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March 16, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

PBS has done a fantastic 3-part news documentary

1.     Near Fukushima, a Big 'Guessing Game' Over Radiation's Long-Term Risks

2.     After 500 Years in Family, Rice Farmers Forced Off Land by Fukushima

3.     Fukushima's Food Fallout: Testing Groceries for Radiation in Japan

A year after tsunami, a cloud of distrust hangs over Japan - The Fukushima nuclear disaster has left residents doubting their government, their source of energy, even the food they eat.

Protesters link arms around the world to decry nuclear power

Global Fukushima Action Day 2012 – videos from around the world

The dangerous myths of Fukushima: Exposing the ‘no harm’ mantra

The dream that failed - Nuclear power will not go away, but its role may never be more than marginal, says Oliver Morton – The Economist

Nuclear Aftershocks – CBC’s The Passionate Eye. The film will be available to watch online for 30 days. Could a Fukushima-style nuclear disaster happen here in North America? How safe is our nuclear power industry? Nuclear Aftershocks travels to three continents to explore the revived debate about the safety of nuclear power and the options for alternative energy sources.

Blowing away nuclear power - In the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdown, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that now is the time for the renewables sector to “prove itself as a scalable, affordable and secure energy source. … I believe that is going to happen.”

Scotland is right on track for its goal of 100 percent energy from renewables by 2020. If successful, the government predicts that household electricity prices will also fall.

 

EVENTS

Nuke Night - Double Feature To commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, join us for a double-feature film night: From Chernobyl to Fukushima: A Campaigners Journey and The 4th Revolution: Energy Autonomy  plus speakers. Fri. March 16, 7 p.m. Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave. (St. George subway), Toronto

From Fukushima to Toronto: A Town Hall Sun. Mar. 18, 1 – 5 p.m., Toronto – Workshops, panels, discussions on the Fukushima nuclear disaster, why it matters in Ontario, and how Torontonians can stop nuclear expansion and build a 100% renewable Ontario. Speakers from Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Greenpeace, Lake ON Waterkeepers, Canadian Environmental Law Assoc., Ontario Sustainable Energy Assoc.

Shadowlands: From Chernobyl to Fukushima – photo exhibit until March 18, 918 Bathurst, Toronto

New Research in Sustainable Energy – Mon. March 19, 3 – 5 p.m., Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas W, #2602, Toronto

 

ACT NOW!

Send an email to ON Energy Minister Bentley and ask him to finish the coal phase-out in 2012 and invest in energy conservation rather than build or rebuild new nukes.

Climate Change Cards for sale. 2 different sets of 8 cards/envelopes. $10 per set. Printed on FSC paper. Produced by Shirley Farlinger. Positive climate images/sayings on the front, blank inside. Order them from me while they last.

Drummond Drops the Ball Drummond misses the two biggest and easiest opportunities to lower our electricity bills and save taxpayers billions: cancel the coal subsidies, and cancel the high-cost nuclear re-investment plan. Send an email to Premier McGuinty here.

Stop Bill 42

Ontario needs jobs and green energy.  Tim Hudak disagrees.  His Bill 42 will kill green energy in Ontario.
This bill will come to a vote in the legislature next week, on March 22nd. MPPs need to hear your voice.  Please send them an email in support of green energy. Let them know that you want a green future for Ontario.

Find your MPP's address here:  www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_current.do  Or alternatively you can easily send a letter to your MPP from here: http://friendsofwind.ca/spread-the-word/write-your-mpp/

Read the bill here: www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&Intranet=&BillID=2587

Learn more about green energy in the report "Behind the switch: Pricing Ontario electricity options" at www.pembina.org/re

Don't be silent about our energy future.  Please write your MPP now and ask them defeat Bill 42.

- Peter Tabuns, MPP

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
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