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November 7, 2014 –   Please pass this onto a friend!

Honored and humbled to win Best Activist in the NOW Reader's Poll for my anti-nuclear organizing. – angela

The World

Green Energy Creates Jobs Germany's new green energy sector has created so many jobs (370,000!) that they now have their lowest unemployment rate since reunification in the early 1990s. Green energy - good for the environment and good for the economy.

Nuclear Energy Creates Jobs that costs ON taxpayers $6 - $14 million each! Ontario Clean Air Alliance’s latest report shows the high cost of each job created at OPG’s Darlington nuclear plant

Nukes, War & Climate Change – Making the Connections
Videos of workshops held in NYC at the Climate Convergence.

Removal of Spent Fuel at Fukushima -- is the mission really accomplished? Background by Gordon Edwards followed by article by World Nuclear News

Too Heavy A Price To Pay?
A paper by Dr. Gordon Edwards concerning a Permanent Moratorium On Uranium Exploration and Mining in Quebec

Sellafield Safety Shocker: Nuclear waste abandoned 40 years ago lies in rotting containers open to the elements Sellafield is a Fukushima-like nuclear disaster waiting to happen on our doorstep.  Radioactive waste is a problem (moral and ethical) because it remains dangerous for millions of years.

Bowling for Meltdowns The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended increased radiation exposure limits following major releases. It would save the industry a bundle to permit larger human exposures rather than shut down rickety reactors now.

Arnie Gunderson Nuclear whistle blower speaks about accidents, radiation, and risks. 20 min. video

International Day For The Total Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons Videos, papers and even a test.

 

Ontario

Ontario & Power: How to spend billions of dollars Billions of $$ worth of energy proposals are vying for attention in the province. The Ontario Clean Air Alliance has long campaigned for Ontario to replace nuclear energy with hydro-electric power imported from Quebec.

Ontario should explore affordable alternatives to nuclear
by Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario. By any measure the Darlington rebuild is a bad investment. We can create better jobs for Ontario’s nuclear workers by transitioning their expertise into jobs as the global experts in decommissioning nuclear plants. And here’s a GPO news release.

Keep Darlington costs down, or lights out: Chiarelli OPG won't yet give a firm cost estimate for overhauling the nuclear station, but energy minister says he’ll halt the project if costs soar.

 

Renewables and Conservation

No evidence of wind sickness: Health Canada Comprehensive and independent study finds no link between wind turbine noise and health, despite annoyance for some. What it amounts to is the power of suggestion. Tell more people that wind turbines make you sick, and more people are likely to interpret and perceive their own conditions as attributable to wind turbines.

Solar Grid Parity In All 50 US States By 2016, Predicts Deutsche Bank
Declining system costs, customer acquisition costs, financing costs and rising volumes should drive significant scale benefit.

Evolution of Renewable Energy Fantastic infographic. This is a global trend, with 5.7 million workers who work in the field of renewable energy.

Community Ownership of Renewable Energy growing in Ottawa The Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC) has its third Offering Statement for sale. OREC is raising $3 million to install 6 new solar projects around the city. OREC is one of over 70 similar renewable energy cooperatives that have been established in Ontario over the last 4 years. Community ownership of renewable energy has come to Ontario!

LED Bulbs Gain Efficiency and Colour Quality, Cut Costs, Quintuple U.S. Sales

Project Neutral – Take the Survey
The tools on this site can help you to take the leap to lessen your carbon footprint in an engaged and community-minded way.

 

Take Action!

Please send a letter to the Premier right now urging her to strike a deal with Quebec. Water power imports from Quebec can replace the Darlington nuclear rebuild at a fraction of the cost.
 
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. Eligible for school and other volunteer programs.

Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump Please sign the petition to oppose OPG’s plans to bury their nuclear waste on the shore of Lake Huron. And urge your elected officials to pass a resolution to oppose the nuclear dump on the Great Lake Huron. There are already 136 jurisdictions – representing over 16 million people – that have done so! See the list here.

 

Events

Voice of Women for Peace Annual Conference: Conflict and Climate – Changing Course NOW Nov. 7 - 9, Toronto

The Politics of Decay: Nuclear Nationalism Nov. 12, University of Toronto. Emily Simmonds will discuss the impact of radiation on the body and the way aboriginal communities are organizing politically to handle the problems arising from their work in uranium mining.

Ontario Geothermal Conference
Nov. 13 & 14, Gravenhurst, Ontario

Summit for a Nuclear Free Future Nov. 14 – 17, Washington DC

Powering the Future: Insights from the Co-operative Energy Transition Nov. 19, Toronto. Special Guest: Dr. Andreas Wieg, Head of the German Office for Energy Cooperatives. Free.

What's the Plan for Ontario's Aging Nukes, and the Alternatives? Mon. Nov. 24, 7 - 9 pm. Metro Hall (King and John St.), Toronto. With speakers Jack Gibbons and Angela Bischoff, Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Free.

OCCA's Jack Gibbons speaks at Green Party of Ontario event
Nov. 25, Toronto

Women in Renewable Energy – Monthly Meetup Nov. 26, Toronto. All women working in, or wanting to learn more about working in the renewable energy sector are invited to attend. Free.

Quietly Into Disaster Film screening Thur. Nov. 27, 7 p.m., downtown Kitchener, Ontario with Angela Bischoff, OCAA and CREW

World Uranium Symposium and Film Festival, April 13 - 16, 2015, Quebec City



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