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Category Archives: Nuclear Power
A 2nd Chernobyl
(August 19, 2022) Who knows where the fallout from Zaporizhzhia, a nuclear power complex 50 percent larger than Chernobyl, might land?
Posted in Energy Probe News, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Safety Tagged Chernobyl, nuclear, Russia, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia Leave a comment
Peskotomuhkati Chief denounces Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s public hearing process as a ‘feel good exercise’
(June 9, 2022) Indigenous sovereignty, sustainable non-nuclear futures, and critical perspectives lost in the fray.
Shut the Pickering reactors down
Tonight! March 27, 8:30 pm @Green_Beanery – stop by for our new Grounds for Thought discussion. Join Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace as he focuses on the Pickering problem and why he wants nuclear power out of Ontario’s energy mix. Continue reading
The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan
(November 28, 2017) The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies.
Posted in Costs, Nuclear Power, Power Generation in Ontario, Reforming Ontario's Electrical Generation Sector, Reforming Ontario's Local Electrical Distribution Sector, Renewables, Utility Reform Tagged Brady Yauch, conservation, Darlington Refurbishment Project, electricity, electricity rates, energy, Energy Probe, fair hydro plan, Hydro One, Ontario, Ontario electricity, Ontario Energy Board, Pickering 1 Comment
Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed
(October 16, 2017) A Global News investigation has uncovered a single component of the Darlington nuclear project could cost half a billion dollars, four-times initial estimates. Auditors say project “plagued” by problems.
How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report
Government-owned power utilities across Canada are pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar megaprojects, while undermining the regulators put in place to protect consumers from such reckless behaviour, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading
Posted in Energy Probe News, Hydro Quebec & Labrador, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Nuclear Economics, Nuclear Power, Power Generation in Ontario, Reforming Ontario's Electrical Generation Sector, Reforming Ontario's Local Electrical Distribution Sector, Reforming Ontario's Local Electrical Distribution Sector, Utility Reform Tagged BC Hydro, Brady Yauch, consumer policy institute, Darlington Refurbishment Project, Energy Probe, Green Energy Act, hydro rates, keeyask dam, manitoba hydro, megaproject 1 Comment
How megaprojects bankrupt utilities
Brady Yauch, executive director of Consumer Policy Institute, describes the looming threat to public institutions – and to our pocketbooks. Continue reading
Ontario’s public power failure redux
(June 22, 2017) Ontario is repeating its failed public power experiment.
How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector
(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.
Posted in Conservation, Costs, Benefits and Risks, Electricity, Energy Probe News, Nuclear Power, Reforming Ontario's Electrical Generation Sector, Reforming Ontario's Local Electrical Distribution Sector, Renewables Tagged Brady Yauch, electricity, electricity rates, energy, Energy Probe, green energy, Green Energy Act, Hydro One, Ontario electricity, Ontario Energy Board, Renewable Energy Leave a comment