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June 26, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!



"The time for an in-depth discussion between the two provinces (Ontario and Quebec) may well have come." 

 

The next step for Ontario's energy mix The central issue facing Ontario’s electricity system is whether to rebuild the Bruce and Darlington nuclear power plants. Are there less expensive and less risky alternatives? This op ed explores the advantages of ON purchasing water power from QC. - Ottawa Citizen

Hydro firms scrap over Ontario import market  The Ontario Clean Air Alliance argues that importing power from Quebec makes more sense than investing heavily in nuclear plants. Ontario is facing the prospect of spending at least $25 billion on major, mid-life overhauls of the Darlington and Bruce B plants. Buying Quebec power could save Ontario ratepayers a billion dollars a year. - T.O. Star

These two provinces just can’t plug in  The Globe & Mail weighs in on electricity separatism between ON and QC

 

Ontario

CNSC is appealing Federal Court judgment regarding the Darlington New Nuclear Power Plant Project proposed by Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

Nuclear watchdog proposes giving anti-radiation pill to Canadians living near reactors

 

The World

When it comes to nuclear power, small isn't beautiful. Or safe or cheap Why Small Modular Reactors (SMR) are a bad investment of taxpayer dollars.

The West doesn’t need nuclear for energy independence The future lies in renewables.

Fukushima’s Ongoing Fallout

Reinforcing the global nuclear order The current nuclear security framework and IAEA’s verification capabilities do not cover the materials used for military purposes.

Nuclear Liability Act - Comments on Bill C-22 by Gordon Edwards If passed in its present form, Bill C-22 would cancel the existing Nuclear Liability Act (limiting the offsite liability of nuclear facility operators to $75 million) and replace it with the current version of the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act (limiting the offsite liability of nuclear facility operators to $1 billion). But why should all Canadian taxpayers underwrite the nuclear industry in the case of an accident which would surely cost tens or hundreds of billions of dollars?

 

Renewables and Conservation

50% of Germany's electricity produced by solar in one hour on June 6, also achieves grid parity Germans are now laying down a challenge for other countries saying there is no longer any excuse for countries to say this is impossible.

 

Take Action!

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.

 


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