By Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance
The Green Energy Act lays out the McGuinty government's new energy agenda in very broad strokes: More emphasis on efficiency and renewable power.
But it's the details -- and what's not yet in the act -- that will determine whether this legislation powers a green energy revolution or leaves Ontario a sputtering green weakling.
There are four additional elements needed to create a prosperous green economy: A real commitment to ramp up spending on energy efficiency; a more enlightened approach to using natural gas; increased electricity trade with Quebec; and an end to blank cheque spending on nuclear projects.
March 19, 2009
The myth of a successful nuclear power industry in France has melted into financial chaos.
With it dies the corporate-hyped poster child for a "nuclear renaissance" of new reactor construction that is drowning in red ink and radioactive waste.
Areva, France's nationally-owned corporate atomic façade, has plunged into a deep financial crisis led by a devastating shortage of cash.
A superb 90 min. 2007 documentary on the Chernobyl disaster.
Watch it free on you-tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4vMTdSAm1w&feature=PlayList&p=6BB4C9CA0705E0D5&index=0&playnext=1
About 100,000 litres of contaminated water is seeping from a tailings dam at the mine every day.
A growing body of personal and scientific evidence contradicts the official story that the accident posed no threat to the public.
Lake County's child cancer death rate rose 54 percent since Perry NPP began operating, compared to a 27 percent U.S. decline, the Centers for Disease Control reports.
A new report finds that nuclear power plants cannot be built quickly enough and in a safe and secure manner to be a major global solution for climate change, according to a report released yesterday from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.