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Feb. 1, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

“We already have about 350,000 jobs in the (German) renewable energy sector and we’re developing all kinds of new technologies for energy storage, new power lines, and intelligent networks to transport electricity from solar facilities or offshore wind parks to users across the country. There’s going to be a complete transformation, and the world will look very different when we’re done.” - Ursula Sladek, German green energy champion

 

STOP New Nuclear in Ontario – with Jack Gibbons, OCAA – 17 min. video

French study finds childhood leukemia doubled around nuclear plants

Frontline’s Fukushima Documentary a Lazy Apologia for the Nuclear Industry

Resident defiant in Japan's exclusion zone In the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear plant, one man's quiet defiance echoes through the contaminated, empty streets of Tomioka, Japan. "I'm full of rage," says Matsumura. "That's why I'm still here. I refuse to leave and let go of this anger and grief. I weep when I see my hometown. The government and the people in Tokyo don't know what's really happening here." He's been tested for radiation contamination, and results show his body is "completely contaminated."

Ministers 'misled MPs over need for nuclear power stations'– Cross-party report says government misrepresented findings on future electricity demand, and ignored case against nuclear

Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Daiichi Underestimated – video and transcript

Revealed: secret evacuation plan for Tokyo after Fukushima – 'Spine-chilling' thought of an uninhabitable capital pushed Prime Minister to scrap nuclear power

Why Canada’s nuclear cleanup will cost billions of dollars and take decades to complete

Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima – In the end, the answer to the mystery of why nuclear power in the United States is still afloat comes down to money.

Nuclear worries abound in Great Lakes region. Do solutions? - According to the report, over 10 million Americans in Great Lakes states, excluding Indiana and Minnesota, receive drinking water originating within 12 miles of a nuclear power plant. The AP stories cited focused on radioactive isotopes that could leak into drinking water. Great Lakes residents might zero in on that section of the report, where warning flags are thrown up about the possibility of a radioactive form of hydrogen, known as tritium, leaking into groundwater from nuclear power plants.

You are Stupid - 2 min. video about nuclear power

Tear down barriers to energy conservation - The Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) commissioned one of the province’s top economic forecasting firms — Spatial Economics — to look at what increasing the efficiency of natural gas use would do for our collective bottom line. It found that a 16 per cent reduction in our natural gas consumption by 2021 would increase GDP by $5.5 billion and reduce the combined federal and provincial deficits by $975 million. And it would do that while creating more than 33,800 new jobs and lowering the cost of doing business in Ontario. This, however, is really just the tip of the efficiency iceberg: Union Gas has calculated that it could reduce its customers’ energy consumption by 30 per cent over roughly the same period. And those are real in-your-pocket savings.

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Guess the nuclear cost! – Bruce A Nuclear rebuild is now $2 billion over-budget. We are offering a $100 cash prize to the person with the closest estimate of the final cost of the Bruce A refurbishment project.

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.

Order FREE copies of Don’t Let Nuclear Projects Blow Our Electricity Bills through the Roof!  They contain postcards to Energy Minister Bentley. Distribute to your friends and neighbours.

Toronto event: Screening of “From Chernobyl to Fukushima: A Campaigners Journey”. A film that documents the struggle of Greenpeace's Shawn-Patrick Stensil to stop the Ontario government from building new nuclear reactors at Darlington.  Screening followed by discussion with Shawn-Patrick and John Perry SJ of the Jesuit Forum. Wed. Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Regis College, 100 Wellesley St. W. Free.  

SolarShare hosts monthly information sessions where you can learn about Community Solar Bonds and how you can get involved. The next session will be Wed. Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at 401 Richmond, Toronto.  

 

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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