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Jan. 24, 2014 –  Please pass this onto a friend!


 
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 meet our electricity needs. Please sign now.

 

The World

US Sailors Suing TEPCO: New fight over Fukushima Many plaintiffs, most in their 20s, have been diagnosed with "cancers, leukaemias, bleeding from vagina and rectum, abnormal growths, loss of eyesight, migraine headaches, weight gain/loss, immunodeficiencies, loss of strength, mobility" and other ailments. Here’s a video report of the same story, and here’s an audio interview.
 
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now has been reporting this week from Japan about Fukushima. Here are her video reports (with transcripts):
- "We Want to Fight For This Cause": Nuclear Refugees from Fukushima Join Anti-Nuke Protests
- Mayor of Town That Hosted Fukushima Nuclear Plant Says He Was Told: “No Accident Could Ever Happen”
- Protests Grow in Japan: "We Want to Bring Our Message to the World to Stop Nuclear Power Plants"
- Volunteers Crowdsource Radiation Monitoring to Map Potential Risk on Every Street in Japan

The Nuclear Olympics: Crisis and Opportunity in Tokyo’s Election
Over the next weeks, election debates will revisit the question of the ongoing crisis at Fukushima and nuclear power’s safety.

Uranium - the 'demon metal' that threatens us all Ingested Uranium is linked with health impacts far greater than is explained by orthodox risk models.

Letter to James Hansen and other climatologists that support nuclear energy

In Push For Nuclear Power, Climate Change Concerns Overlooked The nuclear industry is often portrayed as a climate-neutral alternative to coal and natural gas. But that’s just wishful thinking – here’s why.

Jellyfish impact on nuclear plant operations Forget earthquakes and tsunamis: one of the fastest-growing threats to nuclear operations could come from blobby, brainless creatures.

 

Ontario

Ottawa businesses feel powerless with rising hydro rates Energy bills in Ontario expected to rise 42 per cent over next 5 years

Ontario's 33% electricity rate hike concerns Tecumseh mayor And it should – high electricity rates are bad for business. Subsidies for nuclear electricity raised our costs by 43% in 2012 alone. OPG is now asking for another 30% rate increase for future nuclear projects. We have lower cost options.

No nuclear waste for two Bruce County communities Saugeen Shores and neighbouring Arran-Elderslie have been ruled unsuitable as sites to store all of Canada’s high-level nuclear fuel waste, though Brockton, South Bruce, and Huron-Kinloss are still in the running. One town in Saskatchewan also remains a candidate for the 1-million years toxic waste site, as do a string of locations in Northern Ontario.

Ontario ratepayers last year paid $1 billion to dump cheap electricity into neighbouring states and provinces

Presentations made by the public to the GE Hitachi hearings in Toronto

 

Renewables and Conservation

Utilities under threat How distributed energy is changing North America's power sector

Top 10 Clean Energy Developments of 2013 according to the Rocky Mountain Institute

Spain breezes into record books as wind power becomes main source of energy Wind power was the main source of energy in Spain last year for the first time ever - and also for the first time ever in any country!

These motion-activated streetlights could cut L.A.’s energy use by 40 percent

This Video Will Hurt You
A 6 min. animation about the Nocebo Effect in relation to wind turbine syndrome

China on world's 'biggest push' for wind power Already the world's largest producer of wind power, China plans further massive increases.

Solar Power a Better Deal Than Natural Gas

 

Take Action!

Please sign our petition to stop OPG's 30% rate increase to pay for future nuclear projects.

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

Uranium Film Festival USA Washington DC Feb 10-12, New York City Feb 14-18

 


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