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August 18, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!

 

The World

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014 The globe’s nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high costs and construction delays, and generally on the decline. That’s the conclusion of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, an annual assessment of the trends in nuclear power production and the state of nuclear reactors worldwide.

The rise and fall of nuclear power, in 6 charts

Fukushima nuclear meltdown worse than initially reported - TEPCO
The power company’s new appraisal of the Fukushima No. 3 reactor building shows that all – or nearly all – of the fuel rods contained inside were melted, dropping onto the floor of the containment vessel, making it more difficult to decommission.

French labor union openly opposes nuclear This is big news – for the first time, French labour union General Confederation of Labor (CGT) has spoken out clearly for the closure of France’s oldest nuclear plant. The reasons given argue against nuclear in general and in support of renewable, distributed power.

Anti-Nuclear Russian NGO sues Russian government over “foreign agent” label

What contribution do atomic reactors make to Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms?

 

Ontario

Ontario energy isolationism tops Quebec separatism Quebec is awash with cheap power. Ontario is burdened by rising electricity prices. Time to talk. - Toronto Star

Ontario, Quebec and Electricity - Time for a New Relationship? Video-recording of the seminar held in Toronto, May 23, 2014. OCAA’s Jack Gibbons speaks 8 minutes into the video.

Lake Huron nuclear dump scheme in trouble Aboriginal communities aren’t happy with Ontario’s plans to store nuclear waste underground. And they say they have a veto.

Nuclear waste plan unsafe, panel hears Retired nuclear scientist has slammed OPG over its proposed $1-billion nuclear waste burial site on Lake Huron, saying the utility’s safety assessment contains some dangerous errors.

Ontario mayors violated law with 'secret' nuclear waste meetings: probe Municipal politicians in a region of Ontario that is home to one of the world's largest nuclear power plants violated provincial law by holding secret meetings over the storage of radioactive waste, an outside investigation has found.

How Ontario Won the War on Coal It didn’t even need a carbon tax or cap and trade.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Wind energy to the rescue as one quarter of UK’s nuclear fleet goes offline

Sowing Confusion About Renewable Energy
by Amory Lovins. In each of the past three years, the world has invested more than a quarter-trillion dollars to add over 80 billion watts of renew­ables (excluding big hydro dams). That growth is accelerating: solar power is scaling faster than cellphones.

China will Install More Solar This Year Than the U.S. Ever Has

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Take Action!

Click here to send a message to Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli to let him know that you are opposed to higher fixed charges. Tell him you want to be rewarded, not penalized, for saving energy. Find out more here.

Stop OPG's 30% price increase With a few clicks you can let all the ON Party Leaders know that you oppose OPG’s 30% nuclear price increase and that you favour lower-cost and greener options to meeting our electricity needs. Learn more here, sign here, order free leaflets here.

Quebec imports can save us $1 billion per year As our new pamphlet explains, importing clean hydro power from Quebec is a much cheaper way to meet our electricity needs than re-building the Darlington Nuclear Plant. Order free copies today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.

Premier Kathleen Wynne : Close the Pickering Nuclear Station
Please sign the petition.

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. There are already 60+ jurisdictions that have done so! See the list here.

International appeal in solidarity with Russian anti-nuke group EcoDefense declared “foreign-agent” Please sign the petition

Tell EPA: Take nuclear support out of proposed carbon rule Send your letter here.

 

Events

Peoples Social Forum Aug. 21 – 24, Ottawa. A grassroots, historical gathering of progressives from around Canada. Anti-nuke workshop Fri. Aug. 22, 9 a.m.
 
People’s Climate March – Join the Nuclear Free, Carbon Free contingent Sept. 21, New York City



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