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Feb. 10, 2014 –  Please pass this onto a friend!


 
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Pre-wrapped in denial, protected by corporate privilege, they are the ultimate engines of global terror.” Harvey Wasserman in 50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima

The World

The unavoidable economics of nuclear power Shifting the debate to focus on an expensive, slow-to-build and inflexible “climate” solution like nuclear power, at least at this point in the game, is counterproductive when so many better alternatives are available to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution.

Congenital Hypothyroidism and Fukushima Fallout in the US

Westinghouse backs off small nuclear plants
After millions of dollars and more than a decade spent developing a small modular nuclear reactor, Westinghouse Electric Co. is pulling back.

The legacy of uranium on the Navajo nation. Decades of uranium mining have dotted the landscape across the Navajo Nation with piles of contaminated mine waste. The EPA has mapped 521 abandoned uranium mines on the reservation, ranging from small holes dug by a single prospector into the side of a mesa to large commercial mining operations.

Fukushima: Landmark Lawsuit filed against General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi by 1,415 plaintiffs

Fukushima to use 100% renewable energy by 2040
turning its 2011 nuclear disaster into an opportunity to tackle climate change

 

Ontario

Where the by-election candidates stand on controlling electricity costs We asked the candidates from the four major parties whether they were prepared to oppose Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) request for a 30% price increase for nuclear power and whether they would strike a deal for lower-cost water power imports from Quebec instead. Here’s what they told us.

Liberal Common ground policy process considers water power imports from Quebec to lower electricity bills We made it to #5 of 1700 ideas!

Protestors take to social media to fight hydro rates If only they knew that too much baseload nuclear was largest reason for high hydro rates. And now with OPG requesting a 30% increase in the price it is paid for nuclear power to pay for the Darlington rebuild, rates will increase further.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Crowdfunding for Renewables: Game Changer? Crowdfunding of renewable energy projects is growing fast in Europe. In Toronto, see Solar Share, ZooShare and Sustainability Ontario. In Ottawa see Ontario Renewable Energy Coop.

100% Renewable Energy is reality today Communities, regions, islands and countries across the world are celebrating their recent transition to 100% renewable energy (RE) in energy supply.

For 1st Time, Wind Power Provides Over 50% Of Denmark’s Electricity For 1 Month
On December 1, it provided ~136% of the country’s electricity needs. During the week of Christmas, it provided 68.5%.

 

Take Action!

OPG’s Money Grab Tell Premier Wynne to tell OPG what to do with their proposed $65 annual increase on your electricity bill to rebuild Darlington
 
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.

 

Events

Nuclear Waste: Canada Update 2014 Mon. Feb. 10, 6 pm (Eastern), Webinar
 
Activism 101 – What Makes for a Great Grassroots Campaign? With Angela Bischoff, OCAA speaking about Ontario’s coal phase-out, and Saul Chernos, environmental journalist. Tues. Feb. 11, 7 p.m., The Ossington, 61 Ossington, Toronto
 
Uranium Film Festival USA Washington DC (Goethe-Institut) Feb 10-12, New York City (The Pavilion Theatre in Brooklyn) Feb 14 - 18
 
Ontario Provincial By-elections in Niagara Falls and Thornhill, February 13. Vote!
 
Alternative Investments: Clean Green Renewable Energy Sat. Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Annette Street Library, 145 Annette Street, Toronto

 


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