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Nov. 28, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!


Ontario Energy Board won't probe Bruce nuclear overhaulWe need public scrutiny of the multi-billion-dollar contract that is being negotiated in secret between the OPA and Bruce Power to rebuild six reactors at the Bruce nuclear generating station. If this deal is signed it'll be the largest private sector contract ever signed by the Gov't of ON costing consumers between $60 and $111 billion and locking us into nuclear for decades. Let your MPP and the Premier know what you think. No backroom deals!

The World

How to Store Nuclear Waste for 10,000 Years (and How Not To)

How a Typo May Have Turned a Drum of Radioactive Waste Into a Bomb

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes
As long as nuclear weapons exist, there is a risk of their accidental or deliberate use. With over 17,000 nuclear weapons in existence, that risk is a lot bigger than many people imagine. The Republic of the Marshall Islands recently launched a bold legal action against the nine nuclear-armed states before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Sign the support petition here.

Security And Safety Risks At French Nuclear Reactors Exposed By Drones

 

Ontario

Ontario should nuke reactor rebuilds The economically savvy course for keeping electricity prices competitive in Ontario and strengthening our economy is to make a deal with our neighbours in Quebec while taking a pass on financially risky experiments in rebuilding aging nuclear reactors. T.O. Sun Op Ed by Jack Gibbons, OCAA

Ontario, Quebec sign deals on electricity, climate change Ontario and Quebec signed a joint agreement to expand electricity trade with each other. In 2015, Ontario will provide 500 megawatts of electricity to Quebec in winter, when demand in that province peaks. In summer, Quebec will be prepared to offer 500 megawatts of electricity to Ontario as its demand peaks in hot weather.

Quebec-Ontario alliance trumps Stephen Harper snub Together, they (QC and ON) are laying the groundwork for a Central Canadian axis of power (sharing) that is both political and electrical — with environmental and electoral benefits.

Leak at Pickering nuclear plant Nearly 7,000 litres of heavy water were leaked inside the building last week, caused by a faulty pipe valve in Unit 7.

Ontario, Don't Dump Our Money Into Rebuilding an Outdated Power Station The Ontario government has a decision to make: Raise your electricity bill to rebuild the Darlington Nuclear Station or lower your bill with water power from Quebec.

Lake Huron Radioactive Waste Dump Should be Rejected The proposed Deep Geological Repository for radioactive waste being considered by Canada’s Joint Review Panel is such a bad idea that even pro-nuclear Republican US senators like Illinois’ Mk are against it. Dozens of cities along the Great Lakes have formally opposed the craziness of burying leaky tins of radiation in a watershed that serves H2O to 40 million people.

Darlington nuclear review deemed sufficient A judge has rejected environmental groups’ request for a more extensive environmental review of plans to overhaul the Darlington nuclear station. Boo.

 

Renewables and Conservation

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels New York Times

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy “The focus is on being able to ramp up our lending and the leveraging of our lending into all forms of renewable energy. That’s the strategy. It includes everything from all sizes of hydro through to wind, to solar, to concentrated solar, to geothermal.”

 

Take Action!

Please send Premier Wynne a message urging her to make a long-term deal with Quebec instead of wasting billions of dollars on high-risk nuclear projects; and also urging a full public review of the deal currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the OPA and Bruce Power. More here.

Cancel the Darlington Nuclear Re-build Project Please sign this Green Party of Ontario petition

Declare Japan’s Fukushima Meltdowns a “Level 8” Nuclear Disaster
Sign the petitions calling for a global response.

Quebec imports can save us $1 billion per year
As our 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.

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 136 jurisdictions – representing over 16 million people – that have done so! See the list here.

Tell EPA: Take nuclear support out of proposed carbon rule Send your letter here.

President Obama: support a nuclear weapons-free world, as promised Please sign the petition.

 

Events

The German Energiewende: A Researcher’s View Ryerson U, Fri. Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Germany is engaged in the most ambitious energy transformation of any major industrial nation — a move to renewable energy and hyper-efficiency.

Ontario, Québec, Electricity and Climate Change: Advancing the Dialogue Fri. Jan. 9,  8:30 – 10:30 a.m. York U, Toronto. Free.

World Uranium Symposium and Film Festival, April 13 - 16, 2015, Quebec City

 


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