No Nukes News

September 14, 2013 – Please pass this onto a friend!

“We know the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century.” President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, 27 January 2010

Premier Kathleen Wynne : Close the Pickering Nuclear Station Please sign the petition. Also watch Chex TV Channel 12 Durham news’ story on the issue.



The World

Fukushima ‘not under control’ – TEPCO official refutes PM's assurances A senior TEPCO official contradicted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by saying the radioactive water leakage at the crippled Fukushima plant is not under control.

Fukushima’s radioactive water contamination enough to fill 132 Olympic-size swimming pools Collecting water in tanks will not be a long-term solution, nuclear engineer says

South Korea bans fish imports from Japan's Fukushima region

Nuclear Power Stupidity, The Economics of Renewable Energy with Amory Lovins 30 min. interview about the renewable energy revolution happening around the world now. Fantastic! The country is not turning back to coal, he explained, nor are renewables undermining grid reliability, nor are they cratering the economy.

New York City's greenhouse gas emissions as one-ton spheres of carbon dioxide gas 3 min. animation

 

Ontario

Green energy more affordable than nuclear Ontario government urged to review nuclear commitments in upcoming energy plan

New nuclear not needed in Ontario, green groups say Declining power consumption in Ontario means that new nuclear reactors won’t be needed in the province

How Ontario plans to deal with tonnes of nuclear waste: Bury the problem “To permit the burial of radioactive nuclear waste right beside the Great Lakes is a crime against humanity, a crime against the Earth and a crime against future generations,” she said to a standing ovation.

Doctors urge province to ramp-up renewable energy Solar and wind generation do not contribute to climate change, respiratory illness, brain damage or cancer

 

Renewables and Conservation

Opportunity knocks We’ve said it a thousand times: energy conservation and improved efficiency are the cheapest ways to meet our energy needs and the fastest way to lower greenhouse gas emissions. And the Ontario government listened! In its discussion paper outlining a new approach to energy conservation, the government says it now sees the value of saving energy before spending more of your money on power supply projects. We need to make sure the government walks its talk. Please send a message supporting conservation first.50% Reduction in Cost of Renewable Energy Since 2008

Phase out coal in Alberta Health advocates press Alberta to green its grid, pressuring the province to accelerate its transition away from the most polluting energy source. Ontario did it, so can Alberta!

 

Take Action!

Speak up for a smarter -- and cheaper -- energy plan Want to pay less for power?  Think the future lies with green power and efficiency and not with mega costly mega projects?  Then the Ontario Government needs to hear from you today.

Don’t Nuke Green Energy: Tell Premier Wynne to shut down Pickering reactors by sending her a letter here. A Greenpeace Canada initiative.

Please send Ontario Minister Chiarelli a quick note here thanking him for moving forward with a commitment to putting conservation and efficiency first.

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.

Phase-out Pickering Nuclear Station and save $850 million per year Tell the Premier that we must avoid another electricity expenditure fiasco – don’t waste our hard-earned money rebuilding this aging and outdated facility! Click here

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

Stop Mobile Chernobyl; No Fukushima Freeways!

If you think the work of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance is super exceptional – we're behind ON's coal phase-out after all, and now we're taking on the nuclear industry in Ontario – please vote for us in NOW's Best of Toronto here. And Angela (that’s me!) has been nominated as best enviro. Vote here. Thank you!

 

Events

Public Hearing on Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Dump September 16 through October 12, Kincardine and Port Elgin, ON. These hearings will determine the future of having radioactive waste permanently buried in Kincardine, next to Lake Huron. Attend in person or watch the live webcast.
 
100% Renewables - Roadmaps for powering states, countries, and the world with wind, water and sunlight Webinar with Mark Jacobson. Tues.  Sept. 17, Noon Pacific Time. Free.
 
Nuclear Waste: Abandoning Tomorrow? with Dr. Gordon Edwards, CCNR. Thursday, September 19, 7 pm. Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 Third Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON

From Fukushima to Ontario – understanding the current nuclear crisis Sat. Sept. 21, 7 - 9 p.m., The Supermarket (backroom) in Kensington Market, 268 Augusta, Toronto. $5. What's the latest with Fukushima - are the leaking water tanks and precarious waste pools a serious issue? And should we be concerned about nuclear waste burial under Lake Huron at the Bruce nuclear station, as is being proposed? What are the province's plans for extending Pickering and expanding Darlington, and what are the alternatives? With speakers: Kevin Kamps and Don Hancock and more.
 
Burying Nuclear Waste: International Experiences & Perspectives Sunday, September 22, 4 pm, Ripley, ON; Monday, September 23, 7:30 pm, Goderich, ON
 
Ontario Energy Drinks – your sustainable energy mixer Wed. Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m. onward, Overdraught Pub, 156 Front St, Toronto
 
Green Energy Doors Open Sat. Oct. 5, all around Ontario. The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s annual, single-day showcase of the province-wide green energy economy. Register as a host today.




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