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Nov. 25, 2013 –  Please pass this onto a friend!
 

Wynne and Gore

We phased out coal. Citizen activism, lead by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, did that. Now we can phase out nuclear. We can. But we need your help.
 
Water power from Quebec beats nuclear hands down
 
We won the coal phase out. New Ontario nukes are now off the board. So what’s next? We’re convinced that we can persuade Ontario to 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 14 ideas submitted so far, our idea is #20! Help us bump that up.
3.      Learn more by reading our report and/or attending one of my speaking events listed below. And support the work of OCAA with your donation dollars – we’re lean and green, but rely on your support. Thank you! - angela@cleanairalliance.org



The World

Former NRC Chairman Says U.S. Nuclear Industry is "Going Away" The United States is turning away from nuclear power, he said, and he expects the rest of the world to eventually do the same. 

Who is responsible for climate change? A new paper lists 90 privately and publicly owned fossil fuel and cement companies, and a handful of nation states, that are collectively responsible for 2/3 of the total global emissions of greenhouse gases to date. 

Courting collaboration How the uranium industry bought the Village of Pinehouse, Saskatchewan and what residents are doing to take it back

 

Ontario

Al Gore praises Ontario's commitment to ban coal-fired power

Time to Shut Down the Pickering Nuclear Station
Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli has good reason to cancel the proposed life-extension of the Pickering nuclear station when he releases his government’s new Long Term Electricity Plan next month. Electricity demand is falling while the cost and risks of running the Ontario’s aging nuclear reactors are increasing. It makes sense to retire Pickering.

Trucks with radioactive cargo fail inspections More than one truck in seven carrying radioactive cargo has been pulled off the road by Ontario transportation inspectors since 2010

Meltdown at GE Hitachi’s Open House
Activists get in the way of uranium processor’s PR show

Why we're opposing new nuclear reactors for Ontario in Federal Court
Ecojustice, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Northwatch have launched a court case to ensure that no nuclear reactors are built in Ontario until a thorough environmental assessment of the risks to Lake Ontario and the surrounding communities is complete and shows no significant threat to people or the local ecosystems. 6 min. audio interview and transcript.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Manitoba, Saskatchewan Announce $100-Million Water Power Sale Great idea! It compliments another green energy initiative: Minnesota Wind To Be Stored By Manitoba Hydro Ontario and Quebec could share similar resources – renewable AND low-cost!

The democratisation of green energy that is sweeping Germany “We have gone from nuclear to solar,” Shulz says. “Now we say no to fossil fuels.”

Tidal energy could generate billions for Atlantic economy

5-part film about renewable energy technologies
Watch all 5 modules online: wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, and hydroelectric. Each is about 5 min.

 

Take Action!

OPG’s Money Grab Tell Premier Wynne to tell OPG what to do with their proposed $65 annual increase on your electricity bill to rebuild Darlington

Quebec imports can save us $1 billion per year As our new pamphlet explains, importing clean hydro power from Quebec is a much cheaper way to meet our electricity needs than re-building the Darlington Nuclear Plant. Order free copies today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.

Lower electricity bills by cooperating with Quebec
On the Ontario Liberal Party page, vote for and/or comment on my idea to replace new nuclear projects with water power from Quebec.

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

DinnerTalk: Harvest Noon Hosts a Talk on Ontario's Electricity Future with Angela Bischoff, Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Tues. Nov. 26, 6 - 8 pm. Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at 16 Bancroft Ave - University of Toronto)
 
Ontario’s Energy Future – Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, or Renewables? A talk with Angela Bischoff, Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Wed. Nov. 27, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Karma Coop, 739 Palmerston (in the alley, near Bloor and Bathurst, Toronto)


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