No Nukes News

July 21, 2011

 

The Nuclear Disconnect – Part 1

A Mori IPSOS opinion poll just after Fukushima found that 67% of the French public opposed new nuclear projects, and the long-standing support for nuclear power in the French technocratic elite is showing signs of strain, following Germanys phase out plan. The share price of French reactor vendor Areva dropped by 25% in response to the German nuclear exit. It had already fallen 14% following the Japanese crisis. 

http://environmentalresearchweb.org/blog/2011/07/nuclear-disconnect-1.html


Nuke waste opposition grows – Residents seek ban on dump

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Nuke+waste+opposition+grows/5122784/story.html


Internal Radioactive Emitters: invisible, tasteless and odorless

By Dr. Helen Caldicott

There is confusion and misunderstanding in the media, and amongst politicians and the general public, about what nuclear accidents, particularly the accident at Fukushima, will mean medically. It will be useful to explain how radiation induces disease and what sort of radioactive material is contained in a nuclear power plant.

http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/articles/internal-radioactive-emitters-invisible-tasteless-and-odorless.html


Nuclear Power: When Morality Melts Down

By Paul McKay, author of Atomic Accomplice (I have copies for sale)

Currently, the world inventory of plutonium being stored at civilian nuclear plants like Fukushima is about 2 million kilograms. A typical atomic weapon requires 10 kilograms of plutonium.

http://paulmckay.com/mckay%20nuclear%20essay.pdf


Nuclear Stocks Remain Radioactive

Not only are there secular trends facing the industry, but the near-term outlook is also bleak. In short, stay away from nuclear stocks.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/07/19/nuclear-stocks-remain-radioactive.aspx


David Suzuki warns Tory scheme to cancel green energy plans is ‘absolute insanity’

In an exclusive interview with the Star, Suzuki made a rare foray into partisan politics, warning it is “absolute insanity” for Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak to want to scrap wind and solar power initiatives that the Tories claim are too expensive. “I don’t get it, because it’s a job creator — I would have thought that the Conservatives would be banging away at the need to create jobs”

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1028008--suzuki-warns-tory-scheme-to-cancel-green-energy-plans-is-absolute-insanity?bn=1


East-West energy spat looms as premiers gather

Hundreds of millions of federal tax dollars have gone to oil and gas projects in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and McGuinty said it's time Ottawa coughs up cash for his province's clean-energy projects.

http://www2.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=5133724

 

Proposed energy strategy is not cool

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/climate-blog/2011/07/proposed-energy-strategy-is-not-cool/


The Face of Climate Corruption in Canada

Oil giants chipped in $180,000 to help Canada's energy ministers have “unbiased” discussions about our energy future.

http://www.themarknews.com/articles/6088-the-face-of-climate-corruption-in-canada


EcoEnergy Home Retrofit Program is Back for Another Year

To qualify for up to $5,000 in federal grant money. homeowners must finish their retrofits and have their follow-up energy audit completed before 31 March 2012.

http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/grants.cfm  


Australia’s PM shows political courage on climate change

Next July 1, the Australian government will put a price of $23 a tonne on carbon for the country’s 500 largest emitters. Three years later, the government will convert that tax into an emissions trading scheme, or cap-and-trade, whereby the government will mandate emission limits and let the market set the price. The country’s overall target will be to reduce emissions by 80 per cent of the 2000 levels by 2050.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/australias-pm-shows-political-courage-on-climate-change/article2099056/


Ruling clears way for wind farm

Tribunal finds no evidence of harm to health in first project appealed under Green Energy Act

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1027268--landmark-ruling-clears-way-for-wind-farm


Experts forecast conservation chill

Local utilities may be reluctant to push incentives after energy board turned down Toronto Hydro

Jack Gibbons of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance called the decision "outrageously stupid." Gibbons said that the energy board is failing to protect ratepayers by squelching conservation programs. Without conservation, he said, demand grows. Then, expensive new generators must be built, and customers pay for them through higher electricity bills.

http://www.hydroworld.com/index/display/news_display.1457614678.html


Newmarket solar plant will employ 400 by year end

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1026843--newmarket-solar-plant-will-employ-400


The Last Mountain

July 22 – 28, 7 p.m.

Royal Theatre, 608 College St., Toronto


Canadian Premiere in Toronto, Fri. July 22, 7 p.m. – guest speaker Jack Gibbons, OCAA

The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.

http://www.theroyal.to/films/last-mountain/


Say NO to Nuclear Cost Overruns

Send a letter now to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and ask them for assurances that SNC Lavalin – or any other nuclear provider – not be allowed to pass its cost overruns onto taxpayers and ratepayers. It’s your money – make your voice heard now before new nuclear contracts are signed. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/aecl

 

Let’s Stop Burning Coal Now

Send a letter now to Environment Minister John Wilkinson and provincial party leaders calling for a ban on coal-fired electricity exports. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/wilkinson_letter

 

Sign the Petition Calling for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects in ON

http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php

 

And order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets

They contain postcards to politicians. Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets

 

Thank you for helping get the word out!


Thank you for helping get the word out!

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
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
www.cleanairalliance.org
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