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No Nukes News: Atom Blues

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Feb 4th, 2022
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Ukraine’s reactors could be in the line of fire

The World

Ukraine’s 15 reactors could be in the line of fire A conflagration of aggression in the region could engulf Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, literally.

Why Nuclear Power Is Bad for Your Wallet and the Climate Amory Lovins explains why nuclear energy actually worsens climate due to climate opportunity cost.

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair argues nuclear power isn’t a climate solution ‘We have to stop believing the hype’

Experts Say Nuclear Energy as Climate Solution Is Total ‘Fiction’ Nuclear is neither clean, safe, or smart with the potential to cause significant harm.

Holding in the deep: what Canada wants to do with its decades-old pileup of nuclear waste Canada plans to store spent nuclear fuel deep underground near the Great Lakes, if an industry group can find a community willing to play host.

Exposing the misinformation that DGRs are the internationally accepted practice

Canada’s nuclear waste body ousted liaison for being ‘too much on the side of the community,’ lawsuit claims

Nuclear Power Is Not Carbon-Free 29 min. video interview shattering the current industry pitch.

Plutonium – How Nuclear Power’s Dream Fuel Became a Nightmare

French Nuclear Giant’s Fall Risks Energy Security for All Europe EDF’s reactors are set to generate the least power in decades.

New nuclear plants (SMRs) in New Brunswick: Wild card or sure bet?

NB Power seeks unprecedented 25-year licence for Point Lepreau nuclear power station

New Talkin’ Atom Blues 3 min. song by Bob Bossin and the Stringband, 1980

Ontario

Ontario cities call for clean electricity “It doesn’t make sense for Doug Ford to be promoting the electric vehicle industry here in Ontario if we’re creating a dirty power grid to power our electric vehicles.”

An unbeatable recipe for phasing out gas-fired power in ON There is no question we can phase-out gas use in the electricity sector and have a zero-carbon electricity system by 2030 – as our new report makes clear.

Gas companies double down on nefarious efforts to block electrification

 

Renewables and Conservation

Wind Energy is a boon to New Brunswick First Nation Indigenous community in NB hosts a wind energy facility that brings much-needed revenue, rejuvenates the community and brings people back home.

Renewables Investment Hits Record $755B This is a 27% increase in investment between 2020 and 2021; but we need to triple that by 2025 if we are to achieve 2050 global climate targets. In Canada, Alberta accounted for 60% of new renewable energy installations, with Saskatchewan delivering another 20%.

Ontario to witness the largest Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) wall In North America

Why oil and gas heating bans for new homes are a growing trend

Heat Pumps: How Norway Popularized an Ultra-Sustainable Heating Method Norway has 604 heat pumps installed for every 1,000 households. The next closest are Sweden with 427 per 1,000 and Finland with 408 per 1,000.

Six Solutions to Battery Mineral ChallengesByAmory Lovins

Take Action

Stop the Disposal of Nuclear Waste in NW Ontario High-level nuclear waste should be managed using a “rolling stewardship” concept, rather than abandoning it in a deep geological repository. Learn more. Make a donation to help local organizers educate their neighbours.

Residents of South Bruce, ON deserve a referendum on whether or not they want to be Canada’s nuclear waste dump.

Say no to nuclear waste in Labrador The citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador do not want to be the nuke waste dump for the world.

Say no to new nuclear in the GTA Tell Ontario’s political leaders that you want investments in wind and solar energy, not a new GTA nuclear reactor.

Decommission the Pickering Nuclear Station immediately after shutdown in 2024 This would provide a jobs transition for the workers and would reclaim the Pickering waterfront.

Tell Ottawa: no more funding for new nuclear reactors Tell federal Ministers to stop wasting our $ on polluting nuclear reactors.

International Petition Against the Discharge of Contaminated Water from Fukushima into the SeaAndhere’s another.

Events

Nuclear Waste: Canada Overview Wed. Feb 2, 7 p.m. ET. An overview and update on the NWMO’s efforts to site a deep geological repository for high level nuclear fuel waste in Canada.

Debate: Should Nuclear Be Part of The New Energy Future? Fri. Feb. 4, 3 p.m. ET. Amory Lovins and M.V. Ramana debate 2 industry promoters.

Nuclear Power – Myth, Lure, Danger and Reality. A Climate Solution or a Dangerous Detour Mon. Feb. 7, 7 p.m. ET.

Intervening at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Hearings Mon. Feb. 7, 5 – 6:30 pm ET. Learn how citizens and groups can submit a written or oral ‘intervention’ at the CNSC hearings.

Nuclear Waste: Informed and Unwilling – Close Up on NWMO Candidate Sites Wed. Feb. 9, 7 p.m. ET. A closer look at the two areas under investigation to host Canada’s high level nuke waste.

Radioactive Waste: The Next Generation Wed. Feb. 16, 7 pm ET. This webinar will look ahead to new challenges in radioactive waste management, including the prospect of reprocessing, SMRs  and related proliferation risks.

Hot Potatoes: Repackaging Radioactive Wastes Wed. Feb 23, 7 p.m. ET. A look at Canada’s nuke waste transportation, packaging, burial and risks.

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