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Nov. 21, 2011 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

"Renewables are by definition inexhaustible, so do not lead to the piling up of debts. They are also evenly spread: the wind is blowing almost everywhere, the sun is shining almost everywhere. In the end renewables are the quintessential democratic energy source.” But he warned: “The world economy is still locked into the wrong paradigm.” Energy costs are cut today by bequeathing debts to future generations he said. “We are exploiting the future by using the atmosphere as a waste dump.” – Prof. John Schellnhuber, one of the world’s most influential climate scientists

Canadians Dr. Gordon Edwards and Paul McKay discuss Fukushima, the global nuclear industry and uranium mining in Canada.  23 min. audio interview

Green Power: Ontario’s Game-Changer Asset – 30 min. video with Paul McKay – A post-election survey of the green power landscape in Ontario, the global green power investment picture, and an affirmative defense of feed-in tariffs.

Low levels of radioactive particles in Europe: IAEA – and an Update

France's long-held support for nuclear energy has emerged as a key issue in next year's election

Nuclear plans threaten UK's part in renewables revolution - The cost of transforming the infrastructure to run the world on renewable energy is roughly the same as current subsidies for carbon fuels.

Nuclear Power: Risks and Consequences - 41 min. video - This investigative report looks at the untold stories behind 3 of the world's largest nuclear reactors: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Fantastic documentary. 

Hudak and Horwath on the wrong path - The opposition’s proposal to remove the HST from home heating bills is fiscally and environmentally irresponsible. Fortunately, there is a better solution: invest in energy conservation and efficiency.

Hudak endorses water power imports from QC to lower our electricity bills – The provincial NDP and Green Party also endorsed our policy suggestion that ON import hydro electricity from Quebec. Now if we can get the Liberals on side, bye bye nuclear!

OPG has received a total of $929 million in subsidies since Jan.'09 for operating losses of its coal plants

 

EVENTS:

Solar Power Your Portfolio 
Tues. November 22, 5:30 pm – 7 pm, CSI Spadina, 4th floor, Innovation Lab, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Do you want to support green energy while also investing ethically and locally? Find out how easy it is to participate in community solar power projects across Ontario by becoming a member of the SolarShare Co-operative and investing in a Community Solar Bond. www.solarbonds.ca 

An Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone as an Element of Eliminating Nuclear Weapons – with Adele Buckley
Thur. Nov. 24, 4-6 pm, University College, Rm. 179, U of Toronto
Co-Sponsored  by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace


Canada's role in the European Union Fuel Quality Directive: A European perspective
Thurs. Nov.  24, 4-5 pm speaker followed by a reception, Upper Library, Massey College4 Devonshire Place, U of Toronto
Member of European Parliament, Kriton Arsenis, will be addressing Canada’s aggressive lobby campaign and why the Canadian Government should stop trying to undermine progressive policies in the face of the climate crises.


The Revenge of the Electric Car – screening in Waterloo, ON, Thur. Nov. 24, 7 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. For more info.

 

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