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December 9, 2013 –  Please pass this onto a friend!

Help OCAA move to 100% renewable future Watch Jack and I in this 90 sec. video – don’t laugh…

The World

Fantastic interview with Dr. Gordon Edwards Half hour radio interview about Fukushima, nuclear waste, proliferation, costs, alternatives – the whole shebang!

Recommendations on Energy for the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

Canada Joins International Convention on Nuclear Liability This new convention is all about the Harper government protecting companies like GE from accident liability and trying to lower the price of future refurbishment projects.

Truck with dangerous radioactive materials hijacked in Mexico - IAEA A truck carrying radioactive material was hijacked in central Mexico, the UN’s nuclear watchdog reported. Although such materials cannot be employed in a conventional nuclear weapon, they can be put in a so-called “dirty bomb,” a speculative radiological weapon that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.

Mexican troops recover stolen radioactive material, thieves risk lethal radiation levels On average, a half dozen thefts of radioactive materials are reported in Mexico each year and none have proven to be aimed at the cargo itself.

South Africa puts nuclear on hold Nuclear was seen as highly expensive compared to other available resources

The Brief Wondrous Life (and Long Dangerous Half-Life) of Strontium-90 While radioactive strontium itself can be linked to several diseases, including leukemia and bone cancers, Sr-90 is but one of the most measurable of many dangerous isotopes released into the environment by the normal, everyday operation of nuclear reactors, even without the catastrophic discharges that come with accidents and meltdowns.

Radiating the People: Fukushima’s Cancer Legacy 27 min documentary film



Ontario to indefinitely defer new Darlington nuclear reactors: energy plan A good overview of the declining role of nuclear as released in the Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP)

Nuclear role in Ontario power system shrinks The province’s updated energy plan, released Monday, shows that while nuclear reactors will supply 59 per cent of the province’s power in 2013, the share will drop to 42 per cent by 2025. The plan warns the shutdown of Pickering could come even earlier than 2020. Moreover, it casts new uncertainty on plans to refurbish 10 reactors at the Bruce and Darlington stations.

Conservation and Quebec water power are the big opportunities in Ontario’s new plan

Some Quick Thoughts
Mark Winfield’s take on the LTEP. The big loser here looks like renewables. The big winner is nuclear which gets both the Darlington and Bruce B refurbishments and on an accelerated timeline.

Darlington Refurbishment Price tag MPP Peter Tabuns spars with Premier Wynne over the cost of rebuilding Darlington. 2 min. video from the provincial legislature.


Renewables and Conservation

Conservation is King Mindscape’s take on the Long Term Energy Plan relative to conservation and renewables


Take Action!

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is inviting comments on how hydro rate increases are affecting you. You can email her here:  Be sure to let her know that cancelling the Darlington re-build project as well as the Pickering extension, in favour of conservation and renewables such as water power from Quebec, would save us billions per year.
OPG’s Money Grab Tell Premier Wynne to tell OPG what to do with their proposed $65 annual increase on your electricity bill to rebuild Darlington
Quebec imports can save us $1 billion per year As our new pamphlet explains, importing clean hydro power from Quebec is a much cheaper way to meet our electricity needs than re-building the Darlington Nuclear Plant. Order free copies today to distribute to your neighbours, family and friends.
Please congratulate Energy Minister Chiarelli on demonstrating some strong common sense by nixing new reactors.  And remind him that he should give the same sensible attention to the costly and unnecessary Darlington Re-Build Plan.

Premier Kathleen Wynne : Close the Pickering Nuclear Station Please sign the petition.

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. And sign the petition.



CNSC Hearings for the GE-Hitachi Uranium plant in Toronto (Dupont and Lansdowne) All welcome! Dec. 9 – 11, York Halls, Holiday Inn, Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street, Toronto. Find out more here and here. Or watch it live webcast here.

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