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September 14, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!

 

The World

PQ government to close Gentilly-2 nuclear power plant

25,000 Villagers Occupy Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant One protester killed.

GE Slams Economics of Nuclear General Electric which is among the world’s top 3 suppliers of nuclear energy equipment along with Toshiba and Areva, has said that it no longer makes economic sense to build nuclear reactors.

Accident at France's oldest nuclear plant

Japanese jitters, ageing nuclear reactors sitting on earthquake fault lines

Global help urged to avert reactor 4 pool fire

Cdn. Environment Minister to weaken emissions rules for coal-fired power

 

Ontario

Q&A re: Darlington Refurbishment Environmental Assessment Hearings Help us stop the multi-billion dollar proposal to extend the life of the four outdated Darlington reactors! Tell OPG and the CNSC to put human and environmental health before profits at their upcoming Environmental Assessment hearings. RSVP here and we'll keep you posted with info and tools to prepare a submission.

Ontario News Watch: ON Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner In the recent Ontario by elections, some important political maneuvers by all three parties slid under the radar. Not one was willing to protect voters from nuclear cost overruns. 3 min. video

NDP MPP Peter Tabuns asks Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley why his government is still pushing ahead with the multi-billion dollar life-extension of the Darlington nuclear station while Quebec has decided to drop plans to extend the life of its only nuclear station, Gentilly-2, because of the high-cost. Minister Bentley refuses to answer the question. 2 min. video

Tritium in the Twilight Zone

 

Renewables and Conservation

Clean energy is booming, producing nearly 20% of the world's electricity In the last decade the Chinese government has invested billions in solar, sending panel prices plummeting and making clean green tech almost as cheap as dirty fossil fuels. But the US and EU, who give billions in taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil and Coal, are about to drive solar prices back up by putting tariffs on China, and now China is threatening to retaliate. A full on trade war is brewing that could kill the crucial green energy revolution. Sign the urgent petition on the right to save solar.

The Miracle of Denmark’s Energy This little 5 min. video shows how Denmark has cut its energy footprint dramatically, by taxing high carbon/GHG sources, and subsidizing renewable energy sources and energy saving technologies (e.g. rainwater collection, bicycle use, better insulation in homes).

 

Act Now!

Sign the petition to oppose solar tariffs on China

Release the true, complete, unsubsidized costs of Nuclear Power Generation Sign the petition.

Stop Making Nuclear Waste Sign the petition.

Please send a message to Energy Minister Chris Bentley (and cc me) asking him to protect taxpayers and electricity consumers by flipping the switch off superfluous coal-fired electric generation and mothballing Pickering.  It’s time for the province to finally end its expensive and dangerous coal and nuclear bear hugs and embrace safer and cheaper alternatives instead. For more info.

Order our leaflet calling on the ON gov’t to halt their massive nuclear expansion plans – they’re free and contain postcards to Energy Minister Bentley asking him to favour lower-cost, safer and greener options. Distribute them to your friends and neighbours.

 

Events

The Land of Hope Sat. Sept. 15, 3:30 p.m., TIFF film about Fukushima

Fukushima Art Exhibition and Live Bands  Sat. Sept. 15, 294 College, Toronto

Passive Houses in Canada and Around the World Webinar, Tues. Sept. 18, noon PDT

Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future! Thousands of anti-nuclear activists from across the U.S. will converge on Wash. D.C. Sept. 20- 22 for a three-day event

Fast and Vigil for Climate Justice Sept. 21 – Oct. 2, Parliament Hill, and your own home. Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies of well over $1 billion each year (about $40 for each Canadian). Put a price on greenhouse gases and develop a real plan to emphasize conservation and renewable energy. 

Organizing Renewable Energy Community Power Projects Sept. 28, Toronto

Remembering Rosalie Bertell Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto. Free.

Nuclear Labyrinth on the Great Lakes Oct. 4-6, Ohio

 

Angela Bischoff
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Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
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www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca
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