May 3, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!
It's almost a cliché to refer to a "paradigm shift," but that is what we need to meet the challenge of the environmental crisis our species has created. That means adopting a "biocentric" view that recognizes we are part of and dependent on the web of life that keeps the planet habitable for a demanding animal like us. – David Suzuki
Nuclear Forty-Five, Renewables Six 45% of the increase in our electricity generation costs has been due to subsidies for the nuclear industry, while only 6% of the increase is due to subsidies for green energy.
Nuclear Main Source of Increased Electricity Prices in Ontario Nuclear advocates have blamed renewable energy for driving up Ontario's electricity rates. A new report by the Ontario Energy Board tells a different story: Nuclear has been responsible for 45% of recent increases on your electricity bill. Meanwhile, the impact of renewables on your electricity bill has been minor – about 6%.
Bill 75: A Threat to Electricity Consumers by Shawn Patrick Stensil, Greenpeace
Money Talks but are the NDP Loud Enough Radio interview where Angela Bischoff brings the strong case that our current means of producing electricity is way too expensive. Change to renewable and save money and oh yea save the environment too! Seems like a win win, but Angela explains what the barriers are.
Kevin Kamps on nuclear waste in Ontario Radio talk show interview
SNC Lavalin Scandals recounted in Turkish papers Bribery, corruption, waste
Greenpeace 'bombs' French nuclear reactor Incredible, scary, and funny
Trivializing Fukushima Why the Washington Post's description of the nuclear disaster as “non-catastrophic” is both callous and erroneous
Fukushima...radiation so high - even robots not safe 7 min. video with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear. More than a year into the nuclear crisis at Fukushima - radiation levels have now reached their highest point yet.
An Urgent Request on UN Intervention to Stabilize the Fukushima Unit 4 Spent Nuclear Fuel
Japan’s Last Nuclear Reactor to Go Off-line
The Largest, Most Important, Anti-Nuclear Protest You Don't Know About is in Southern India 10,000 Indians protest new nuclear reactor in Southern India – mass arrests, media black-out, hunger strike and more
Fewer girls born near German nuke waste site Since radioactive waste started being transported to a nuclear waste facility in Lower Saxony, fewer girls have been born in the region – a phenomenon eerily similar to what happened after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, scientists said.
The Legacy of Chernobyl A photo essay with audio. Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl disaster, the US media have yet to print the pictures of Chernobyl – until now. Very powerful expose.
Building an Economy Centered on Wind Energy The 21st century promises to be the century for renewable energy sources to take the lead and build a new energy economy, with wind energy leading the way.
Order our new leaflet calling on the ON gov’t to halt their massive nuclear expansion plans – they’re free and contain postcards to Energy Minister Bentley asking him to favour lower-cost, safer and greener options. Distribute them to your friends and neighbours.
Send an email to ON Energy Minister Bentley and ask him to finish the coal phase-out in 2012 and invest in energy conservation rather than build or rebuild new nukes.
Please email Ontario’s Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and tell him that the electricity sector review must include a “value for money” analysis of future supply options.
May 5, 2012 is Climate Impacts Day – Connect the Dots Find an event near you. And if there isn’t one, write a letter to the editor, or to a politician – let your climate concerns be expressed!
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