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Nov. 4, 2011 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

"We do support Time of Use pricing, but we think the differential between peak and off-peak should be increased," he said. "The cost of generating power during on-peak is much, much higher than off -peak," he said. "We believe we should have prices that tell the truth, and reflect that costs are much higher at peak than at off-peak." He added that Time of Use pricing doesn't increase the average price of electricity in Ontario, or lead to an increase in rates on an annual basis.  - Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance

A Celebration of Life - Dave Martin - Fri. Nov. 4, 9 p.m., Victory Café, 581 Markham, Toronto. Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Dave Martin. For more than thirty years, Dave fought for global peace and against the nuclear juggernaut in Ontario. Let’s celebrate his successes, and scheme how to build the movement.

6 point Energy PlanInstead of blowing the budget on expensive new nuclear units, Ontario’s new Energy Minister should follow OCAA’s simple six point plan for efficiently and economically meeting the province’s energy needs.

Fears of Fission Rise at Stricken Japanese Plant - NYTimes

Fukushima released 'twice as much' radioactive material as first thought - The study casts doubt on other official accounts of the accident.

What are officials hiding about Fukushima? - The Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has exposed troubling weaknesses with radiation monitoring here in Canada. Now evidence has emerged that the radiation in Canada was worse than Canadian officials ever let on.

Belgium latest to shutter nuke plants - Belgium joins Germany, which plans to have all its reactors offline by 2022, and Italy and Switzerland, which have abandoned expansion plans, in repudiating nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan.

How Much Does It Cost To Insure a Nuclear Power Plant? - Asked to calculate the damage resulting from a major “total meltdown” accident at a nuclear reactor, researchers estimated it could cost upwards of 6 trillion euros (or 9 trillion dollars), which is why no insurance industry will touch the nuclear industry, and why the public is left holding the bag.

Refurbishing Gentilly-2 Will Not Make It Safe. Shutting it down will. - by Gordon Edwards. The most useful thing that we can do, as citizens, is to see that this dreadful problem of radioactive wastes is not made any worse than it already is. Quebec can close the door on nuclear power once and for all by not refurbishing the Gentilly-2 reactor. Instead, it can concentrate on dealing in a responsible way with the long term management of all the existing nuclear wastes, while fostering a sustainable society based on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

Radiation doses of 1,769 Canadian health care workers under-reported for four years - The errors led to potential under-reporting of radiation doses by 25 to 40 per cent

Nuclear Disaster in the US: How Bechtel Is Botching the World's Costliest Environmental Cleanup - Department of Energy scientists are alleging catastrophic mismanagement of massive cleanup efforts at Hanford, the former nuclear weapons outpost. Clean up expected to cost $120 billion.

From Chernobyl to Fukushima: A Campaigner's Journey – 20 min. video with Greenpeace Canada’s Shawn-Patrick Stensil

Dr. Helen Caldicott on Fukushima and the Perils of Nuclear Power – superb 13 min. video interview

Fossil Fuels as the Whale Oil of the Future - Amory B. Lovins, the longtime efficiency guru, has a new book out that analyzes the possibility of converting the nation to almost total reliance on renewable sources of energy.

Liberal win doesn’t mean all’s fine with green energy strategy

 

Events:

Under Control - An Archaeology of Nuclear Energy - Film screening and discussion with director Volker Sattel
Friday, November 11, 6 pm, Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), U of T, Toronto
Filmed in several German nuclear power plants over a three-year period, director Volker Sattel set out to show what goes on inside the walls of such facilities. After a well-received debut at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011, the film had its theatrical release in Germany a matter of weeks after the Fukushima disaster and played an important role in the debates around Germany’s decision to scrap nuclear power by 2022.

The Last Mountain – film and discussion and coal burning and Ontario’s electricity future with OCAA’s Angela Bischoff

Friday November 11, 7:30 pm, Bruce Peninsula District School

 

Prosecutor – screening of new film which follows International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Moreno-Ocampo, Stephen Lewis, and director Barry Stevens will speak following the screening.

Monday, Nov. 14th at 6:30pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St W, Toronto.

 

Community Energy – More than Power

3rd Annual Community Power Conference and Power Networking Centre - Nov. 14-15, Toronto Metro Convention Centre

Ontario's green energy future to be focus of third annual Community Power Conference. How will the Feed-in-Tariff review shape Green Energy 2.0 in Ontario?


Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
www.cleanairalliance.org
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