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Jan. 31, 2014 –  Please pass this onto a friend!


 
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The World

Canada raising liability for nuclear, offshore oil & gas operators to $1 billion The Conservative government has introduced legislation that would dramatically bump up the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plants and offshore oil and gas operations. The new $1-billion liability replaces the current $75-million minimum for nuclear operators.

The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome – From Japan to America by Ralph Nader
They cite as reasons for state secrecy “national security and fighting terrorism.” Sound familiar?

Filling in the Gaps on Fukushima Radiation and Its Effects on Fish by David Suzuki
“No U.S. government or international agency is monitoring the spread of low levels of radiation from Fukushima along the West Coast of North America and around the Hawaiian Islands” according to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Japan's homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up

The 4 Myths The Nuclear Industry Wants You to Believe
7 min. video with Arnie Gunderson

Trying to solve global warming by building nuclear power plants is like trying to solve global hunger by serving everyone caviar says former US Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner 

World’s Poorest Suffer From Radioactive Sickness as Areva Mines for Uranium

GE Hitachi to pay $ 2.7 million over false nuke claims

 

Ontario

Ontario Could Save Billions By Buying Quebec's Hydro Power Ontario could avoid refurbishing aging nuclear stations and save over $1 billion annually on electricity bills if the province imported water power from Quebec

Hudak's energy plan flawed Mr. Hudak’s target — renewable energy sources with fully transparent fixed price contracts — contributed 10% to the increase in Ontario’s electricity generation costs in 2012, while subsidies for nuclear power were responsible for 43%. And now OPG is asking for a 30 per cent increase in the price it is paid for nuclear electricity to start paying for the re-building of its aging Darlington nuclear station.

What about rising hydro costs? The Ontario Clean Air Alliance is asking Niagara Falls by-election candidates where they stand: Should OPG proceed with the costly re-building of Darlington, or should the province import lower cost water power from Quebec instead and save ratepayers $1 billion / year?

Enbridge gets go-ahead for $685-million GTA pipeline
Ontario Energy Board tells Enbridge it can proceed with huge expansion of line to run mostly along Highway 407 corridor

Dan Rudka: Injured Uranium Processing Worker Abandoned by USW

 

Renewables and Conservation

Solartopia RIP Pete Seeger

Kenya to generate over half of its electricity through solar power by 2016

Solar Power close to Cost Parity with other Energy Sources

SolarShare hits the big time
With $3 million raised thus far, the Ontario co-operative is demonstrating the growing power of community bonds

 

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

Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future and Building Sustainable Cities Conference Sat. Feb. 1, 40 St. George St, University of Toronto. Jack Gibbons of OCAA speaking at 10 a.m. on Renewable Energy as a Solution to Electricity Generation Issues

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

 


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