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Open Letter to Premiers Couillard and Wynne  Please click here to send a letter to Premiers Wynne and Couillard asking them to sign a long-term electricity cooperation agreement to save both provinces $14 billion while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks...

The World

Why the framework nuclear agreement with Iran is good for both sides Published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. And for more on this read Dr. Gordon Edwards’ backgrounder on the issue here: Iran as Paradigm. And here’s the Former Iranian Ambassador on how this Historic Nuclear Deal Has Prevented a New War in the Middle East

Writing the Nuclear Meltdown Playbook Article and 40 min. video presentation by Arnie Gunderson on the lessons learned from Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. 

Audit Reflects Failed Efforts At Fukushima Daiichi To Contain Contaminated Water An audit in Japan found that more than a third of the $1.6 billion of taxpayer funds spend on cleanup efforts at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has been wasted, much of it because of the inability to control and contain contaminated water that has been the bane of the cleanup efforts.

Fukushima radiation measured on B.C. shore for 1st time
Trace cesium detected, but levels far below limit for safe drinking water, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. And here’s another piece, same issue.

Nuclear reactors and blackouts: an explosive mix that caused the Fukushima disaster A Greenpeace International explanation of the vulnerabilities of nuclear technology 

Exclusive at the World Uranium Symposium in Québec City: Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima catastrophe

Forest Fires Threaten New Fallout From Chernobyl - NYTimes.com “We’ve invested billions to put a new cover over the old reactor building,” Dr. Mousseau said. “But forest fires have the ability to remobilize radioactive material from the original event.”

Law changed so nuclear waste dumps can be forced on local communities Legislation rushed through in the final hours of the UK parliament allows local planning laws to be bypassed

 

Ontario

A 14 billion win-win deal: Working together to create a green electricity future in Eastern Canada Open Letter to Premiers Couillard and Wynne

Achieving our climate goals while lowering our energy bills OCAA’s latest report on how gov’t can save ON businesses and consumers $34 (over the next 20 years) and meet out carbon reduction commitments through cost-effective conservation and water power from Quebec.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Vancouver Sets Goal to be First 100% Renewable Canadian City

As California Loses Hydro Resources to Drought, Large-Scale Solar Fills in the Gap
New solar generation made up for four-fifths of California’s lost hydro production in 2014.

One million green jobs projected by 2030 in China, EU and U.S. That is if the regions stick to their current pledges to curb global warming

Carbon crash, solar dawn: Deutsche Bank on why solar has already won

 

Take Action!

Please click here to send a letter to Premiers Wynne and Couillard asking them to sign a long-term electricity cooperation agreement to save both provinces $14 billion while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Leaflet dropping Premier Wynne’s Riding Can you spare a few hours to help me leaflet blitz Premier Wynne's riding (Don Valley West, just north of downtown Toronto)? Email me and I’ll fill you in. We have group blitzes as well. Alternatively, order leaflets to blitz your own neighbourhood.

Time for Ontario to come clean on Bruce Nuclear costs This massive proposed deal would cost $60 - $111 billion, the largest private sector contract ever signed by the Gov’t of ON. We demand public oversight of this deal. Order free copies of our new leaflet today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.

Please send a letter to Premier Wynne here calling for a transparent review of any proposed Bruce deal, especially in light of a potential conflict of interest.

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Please sign the petition to oppose OPG’s plans to bury their nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron. And urge your elected officials to pass a resolution to oppose the nuclear dump on the Great Lake Huron.

Stop the Nuclear Restarts in Japan A Greenpeace petition

 

Events

Ontario, Quebec, Electricity and Climate Change: Advancing the Dialogue Friday April 10, Montreal. Free. Online streaming option.

Act On Climate March On April 11, Canada’s Premiers are heading to QC City to talk climate. So are we. Join us.

World Uranium Symposium April 14 – 16, Quebec City

International Uranium Film Festival April 15 – 25, Quebec City It is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Atomic Bomb and the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945. 

The Urban Frontier: Webinar on the Opportunity for Cities in the Global Energy Revolution Thur. April 23, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT

Indian Point Hot Docs film, Toronto, April 26, 28 and May 2. Enter the reactor core of nuclear power plant Indian Point, where a battleground of politicians, big business and activists has heated up. 



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