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May 15, 2014 –  Please pass this onto a friend!

 

Vote for clean low-cost water power from Quebec. Tell Ontario election candidates that you’re voting NO to the Darlington nuclear rebuild and YES to water power from Quebec. We’re distributing this leaflet around the province. Order free copies here.
 
We’re also doing 4 leaflet blitzes in central Toronto: Sat. May 17, 11 a.m; Wed. May 21, 6 p.m; Sun. June 1, 11 a.m; and Sat. June 7, 11 a.m. If you can join us, let me know. Thanks!

 

The World

Our Nuclear Menace Fukushima It is perhaps the most under-reported cataclysmic event in human history. Maybe things would have been different had it happened in either Russia, Iran or North Korea. But it comes down to this: when it goes wrong, there is no “fix it” measure, and almost no change of mitigation, other than migrating away from ground zero.
 
Thorium: the wonder fuel that wasn't The United States has tried to develop thorium as an energy source for some 50 years and is still struggling to deal with the legacy of those attempts.
 
Public interest at risk for SNC-Lavalin’s profits With allegations of fraud, money-laundering, and bribery in Canada and around the world, the scandals plaguing SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. have been well publicized.

About Radioactive Bananas Nuclear proponents often make the silly-sounding claim that a person gets a greater dose of radiation from eating a banana than by standing beside a nuclear power plant. The claim is false. People who say such things are abusing science for their own purposes. By Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. (Some people were unable to open the link in last week’s NNNews, so I’m re-including it this week with the link that you can cut and paste: ccnr.org/About_Radioactive_Bananas.pdf )

 

Ontario

20 minute video of Jack Gibbons speaking about how water power imports could lower our bills and move us to a green energy future. 
 
Opposition to “Nuclear gambling” at Pickering On May 7, 2014, Ontario Power Generation sought permission from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to run six reactors, all sited on Lake Ontario just a short distance from the City of Toronto, past their predetermined safety limits. The attached 6 interventions were presented, opposing OPG’s request because in their view it is not acceptable to gamble with a potential nuclear disaster.
 
Darlington nuclear assessment “blinkered,” court told
Environmental groups told a federal court that the review of the proposal to overhaul the Darlington nuclear station was flawed
 
Mock nuclear accident in Clarington will test emergency response
Three-day exercise the ‘largest ever held in Ontario’
                                                                                        
From Fail to Fix... Let's Untangle Ontario's Electricity System From Fail to Fix… is a non-partisan citizens call on politicians for a clean and transparent Energy System that Empowers Ontario Communities

 

Renewables and Conservation

Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Energy Needs From Renewable Energy  “The last time when an energy supply was changed was the industrial revolution; this is something that has never been done before.”

State Energy Plan Would Alter New York Utilities New York State is proposing a radically different electric system, dominated by decentralized production, much of it of renewable, intermittent energy sources like solar or wind power.

Barack Obama unveils new solar expansion plans as officials confirm White House panels are now operational

'Energy [R]evolution': Nearly 100% Renewable Is Doable
Study shows how US could democratize systems, create jobs, and radically reduce emissions by 2050

 

Take Action!

Ask candidates where they stand on water imports from Quebec vs. rebuilding Darlington nuclear station. Order free leaflets to distribute to your friends and neighbours. Or join our leaflet blitzes in central Toronto.
 
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.

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

 

Events

SolarShare Investing Webinar Learn all about investing in solar energy. Thur. May 15, noon EST

Ontario, Quebec and Electricity - Time for a new Relationship?
Friday, May 23, 8:30 – 11 a.m., Toronto. Panel discussion with QC and ON speakers including Jack Gibbons, OCAA . Live webcast.

 


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