Cheaper for Ontario to buy Quebec hydro rather than running NUKE plants

We can get a much better deal for hydro rates but the Ontario government has to stop partnering itself with the nuclear lobby.

Quebec will gladly sell us hydro at a much lower cost than the rates we pay with Ontario Power Generation.

We care. Do you?

 

Tell Premier Wynne you support making a money-saving deal with Quebec 16.5 cents to rebuild Darlington and extend Pickering, or 5 cents to import renewable water power from QC — the difference is more than $12 billion! Send your message here.

= HUGE savings!

The World

☢ A dozen reasons for the economic failure of nuclear power Taxpayers are the victims of nuclear subsidies

☢ QC Aims To Solve U.S. Nuclear Woes with Renewable Water Power When New York state and Massachusetts retire three nuclear reactors between 2019 and 2021, they’re aiming to increase the share of renewables in their energy mix. QC is offering very attractive water power bids. Ontario should take advantage of QC’s low cost renewable water power to replace our high cost, dangerous Pickering and Darlington nuclear stations rather than extend and rebuild them.

☢ Pruitt’s EPA Learning to Love Radiation In a startling public health reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now declaring that radiation exposures equivalent to as many as 5,000 chest x-rays “usually result in no harmful health effects.”

☢ Former Japanese Prime Minister Confronts Nuclear Lies PM Junichiro Koizumi explains why he radically changed his views on nuclear power. 2 min. video

☢ Fukushima Court Rules TEPCO and Government Liable Over 2011 Disaster A group of about 3,800 people, mostly in Fukushima prefecture, won this class action suit, marking the biggest number of plaintiffs out of about 30 similar class action lawsuits filed across Japan. This is the second ruling to hold the government and industry responsible.

☢ Nuke-waste transports from Canada to South Carolina resume Casks containing high-level liquid radioactive waste are being shipped again by tractor-trailer between Chalk River, Ont., and South Carolina after being stopped because safety issues arose at the SC processing plant.

☢ Perry ‘Unites America’ in Opposition to Massive Coal/Nuclear Subsidy “Like subsidizing bacon for its nutritional content,” is one criticism among many that are driving an unusual alliance against U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s late September demand that nuclear- and coal-fueled electrical generation get a subsidy designed to exclude other, cleaner forms of energy.

☢ This Is What Nuclear Weapons Leave in Their Wake  A remote area of Kazakhstan was once home to nearly a quarter of the world’s nuclear testing. The impact on its inhabitants has been devastating. Some 100,000 people in the area are still affected by radiation, which can be transmitted down through five generations. Severe deformations, cancers, blood diseases and PTSD.

☢ Can we have a Nuclear-Weapons Free World and Still Have Nuclear Power? A slide presentation by Dr. Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, and audio interview here.


Ontario

☢ How to actually cut electricity costs in Ontario Instead of using accounting tricks, the government could actually cut costs by simply taking Quebec up on its offer to supply the province with low-cost water power, saving Ontarians more than $12 Billion.

☢ Key Component of Darlington Rebuild Could Run $375 Million Over Budget OPG “told contractors to ignore potential risks and enter artificially low cost estimates for work.” Time to cut our losses, cancel the project, and make a deal with QC for renewable water power that would lower our electricity rates by more than $12 billion.

☢ Your chance to ask OPG some tough questions Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is holding green washing sessions this week on its plan to keep the 46-year-old Pickering Nuclear Station running for another seven years (at least). Here’s some background info for you.

☢ Durham Nuclear Awareness wants province to use ‘off ramps’ to halt Darlington refurbishment


Renewables and Conservation

☼ Indigenous Communities Create 15,300 Direct Jobs from Renewable Energy Harvesting renewable energy from traditional territories is creating a job boom in Indigenous communities and contributing a growing proportion of Canada’s electricity.

☼ Wild is the wind: the resource that could power the world Wind: capturing just 2% of it would solve the planet’s energy needs at a stroke. “Windfarms are low carbon. But that’s not why we want to build them. We want to build them because they’re bloody cheap!”


Take Action!

☢ Tell Premier Wynne you support making a money-saving deal with Quebec Low-cost water power, not high-cost nuclear rebuilds.

☢ I’m an Ontarian, and I deserve world-class nuclear emergency plans Will the gov’t prioritize public safety and strengthen nuclear emergency response plans, or side with industry and leave us vulnerable in the event of a major nuclear accident? Please send a message to your MPP now, and ask them to prepare for large scale nuclear emergencies.

☢ Stop OPG’s  Nuclear Waste Dump Before It’s Too Late Learn more about OPG’s nuke waste dump proposal in Kincardine, ON, and write Minister McKenna, Premier Wynne and PM Trudeau here.

☢ Don’t Let #DirtyEnergy TRUMP the Climate – Stop the $100+ Billion Nuclear and Coal Bailout Petition against the Republican plan for a massive coal and nuclear bailout as part of a new US policy for “Energy Dominance”.

☢ Suspend shipments of liquid nuclear waste from Chalk River, ON to the US & do an independent EA – Petition You can learn more about it here & here & here.

☢ Please sign the petition to the Cdn. House of Commons to help us protect the Ottawa River from a giant radioactive megadump.  More info here.

☢ Send the Premier a message calling for Hydro One to stay out of the coal business

☢ Tell the Japanese government: don’t dump nuclear waste into the ocean!

☢ Sign our petition to close the old and dangerous Pickering Nuclear Station when its license expires in 2018. And then share it with your friends. Watch my video here.

☢ Can you spare a few hours to leaflet blitz your neighbourhood mailboxes? Help us make the closure of the Pickering nuclear station a public issue. Contact: angela@cleanairalliance.org

☢ Prime Minister Trudeau: Canada must help achieve a global ban on nuclear weapons Send your message here.

☢ Order your free KI (anti-thyroid-cancer) pills here if you live within 50 km of an ON nuclear facility – that includes all of Toronto and beyond. Download your anti-thyroid cancer posters hereto post in your office, school, or local cafe.


Events

☢ We Want a Renewable Ontario – First Nations and allies unite Thur. Nov. 9, noon, Queen’s Park (college and University), Toronto. Join us for this public assembly. We want wind, water and solar power – not rebuilt and extended nuclear stations.

☢ 3rd Antinuclear World Social Forum Nov. 2 – 4, 2017 at Paris, France

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