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July 8, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!



Ontario

Darlington re-build over budget before a single shovel hits the ground Here we go again. Send a letter to Premier Wynne here asking her to dump Darlington.

Darlington nuclear costs rise The cost of overhauling the Darlington nuclear station has risen by $300 million – big surprise.

In last week’s Speech From the Throne, Ontario’s recently re-elected government pledged to push for a Canadian energy strategy that would focus more on climate change, conservation, and renewables than pipelines and fossil fuels. No mention of nukes either.

Ontario, Along With Recent U.S. Actions, Help Set Stage For More Global Cuts In Coal Emissions Ontario leads the way.

 

The World

Nuclear Radiation Releases Continue in New Mexico Radiation releases spiked again in mid-June around the surface site of the only underground storage facility for nuclear weapons waste in the U.S., near Carlsbad, New Mexico. This facility, known as WIPP, is held up as a model by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) in their bid to bury Canada’s nuclear waste near Kincardine, under Lake Huron.

Taking The Wind Out Of Nuclear Power This piece exposes the dangerous and uneconomic reality behind the myths of nuclear energy's cheapness, safety and low greenhouse gas emissions. 

The long shadow of Chernobyl
A new book from National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history with sobering but stunning images.

Fukushima's radioactive soil sparks fights, exposes the enormity and hopelessness of clean-up task

Health studies explode the myth of the ‘safe’ nuclear power plant

 

Renewables and Conservation

On the verge of a new era, where electricity flows free Jeremy Rifkin: In the case of energy, surplus renewable electricity produced by small producers (power-generating co-ops, farms, even individual homes) is streaming into the power grid and competing against electricity produced from the major energy companies.

Huge Quebec Wind Farm Comes Online A trio of Quebec companies opened the $750 million Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farm. With a capacity of 272 MW—enough to serve 50,000 homes—it is one of the largest projects of its kind in the country.

100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State this year – aiming for 300%

China’s Solar Panel Production to Double by 2017

 

Take Action!

International appeal in solidarity with Russian anti-nuke group EcoDefense declared “foreign-agent” Please sign the petition. And read the group's statement here.

Dump Darlington! Click here to send a letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Chiarelli.

Click here to send a message to Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli
to let him know that you are opposed to higher fixed charges. Tell him you want to be rewarded, not penalized, for saving energy. Find out more here

Stop OPG's 30% price increase 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 meeting our electricity needs. Learn more here, sign here, order free leaflets here.
 
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.

Tell Stephen Harper: Nuclear Polluters Must Pay A Greenpeace Canada petition to amend the Nuclear Liability Act. For more info on nuclear liability in Canada, click here. And read transcripts from Parliament here

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Please sign the petition to oppose OPG’s plans to bury their nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron. And urge your elected officials to pass a resolution to oppose the nuclear dump on the Great Lake Huron. There are already 60+ jurisdictions that have done so! See the list here.
 

Events

Peoples Social Forum Aug. 21 – 24, Ottawa. A grassroots, historical gathering of progressives from Québec, Canada and First Nations.

 


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