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Nov. 15, 2013 –  Please pass this onto a friend!
 
Water power from Quebec beats nuclear hands down
We won the coal phase out. New Ontario nukes are now off the table. So what’s next? We’re convinced that we can persuade Ontario to also cancel the Darlington re-build AND the Pickering extension with a combination of conservation, made-in-ON renewables, and very importantly, low-cost water power imports from Quebec. Can you help us push this agenda?

  1. Read our latest leaflet. And then order multiple free copies to distribute to your friends and neighbours. They contain postcards to mail to Premier Wynne.
  2. Go to the Ontario Liberal Party Common Ground page, sign in and vote for and/or comment on my idea to replace new nuclear projects with water power from Quebec. We’re aiming to be the #1 idea that the Wynne gov’t hears. Of the 1594 ideas submitted so far, our idea is #20! Help us bump that up.
  3. Learn more by reading our report and/or attending our next event at the University of Toronto where OCAA's Jack Gibbons will elaborate on the benefits of water power vs. rebuilt nuclear. Wed. Nov. 20, 7 p.m., OISE, 252 Bloor W, 8th floor, Toronto. Free.

Thank you!  - angela@cleanairalliance.org


The World


New-Build Nuclear Is Dead The Morningstar analysts call the nuclear renaissance a “fiction” and a “fantasy,” at least in the West.

Don't trade global warming for nuclear meltdowns By Linda Pentz Gunter and Kevin Kamps, Special to CNN.

Fukushima nuclear plant set for risky operation A task of extraordinary delicacy and danger is about to begin at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power station. Watch Arnie Gunderson's take on it here.

Japan's ex-PM Koizumi urges Prime Minister Abe to abandon nuclear power Koizumi said if money used to build nuclear plants was spent on renewable energy, it would spur a range of technological development.

More suspected and confirmed cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed in Fukushima children 59 is the total number of young people who have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having thyroid cancer. In the case of Chernobyl, thyroid cancer cases only began soaring four to five years after the accident. 

To Those Who Want To See Nuclear Power Play A Bigger Role In Climate Action


Our Noocular Future Animated short. Don't think global warming, think noocular.

 

Ontario

Quebec holds the answer to Ontario's power problems A plan to increase nuclear power generation would cost twice as much as what Quebec is selling: clean, renewable power for right now. Why rebuild the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station when Quebec hydro power is a much cheaper, faster and greener option? T.O. Star Op Ed by Jack Gibbons

OPG wants 30% rate hike for nuclear generation The REAL reason your electricity bills keep going up and up.

Michigan officials fighting Ontario's nuke site get support from feds U.S. federal officials have joined the fight to oppose Ontario Power Generation's plans for an underground nuclear waste site within a mile of Lake Huron

Jack Gibbons comments on proposed new pipelines to increase the import of US shale gas to Ontario 5  min. video

Toronto’s Nuclear Problem At long last, locals will be able to get the details on a facility continuously trucking uranium in and out on residential streets.

Lakeside Nuclear Waste a risk worth protesting
Editorial, The London Free Press

Why we're opposing new nuclear reactors for Ontario in Federal Court
Ecojustice and Canadian Environmental Law Association and are representing Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Northwatch

City of Toronto Joins Call to Stop Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump beside the Great Lakes
Thank you Councillor Mike Layton! Good stuff is actually happening these days at City Hall. :)

 

Renewables and Conservation

After Fukushima, Japan Finds Beauty in Solar Power

Tracking The German Leap
Watch Chris Turner's talk in Toronto last week. For more than a decade now, Germany has been engaged in the most ambitious sustainability shift of any major industrial nation - a move to renewable energy and hyper-efficiency now known in German as the Energiewende ("Energy Transition"). Germany's pursuit of a low-carbon future is a case study for any community following the same path.
 
We Have the Renewable Energy We Need to Power the World—So What's Stopping Us? A leading researcher says we have enough wind and solar to power the world. Are we willing to do what's necessary to transform our society?

Unable To Compete, German Fossil Fuel Power Plants To Shut Down “Due to the continuing boom in solar energy, many power stations throughout the sector and across Europe are no longer profitable to operate.”

 

Take Action!

OPG’s Money Grab Tell Premier Wynne to tell OPG what to do with their proposed $64 annual increase on your electricity bill to rebuild Darlington.

Please congratulate Energy Minister Chiaralli on demonstrating some strong common sense by nixing new reactors.  And remind him that he should give the same sensible attention to the costly and unnecessary Darlington Re-Build Plan. 

Premier Kathleen Wynne : Close the Pickering Nuclear Station
Please sign the petition.

Conservation, Not Fracked Gas into the GTA If you think greater efficiency beats more pipelines hands down, send a message to Premier Wynne,  Energy Minister Chiarelli and Environment Minister Bradley. Tell them you prefer conservation over fracked gas from the U.S. And sign the petition.

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is seeking approval to build a nuclear waste dump 1 km from the shores of Lake Huron. This dump puts at risk the fresh water of the GREAT LAKES, relied upon by 40 million people in two countries. Tell Minister Aglukkaq and the Canadian federal government to stand up for the protection of the Great Lakes. Sign the petition

Remove Tepco Before you Remove that Fuel Please sign the petition.

 

Events

CNSC meeting about the GE-Hitachi plant in Toronto Public Meeting Written submissions and requests to speak at the Dec. 10-11 meeting in Toronto must be sent to the CNSC by November 15. Find out more here and here and make sure your voice is heard.
 
Defend our Climate Defend our Communities On November 16th, help build a united wall of opposition to pipelines, reckless tar sands expansion and runaway climate change at local events across the country. Events in 9 Canadian Cities. Toronto event.
 
Water Power or Re-built Nuclear? With Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Wed. Nov. 20th, 7 p.m. OISE, 8th floor (252 Bloor St. W, St. George subway), U of Toronto. Free, all welcome
 
Shedding Light on Ontario Power Generation’s Nuclear Waste Burial Plans - Public Meeting Wed. Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, London, ON

 

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