Category Archives: Nuclear Economics

Is it time to press reset on nuclear?

(July 31, 2009) Cost overruns, delays in building reactors are sapping a nuclear revival

In a throwback to its tumultuous past, nuclear power is teetering on the brink of renaissance or relapse, waffling between a return to its golden age and a slow demise. Continue reading

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Is it time to press reset on nuclear?

(July 31, 2009) Cost overruns, delays in building reactors are sapping a nuclear revival. In a throwback to its tumultuous past, nuclear power is teetering on the brink of renaissance or relapse, waffling between a return to its golden age and a slow demise. Continue reading

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Sell nuclear to grow nuclear

(June 29. 2009) Prime Minister Harper quipped last Fall that falling stock markets provided a good buying opportunity. Right now the opposite is true for Canadian nuclear. Now is the time for the government to sell, sell, sell; which is exactly what the government plans to do. The federal government plants to restructure and sell off parts of the federal Crown Corporation, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). Continue reading

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CNP’s top ten reasons for Jean Cretien to say NO CANDU to China

(June 26, 2009) The Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout calls on Prime Minister Jean Chrétien to stop the sale of CANDU reactors to China. China is an international outlaw in its nuclear policies, as well as in its abysmal record of human rights abuses. Selling nuclear reactors to China places Canada in an indefensible moral, political and environmental position. Here are CNP’s top ten reasons for Jean Chrétien and his team to call off the sale: Continue reading

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Nuclear Liability Act

(June 3, 2009) An Act respecting civil liability for nuclear damage : http://lois.justice.gc.ca/en/N-28/text.html Continue reading

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Medical firm sues AECL, Ottawa

(July 10, 2008) Life sciences company MDS Inc. has launced a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and the federal government after a decision to cancel a 12-year-old project to build a new nuclear reactors for producing medical isotopes. Continue reading

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Carbo-charged nuclear

(May 21, 2008) Nuclear power has been an economic failure, despite being larded with subsidies and shorn of liabilities that face its competitors. Oil price hikes have not made it economic, either. Continue reading

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Burning in the dark

(March 14, 2008) Nuclear runs all night, can’t be ramped up in day. After scores of bankruptcies and bailouts, many if not most energy analysts recognize nuclear electricity for what it has been: the single biggest business disaster in history. Continue reading

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The limits to nuclear: McCain shouldn’t try to follow French disaster

(May 13, 2008) The U.S. doesn’t have a market for the nighttime power surplus that nuclear inevitably produces. Continue reading

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Ontario’s Energy Crunch

(April 2, 2008) Good morning. I have some good news for you this morning. The good news is that Ontario has an easy and painless way out of the energy fix that we’re in. I have some bad news for you, too. Our government doesn’t know it, and, I am certain, neither do most of you in this room. Continue reading

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