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May 30, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!



It’s Election Time – Let’s Shape the Debate

Help us make nukes an election issue. 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 to distribute through your neighbourhood. We’re also doing leaflet blitzes in central Toronto. If you can join us, let me know. Thanks!

The World

The future of uranium – higher prices to come? Predictions of the rise in price of uranium are unjustified

Protestors gather outside Cameco (uranium) HQ as shareholders meet inside (Saskatoon) We hold you and all other nuclear proponents accountable for all deaths, disease and misery caused by both military and non-military use of uranium you have taken from our territory. We do not accept the risk of radioactive contamination. We do not consent to be your guinea pigs, nor do we surrender our territories as a sacrifice zone for the sake of jobs or your profits. Photos and more here.

Cameco Cites Poor Uranium Market in Halting Millennium Permits
Prices for uranium slumped to an eight-year low this month

What should be done with nuclear waste? Fantastic overview and alternatives to Canada’s plans to bury nuclear waste

NDP MP says no to nuclear waste near Lake Huron Opposition has come from fifty counties and cities in Canada and the U.S. representing over 10 million people, as well as an online petition by the Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Organization that has gathered over 56,000 signatories from citizens in all Canadian provinces and territories and all 50 U.S. states.

 

Ontario

Boost Quebec-Ontario hydro trade, experts urge Canadian provinces act like energy separatists when it comes to electricity. Cancelling the Darlington refurbishment and boosting imports from Quebec would save $1.2 billion a year.

Darlington overhaul risks and costs understated U.S. analyst argues that the financial risks of overhauling the Darlington nuclear station have been severely understated. Read the full report commissioned by Greenpeace here and a Q&A here.

Ontario’s not-so-green election With the 2014 election platforms of all four major parties now published, those looking for inspiration and new ideas around the environmental and economic challenges facing Ontario are likely to be disappointed.

Green party leader has solutions other parties don’tThe cheapest and greenest source to our energy challenges is to reduce the amount of energy we use in the first place. Conservation and energy efficiency is the way to go… Our goal is to retrofit a million homes across the province." Schreiner, the Green candidate in Guelph, said the plan would create 50,000 jobs in Ontario. "If the province would cancel the refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear reactors and replace that power with lower-cost water power from Quebec … that would save the province $1 billion a year. And we're proposing we then take those billion dollars in savings and invest it in your home."

Your Home Electricity Bill: A Study on the Costs in Ontario This new study shows that renewable energy accounts for a relatively small part of residential electricity bills – just 9%

Nuke you, Toronto With new reactors on hold, it’s time to address the lack of a safety plan in case of a Fukushima-like event

Awareness of emergency plans near Pickering, Darlington nuclear plants ‘very low’

 

Renewables and Conservation

Renewables: The end for nuclear power? Experts warn that the move to a focus on renewables could soon leave nuclear power redundant. "If you accelerate this revolution to a kind of power economy that is very different from what they [nuclear power utility companies] represent, well, you pull the rug even more out from under their feet.”

India to Bring Solar Power to Every Home by 2019 India’s new government led by Narendra Modi plans to harness solar power to enable every home to run at least one light bulb by 2019

PCs threaten future of Ontario’s wind industry, association warns
Party would halt any wind projects currently pending approval in province if elected

 

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. 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.

 

Events

Building Lasting Change – Exploring the Value of Green Building June 2 – 4, Toronto. National conference and expo hosted by the Canada Green Building Council.

Ontario Energy Drinks June 5, Sault Ste Marie • June 9, Kingston • June 10, Oshawa

5th Annual Electric Vehicle Event Sat. June 14, 10 am – 2 pm, RET-Centre, Windsor, ON

Shelter  Thur. - Sun, June 12-15, Berkeley Theatre, Toronto. Shelter is a new Canadian opera, a "darkly comic fable" inspired by the birth of the atomic age. In tandem with the opera, there is an Atomic Symposium featuring an exhibit and a slew of fascinating speakers, all free. Of special note: Sun. June 15, 11:30 – 1 p.m. Gordon Edwards and Robert del Tredici. When purchasing tickets for the play, get a discount rate of 15% by using the promo code: tap15

 

 


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