions) Refuses to Face Reality on Fukushima The CCNR (Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility) believes that CNSC is refusing to face reality when it comes to the potential for catastrophic accidents in CANDU reactors.

Fukushima...radiation so high - even robots not safe  7 min. video interview with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear. More than a year into the nuclear crisis at Fukushima - radiation levels have now reached their highest point yet.

Fukushima nuclear waste headed to California Coast by 2013 5 min. video interview with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear.

Japan Tallies Upheaval's Toll A Japanese government panel estimates Tepco will have to pay $60 billion in compensation to compensate the 1.7 million people whose lives and livelihoods were disrupted by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident more than a year ago. In Canada where nuclear industry liability is capped at $75 million, that will leave the rest of us holding the bag in the event of an accident. That’s quite the subsidy.

New Leak at Japan Reactor Threatens Ocean

Inside the Meltdown - an excellent BBC video on Fukushima – 59 min.

Calls for nuclear compensation grow in Japan

Dr. Helen Caldicott: What We Learned From Fukushima 58 min. presentation

 

Canada

Uranium production in Sask. for the tar sands 18 min. audio interview

Chalk River site eyed to bury low- and medium-grade radioactive waste Enough nuclear waste to fill more than a hundred Olympic-sized swimming pools could be buried in an underground chamber near the Ottawa River, upstream from Parliament Hill and about a million residents of the nation’s capital.

 

The World

Why Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer to Global Warming There is no "nuclear renaissance” and there won't be: it just doesn't make sense economically.

Korean residents living near troubled nuclear plant want out Besides this article, there are several others on this page about Fukushima

Gwynne Dyer: Nuclear weapons and the “Global Zero” project

 

Green Energy

Los Angeles Set To Launch a Feed-in Tariff Program Feed-in tariffs are responsible for igniting a solar energy boom in European countries such as Germany and Italy, as well as Canada’s Ontario province. China started its own last year and Japan, scarred by the nuclear disaster from last year, is set to start a feed-in tariff program this July.

How to Start Your Own Power Company, Stop Coal and Nukes, and Transform Your City 2011 Goldman Prize winner Ursula Sladek discusses how she became an unwitting energy mogul -- and a global environmental hero.

It’s Here! Solar, Renewable Grid Parity, or Better, in California’s Latest Renewable Power Auction

Solving the next energy crisis, a million houses at a time Did you know that U.S. energy security is as easy as weatherstripping your house?

 

Events

International Experts To Speak On Relicensing of Tritium-Based Industry in Peterborough  Wed. April 11, 7 p.m., George St. United Church. Free. Dr. Gordon Edwards and Dr. Linda Harvey, international experts on the risks of nuclear energy and health effects of radiation, will be presenting their perspective on the hazards of radioactive tritium, specifically in regard to the current federal relicensing process for Shield Source Incorporated (SSI), located at the Peterborough airport. Organized by Safe And Green Energy (SAGE).

The 4th Revolution: Energy Autonomy Tues. April 17, 7 pm, Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave, Toronto. Need a dose of hope? This fantastic German documentary envisions a world powered by 100% renewable energy, and profiles existing pioneer projects in 10 countries. www.green13toronto.org 

Chernobyl, Fukushima, Darlington and Beyond Tues. April 24, 10:30 a.m., St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor Street East (Yonge-Bloor subway stop), 3rd floor, Toronto. Free, all welcome. Speaker Angela Bischoff from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance will speak about the connection between nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons proliferation, as well as the Ontario government's plans to spend upwards of $80 billion on new nuclear power projects. Organized by Veterans Against Nuclear Arms, co-sponsored by the Hiroshima Day Coalition

Powerful: Energy for Everyone plus info on LIFE, a local wind co-operative, and other renewable energy opportunities – Wed. Apr. 25, 6:30 p.m., Princess Twin Cinema – King St. N., Waterloo.  www.crewzone.ca or e-mail info@crewzone.ca .

 

Act Now!

Please contact ON’s Leader of the Opposition Andrea Horwath and ask her support for the budget conditional on phasing out dirty coal now and reducing investments in high-cost nuclear.

Send an email to ON Energy Minister Bentley and ask him to finish the coal phase-out in 2012 and invest in energy conservation rather than build or rebuild new nukes.

 

Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
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