August 6, 2011
"We speak for the children of the next 7,000 generations. As long as there's one margin of error, it's unacceptable." - Debby Morin in opposition to nuke waste storage in Saskatchewan
“There have been massive radiation spikes in Canada because of Fukushima,” said Gordon Edwards, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. “The authorities don’t want people to have an understanding of this. The government of Canada tends to pooh-pooh the dangers of nuclear power because it is a promoter of nuclear energy and uranium sales.”
11 minute video analysis: http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/news/nature/2011/07/31/342.html
7 min. video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4WwMISWTy9U
For ongoing updates and analysis on Fukushima, see:
http://fairewinds.com/ and http://www.beyondnuclear.org/
Ah yes, privatization and accident liability - the nuclear lobby's nightmare.
"Two things have happened in the past six months which have not made the price of nuclear any cheaper. One was Fukushima and the other was the federal government selling AECL," a government source said. "The price of renewables keeps dropping," the source said.
Recurring operating profit down 70 pct, orders cancelled
New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath says a New Democrat government will hit the pause button on expensive nuclear plans and invest savings in household retrofits that reduce electricity consumption.
An NDP government would make retrofitting homes a priority over refurbishing nuclear reactors http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1034082--ndp-vows-to-wean-ontario-off-nuclear-power?bn=1
Beware the Sneaky Nuclear Tax
Brown said his office will "act to overcome the opposition," helping projects overcome permitting and environmental challenges.
Doctor group and CAW back Green Energy Act
Reduced worldwide demand for nuclear plants is pushing nuclear firms into riskier nuclear markets in the Middle East and Asia, with potentially drastic security consequences. As past experience with India, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Syria demonstrates, such projects are also bomb starter kits.
There are four main reasons why co-existence between nuclear and renewables has become a foolish pipedream.
Fourteen residents of northern Saskatchewan have now begun an 820-kilometre walk from Pinehouse Lake to Regina to protest nuclear waste storage in Saskatchewan.
Express your solidarity with the walkers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (and cc. email@example.com)
First, energy efficiency
Second, carbon free energy in all sectors
Third, strategic focus on the long-term goals
The historic decision by Germany’s government to end the country’s nuclear-energy programme is owed to the enduring vitality of the anti-nuclear movement. Paul Hockenos maps the implications for the rest of the world.
The manufacture of mixed oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel at Sellafield is to stop "at the earliest practical opportunity" to reduce the financial risks to British taxpayers from events in Japan.
Please lend your voice to those who support a green energy future. Please endorse the Darlington Declaration and share with your friends.
They violated the Clean Water Act over 4,500 times in a six year time period and are responsible for the deadliest coal mining accident in over 40 years.
The Last Mountain is a new and FANTASTIC doc film about coal, and mountain top removal in Appalacia. Ontario buys coal from Central Appalacia, and that likely means mountain top removal. If we don’t get more green energy, then we get more coal and nuclear. That’s our choice.
This film needs to get out into communities across ON and Canada; pre-Ontario-election would be best. Do you have a good repertory theatre in your community that might screen this? I can hook you up with the distributors. They charge $150 per screening. CAPE has offered to help pay this fee.
Let me know how I can help facilitate this. -firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming screenings of The Last Mountain:
Gimli, MB: July 24 @ 4 pm
Ottawa, ON: Aug 19 - 22
Saskatoon: Aug 26 - Sept 1
Toronto: Sept 6 & 7
Paying suppliers to produce less electricity would save money for the system as a whole, report says
Currently, more than 50 per cent of German wind turbines are owned by local communities, cooperatives and individuals. Contrast this with Ontario, where the vast majority of wind and other renewable energy projects are corporately developed… Ontario should stay committed to renewable energy. But it needs to do more to encourage community-based projects where the risks and rewards are shared locally.
From August 20th – September 3rd we’re planning a peaceful protest in Washington DC to defuse the largest carbon bomb in North America. With people power and time-tested tactics of civil disobedience – join thousands of people from across the continent in a wave of sustained sit-ins. Together we’ll amplify our voices and escalate the movement and stop the Keystone XL pipeline to the Canadian tar sands
Power and water are more interconnected than you might think, and that has serious consequences for a changing world.
The Toronto Hiroshima Day Coalition presents the 66th Commemoration of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Sat. August 6th , 6:30 p.m.
Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre), Toronto
This year’s interfaith commemoration will address the nuclear disaster continuing to unfold in Fukushima, Japan, connecting our growing concern about nuclear power and its relationship to nuclear weapons proliferation.
Speakers include Metta Spencer (editor, Peace Magazine), Archbishop Michael Peers (Anglican Church), Rev. Dr. Seiichi Ariga (United Church), and Angela Bischoff from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
For more information: Anton Wagner, email@example.com http://www.myspace.com/hiroshimaday
Send a letter now to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and ask them for assurances that SNC Lavalin – or any other nuclear provider – not be allowed to pass its cost overruns onto taxpayers and ratepayers. It’s your money – make your voice heard now before new nuclear contracts are signed. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/aecl
Send a letter now to Environment Minister John Wilkinson and provincial party leaders calling for a ban on coal-fired electricity exports. http://www.cleanairalliance.org/wilkinson_letter
They contain postcards to politicians. Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
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Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
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