April 20, 2011
Japanese consumers would be on the hook for nuclear damage payments and earthquake reconstruction costs under two tax plans the government is considering, officials said Tuesday.
The company planning the largest nuclear project in the United States, two giant reactors in South Texas, announced on Tuesday that it was giving up and writing off its investment of $331 million after uncertainties created by the accident in Japan.
Amory Lovins on small reactors - Thorium and IFRs
By Hazel Henderson
Most importantly, there are now many well-researched studies (see www.EthicalMarkets.com and www.greentransitionscoreboard.com) that show that nuclear plants are not needed. The Scoreboard, which totals all private investments since 2007 in growing green, cleaner energy worldwide and indicates that this investment reached over $2 trillion in February, 2011, shows that a combination of ramping up investments in energy-efficiency, solar thermal, central plants (power towers) and photovoltaics (rooftop panels, new roof tiles), wind turbines, and water and geothermal energy, makes these technologies cost-competitive even given the massive subsidies to nuclear and fossil energy. Not only are wind and solar far more cost effective, they can be built and brought online in a matter of months, much faster than the ten years it takes on the average to build a nuclear plant. In addition there is the availability of geothermal power, especially in Japan and Iceland, countries that sit on the confluence of tectonic plates.
Looking at the cases of France, Germany, the United States and Russia, this scientific and political report explores the taboo subject of nuclear power, particularly the darkest aspects of the latter.
Watch the first 18 min. of this feature-length documentary film here:
Excellent 5 minute video by the Post Carbon Institute
International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons
The UK Uranium Weapons Network and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today issued a joint statement of concern over the possible use of depleted uranium in Libya.
A photo exhibit by Robert Knoth
April 14-28, Tues. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hotshot Art Gallery, 181 Augusta Ave. (in Kensington Market), Toronto
Hosted by Greenpeace.ca http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202705929769334
Thur. April 21
5:30 p.m. Marc Sepic, musical performance
7 p.m. Screenings
at Rainbow Cinemas, 80 Front St. East (at Jarvis)
The April 21st MINT Film Festival Screening is co-hosted by The Toronto Dollar, The International Institute of Concern for Public Health (IICPH), Greenpeace and The Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA). IICPH Guest speaker Anna Tillman, OCAA's Angela Bischoff and a representative from Greenpeace will be in attendance for a post screening Q&A on Nuclear Power.
Advance MINT Film Festival tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors and can be purchased in person at the Rainbow Cinemas Market Square box office prior to the screening or reserved through email (email@example.com). For more info please visit www.mintff.org
Friday, April 22 · 12:00pm - 12:30pm – Earth Day
Queens Park, Toronto
Frustrated by the election's campaign lack of debate on our energy's future? Puzzled that Ontario has a moratorium on wind power but not nuclear reactors? Dismayed at the absence of political fallout from the Fukushima disaster? We urge you to demonstrate on Earth Day April 22 for a nuclear moratorium and a citizens' assembly to democratically decide our energy future.
Saturday, April 23 · 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ryerson University Student Campus Centre, 556 Gould St., Toronto
Create an inclusive, united, and empowered Climate Justice movement in Toronto. Take part in the workshop entitled: “Rethinking Energy Systems: Nuclear vs Sustainable Solutions”
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Chernobyl, please join us to imagine a world without nuclear disasters.
Tuesday, April 26 – 8 pm (Dusk)
Ministry of Energy, 900 Bay Street (at Wellesley), Toronto
April 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Twenty-five years later the world is unfortunately watching another nuclear disaster unfold at the Fukushima nuclear station in Japan. Remember Chernobyl, the nuclear disaster we were told would never happen. Rethink the energy choices we make today that may lead more nuclear disasters.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Endorsed by: Greenpeace, Greenspiration
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