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Feb. 17, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

Collapsing Cooling Towers – 1 minute hilarious video signaling an end to the nuclear and coal eras. Notice the 4 Sisters going down, the towers at the ON Lakeview coal-fired station that was demolished in 2006.

Atomic Energy Of Canada Labs Sale: Tories Testing The Waters For Selling Research Facilities - AECL has cost Canadian taxpayers billions of dollars and faced major cost overruns at key projects in recent years while struggling to find a buyer.

Fukushima: A Confused Nuclear Cleanup - “Nobody really knows how to clean up radiation.”

Japanese Government Investigation Committee Releases Interim Report on Fukushima - In a nutshell, it became clear that a group of people who believed that human beings could control and use this immensely powerful energy turned out to be almost powerless when it came to the crunch.

With New US Plants Approved, Anti-Nuke Coalition Readies for Fight

Occupy the Nuclear Regulatory bodies – Mic check! Anti-nuclear activists stormed a US nuclear regulatory meeting with their own mic check. “We will do everything in our power to stop this plant from being built. We are the 99 percent.”

Harper relaxes accountability rules for China’s use of uranium

Nuclear Damage Control – a long piece but very comprehensive

Why Nuclear Reactor Loan Guarantees are Now More Imprudent than Ever  - Four marketplace developments ended the nuclear renaissance before it began. Those factors are:

Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle – This fantastic film is only available online until Feb. 21, so watch it now. It’s a 2-hour documentary, a tragicomic tale of the battle over what would be the largest clean energy project in the United States on Cape Cod.

U.K . opens world's largest off-shore wind farm – This 102 turbine wind farm was set up on 5 months, and will supply 320,000 households with renewable power.

We will turn to renewable energy - Aiming for one-fifth of electricity to come from renewable energy may have seemed impossible only a decade ago – it is now becoming the norm as North America undertakes the renewable energy revolution.

Tell Duke Energy to Quit Coal

 

EVENTS:

Meet Polly Higgins, Earth's Lawyer who founded the campaign to make Ecocide a crime. Saturday, February 18, 4 p.m. (followed by a potluck at 6 p.m.), Friends' House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto. Free.

Mad Like Tesla – with Tyler Hamilton – Wed. Feb. 22, 7 p.m., 200 College St., Rm. 116, Toronto. If you're looking for a little break from hearing about the problems, and itching for a night dedicated to some solutions, this is the night for you! 

Blue-Green Province: The Environment and the Political Economy of Ontario - with Mark Winfield, Wed. Feb. 29, 4:10 p.m. Rm. 1190 Bahen Centre, 40 St. George St, U of Toronto

From Fukushima to Toronto: A Town Hall, Sun. Mar. 18, 1 – 5 p.m., Toronto – Workshops, panels, discussions on the Fukushima nuclear disaster, why it matters in Ontario, and how Torontonians can stop nuclear expansion and build a 100% renewable Ontario. Speakers from Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Greenpeace, Lake ON Waterkeepers, Canadian Environmental Law Assoc., Ontario Sustainable Energy Assoc.

 

ACT NOW!

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.

 

Angela Bischoff
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Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
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