May 19, 2011
We urge the panel to recommend that the government of Canada launch a pan-Canadian Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Nuclear Power in Canada. - Dr. Gordon Edwards
Bruce Power has withdrawn its application to the United States Department of Transportation for approval to ship 16 radioactive steam generators through the Great Lakes.
Spokesman John Peevers says the company's shipment plan has been put on hold — it is not cancelled — and Bruce Power's goal remains to ship the decommissioned, school bus-sized vessels to a recycling plant in Sweden.
The disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan convinced German Chancellor Angela Merkel that nuclear power would never again be a viable option for her country. Now Merkel has embarked on the world’s most ambitious plan to power an industrial economy on renewable sources of energy. And she is anything but a left-wing greenie. The party she leads, the Christian Democratic Union, is the political equivalent of the Republicans in the U.S.
More-than-expected damage found at Japan reactor - a serious setback for efforts to stabilize the radiation-leaking complex
Naoto Kan seeks to tap into the nation’s energy-saving mood
Please sign this new EMERGENCY petition to roll back reckless radiation limits and protect hundreds of thousands of Japanese children from a lifetime of cancer fear.
Virginia’s once-promising nuclear industry is feeling the impact of Japan’s reactor disaster, which has dampened demand for goods and services related to nuclear-powered generating plants.
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Critics of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission received fresh ammunition on Thursday when the agency revealed that many of the nation's aging nuclear power plants would be ill-equipped to withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Up to 14 million families will be able to apply for up to £10,000 each to pay for energy-efficiency improvements on their properties. The money – which will be paid back in energy savings over 20 years – is almost double the previous figure of £6,500 outlined when the scheme was launched.
Ministers claim it will be biggest home-improvement programme in Britain since the Second World War. It is the cornerstone of the Government's attempts to reduce household emissions by 30 per cent by 2020.
Toronto Star Editorial – Ontario’s Green Energy Act is one of those rare government policies that promises to fundamentally shift how we do things and produce benefits that go well beyond a four-year election term. If implemented well, it will ensure that more of our energy needs are met from renewable sources and create jobs in a burgeoning solar panel and wind turbine manufacturing sector. Unfortunately, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak wants to scrap it all before it’s had a chance to work.
A group of Ottawa businesses specializing in renewable energy technology is calling on Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak to reconsider his opposition to the McGuinty government's green energy law.
It’s official: The world can easily make the switch to renewable energy if it wants to. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just released a report stating that energy from clean sources could account for four-fifths of the global supply within a few decades—if governments show the necessary will.
Thur. May 19, 7–8:30pm
Evergreen Brick Works – 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto
Powering The Future will explore our energy challenges, with a special focus on how we can all best respond in our own communities and backyards. Featuring Tom Rand, Judith Lipp, Mary Pickering, Emily Wood and Bob McDonald.
Thursday, May 26, 10:00 - 11:30 am (EST)
$40 for non-members. Free to OSEA Champion, Enabler and Supporter members. OSEA friends pay $34.
Register at http://oseawebinars.eventbrite.com/
The Ontario Power Authority is expected to begin its review of the Feed-in Tariff programs this summer. To mark this occasion, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association has gathered a panel of experts on Ontario's Green Energy Act and Feed-in Tariff programs as well as project developers and proponents for a discussion on how the FIT programs should evolve. Join us for an engaging conversation on what may be expected from the review, initial recommendations from leading experts and an opportunity to make your own suggestions.
Jose Etcheverry, York University
Paul Gipe, Author, Advocate and Renewable Energy Industry Analyst, Wind-Works.org
Brent Kopperson, PUKWIS Energy Co-op & Windfall Centre
Don McCabe, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Kristopher Stevens, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
SNAG is a quickly growing network of individuals and organisations from across Canada that oppose war, is dedicated to nonviolence and committed to upholding international law.
June 1-2, SNAG will engage in a peaceful, civil disobedience action at the annual CANSEC weapons bazaar in Ottawa. You’re invited.
Find out more: http://www.nowar-paix.ca/snag/index.html
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Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
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