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May 11, 2015 –   Please pass this onto a friend!



“It is hard to imagine that any government would be so foolish as to put a permanent nuclear dump right next to the world's largest inland water ecosystem.” Ole Hendrickson in response to the federal panel that just approved a nuclear dump on Lake Huron

“The nuclear industry would have you believe that humankind is smart enough to develop techniques to store nuclear waste for a quarter of a million years, but at the same time human kind is so dumb we can’t figure out a way to store solar electricity overnight.” Arnie Gunderson

Ontario

Kincardine nuclear waste site gets seal of approval It will still need federal approval. There are 154 communities opposed to the project, including Toronto and Chicago, representing over 21 million people. It should be stored above ground, easily monitored and retrievable, far from a Great Lake. Here’s another article. “It is a mistake to bury and abandon radioactive nuclear waste “beside the largest supply of drinking water on the planet.” Watch the exchange in the legislature between NDP Peter Tabuns and Liberal Glen Murray.

SON opposes DGR recommendation The Saugeen Ojibway Nation is not in agreement with the Joint Review Panel's recommendation to proceed with a plan to bury nuclear waste deep under Bruce County. And OPG, the proponents of the proposed project to bury low- and intermediate-level waste at the site, continue to insist that SON approval is necessary for the project to proceed. Here’s another piece.

Plans for lakeside nuke dump advance despite opposition 

Is a Kincardine deep geological repository the solution for all of Canada’s nuclear waste?
“A leak of radioactive waste would almost certainly have a cataclysmic effect on the delicate ecological balance of the world’s largest group of freshwater bodies.” So says the City of Chicago.

High-level nuclear waste is an even bigger challenge A glance at how Canada and the U.S. are trying to deal with high-level nuclear waste.

What nuclear waste would be stored in Kincardine

US Congressman outlines opposition to ON’s proposed nuclear waste facility on the shore of Lake Huron There's bipartisan support for a resolution opposing the construction of a Canadian nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile from Lake Huron. 19 members of Congress -- ten Democrats and nine Republicans -- have joined efforts to protect the Great Lakes.

Ontario PCs Call for More Low Cost Water Power from QC PC Interim Leader Jim Wilson suggested Ontario should expand its relationship with Quebec for buying power. “Hydro Quebec has attractive prices and if we could get a reasonable deal with them that’s the direction we should be going,” Wilson said.

 

The World

Next-generation nuclear reactors may not be safer In a study of six future reactor designs being worked on by the U.S.-led "Generation IV International Forum", only 1 was far enough along in the development process to envisage building a prototype during the first half of this century, and they may not be safer.

World Uranium Symposium 2015 Fukushima Workshop In this speech about the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster, Fairewinds Arnie Gundersen introduces new scientific evidence to prove high radiation exposures in Japan. He predicts costs to Japanese economy to be half a $trillion

Arresting the Wrong Suspects The US has about 2,000 nuclear weapons ready to launch and used as ticking time bombs every day by presidents.  When we were ordered to leave or face arrest, we called ourselves crime-stoppers and asked the officers to arrest the real scofflaws. More on the action here.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Did Tesla Just Kill Nuclear Power? Solar power costs 6 to 7¢, he said, and wind costs 4 or 5¢.  Add 2¢ for the cost of a utility-scale Tesla battery, and renewables with reliable storage are still at half the price of new nuclear power. Here's a video, also about the Tesla battery and powerwall.

The $750 billion dollar opportunity in industrial and commercial energy efficiency The next generation of energy efficiency companies are using super smart meters and big data to identify, measure and wrestle energy sucking systems into submission.

China Government Study Sees 86% Renewables by 2050 Solar, Wind and Hydro grow. CO2 emissions drop 70%.

A Brighter Energy Future All the latest in energy news from around the world, updated daily. Compiled by Rocky Mountain Institute.

Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity Strength in numbers as 4 of Canada’s renewable electricity groups join forces.

Tory victory a huge blow to UK green energy industry

 

Take Action!

Open Letter to Premiers Couillard and Wynne. Please click here to send a letter to Premiers Wynne and Couillard asking them to sign a long-term electricity cooperation agreement to save both provinces $14 billion while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sign the Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium 2015 Individuals and groups encouraged to sign

Keep it in the ground Join The Guardian and 350.org and more than 87,000 others in urging the world's two biggest charitable funds to move their money out of fossil fuels

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 154 jurisdictions representing over 21 million people that have done so.

Stop the Nuclear Restarts in Japan A Greenpeace petition

 

Events

Mr. Burns – a Post-Electric Play with the Simpsons Theatre May 9 – 31, Toronto

Solar Ontario 2015 Ontario's largest solar energy conference, May 25, Niagara Falls

Canadian German Conference on Renewable Energies in Buildings Fri. May 29, Toronto




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