No Nukes News

May 19, 2011

 

We urge the panel to recommend that the government of Canada launch a pan-Canadian Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Nuclear Power in Canada.  - Dr. Gordon Edwards


Bruce Power pulls U.S. shipping application

Bruce Power has withdrawn its application to the United States Department of Transportation for approval to ship 16 radioactive steam generators through the Great Lakes.

Spokesman John Peevers says the company's shipment plan has been put on hold — it is not cancelled — and Bruce Power's goal remains to ship the decommissioned, school bus-sized vessels to a recycling plant in Sweden.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3128202

 

No radioactive waste plans for Great Lakes


http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2011/05/16/No-radioactive-waste-plans-for-Great-Lakes/UPI-87531305549532/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2011/05/17/wdr-bruce-power-application-withdrawn.html


Germany’s Unlikely Champion Of a Radical Green Energy Path

The disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan convinced German Chancellor Angela Merkel that nuclear power would never again be a viable option for her country. Now Merkel has embarked on the world’s most ambitious plan to power an industrial economy on renewable sources of energy. And she is anything but a left-wing greenie. The party she leads, the Christian Democratic Union, is the political equivalent of the Republicans in the U.S.

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/germanys_unlikely_champion_of_a_radical_green_energy_path/2401/


Fukushima fuel melt confirmed

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Fukushima_fuel_melt_confirmed-1605115.html

 

More-than-expected damage found at Japan reactor - a serious setback for efforts to stabilize the radiation-leaking complex

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-05-12-08-28-30#6afa1237-2cd4-4ffa-a318-916bb2b13b13

 

Rethinking nuclear energy in Japan – Japan unplugged

Naoto Kan seeks to tap into the nation’s energy-saving mood

http://www.economist.com/node/18682821?story_id=18682821&fsrc=rss

 

Fukushima: Village on way to becoming ghost town

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110513f1.html

 

Truth a Letter from a High School Girl Living in Fukushima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXodi9X49pw&feature=share

 

Fukushima Petition

Please sign this new EMERGENCY petition to roll back reckless radiation limits and protect hundreds of thousands of Japanese children from a lifetime of cancer fear.

http://fukushima.greenaction-japan.com/


Fukushima’s fallout in Virginia

Virginia’s once-promising nuclear industry is feeling the impact of Japan’s reactor disaster, which has dampened demand for goods and services related to nuclear-powered generating plants.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs


Chernobyl Forever

2 minute video film trailer: http://vimeo.com/17076224


NRC Changes Tune On Plant Safety

Critics of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission received fresh ammunition on Thursday when the agency revealed that many of the nation's aging nuclear power plants would be ill-equipped to withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/nrc-changes-tune-on-plant_n_861722.html


UK households offered £10,000 to improve energy efficiency

Up to 14 million families will be able to apply for up to £10,000 each to pay for energy-efficiency improvements on their properties. The money – which will be paid back in energy savings over 20 years – is almost double the previous figure of £6,500 outlined when the scheme was launched.

Ministers claim it will be biggest home-improvement programme in Britain since the Second World War. It is the cornerstone of the Government's attempts to reduce household emissions by 30 per cent by 2020.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/households-offered-16310000-to-improve-energy-efficiency-2281615.html


Hudak in the dark on power

Toronto Star Editorial – Ontario’s Green Energy Act is one of those rare government policies that promises to fundamentally shift how we do things and produce benefits that go well beyond a four-year election term. If implemented well, it will ensure that more of our energy needs are met from renewable sources and create jobs in a burgeoning solar panel and wind turbine manufacturing sector. Unfortunately, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak wants to scrap it all before it’s had a chance to work.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/989907--hudak-in-the-dark-on-power

 

Hudak urged to support green energy law – Program spurs job creation, say local businesses

A group of Ottawa businesses specializing in renewable energy technology is calling on Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak to reconsider his opposition to the McGuinty government's green energy law.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/Hudak+urged+support+green+energy/4787642/story.html

 

Ontario’s green energy hub fears winds of political change

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/article2025715.ece


New Report Confirms that Switch to Renewables Is Feasible

It’s official: The world can easily make the switch to renewable energy if it wants to. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just released a report stating that energy from clean sources could account for four-fifths of the global supply within a few decades—if governments show the necessary will.

http://www.progressive.org/ap051211.html


Fracking the Future: How Unconventional Gas Threatens Our Water, Health and Climate - Report

http://www.desmogblog.com/fracking-future-how-unconventional-gas-threatens-our-water-health-and-climate-report

 

France to ban fracking of fossil fuels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/907fd72c-7c06-11e0-9b16-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss#axzz1MA7Mmq2v 


Powering The Future

Thur. May 19, 7–8:30pm

Evergreen Brick Works – 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto

Powering The Future will explore our energy challenges, with a special focus on how we can all best respond in our own communities and backyards. Featuring Tom Rand, Judith Lipp, Mary Pickering, Emily Wood and Bob McDonald.

http://info.evergreen.ca/en/cal/event/powering-the-future/


OPA Feed-in Tariff Review - Webinar

Thursday, May 26, 10:00 - 11:30 am (EST)
$40 for non-members. Free to OSEA Champion, Enabler and Supporter members. OSEA friends pay $34.
Register at http://oseawebinars.eventbrite.com/


The Ontario Power Authority is expected to begin its review of the Feed-in Tariff programs this summer. To mark this occasion, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association has gathered a panel of experts on Ontario's Green Energy Act and Feed-in Tariff programs as well as project developers and proponents for a discussion on how the FIT programs should evolve. Join us for an engaging conversation on what may be expected from the review, initial recommendations from leading experts and an opportunity to make your own suggestions.   

Panelists:

Jose Etcheverry, York University

Paul Gipe, Author, Advocate and Renewable Energy Industry Analyst, Wind-Works.org

Brent Kopperson, PUKWIS Energy Co-op & Windfall Centre

Don McCabe, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Kristopher Stevens, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association


Help us put a SNAG in CANSEC!

SNAG is a quickly growing network of individuals and organisations from across Canada that oppose war, is dedicated to nonviolence and committed to upholding international law.

June 1-2, SNAG will engage in a peaceful, civil disobedience action at the annual CANSEC weapons bazaar in Ottawa.  You’re invited.


Find out more: http://www.nowar-paix.ca/snag/index.html


Sign the Petition Calling for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects in ON

http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php

 

And order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets

They contain postcards to politicians. Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets

Thank you for helping get the word out!


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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