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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. Advertisements

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Parker Gallant: Ontario Power Generation: then and now

(March 12, 2014) Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on March 7, 2014, released its results for the year ended December 31, 2013, which claims they eked out an after tax profit of $135 million on gross revenue of $4.9 billion. Continue reading

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Ontario’s Power Trip: The $4000 electricity bill

For the average ratepayer, an annual electricity bill will escalate from $1,700 per year to $2,800 by 2015 and by the time the renewables envisaged in the LTEP are largely in place (expected in 2018) an average ratepayer will be paying in excess of $4,000 annually — well over a doubling. Put another way Ontario’s ratepayers will be paying in excess of 40¢ per kWh, placing them on a par with Denmark, which suffers the highest cost of electricity in the developed world. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Japan’s radioactive fallout could have silver lining

(March 21, 2011) Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon argues that while massive doses or radiation kill, low level radiation can actually be beneficial. Continue reading

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Norm Rubin discusses the future of Ontario nuclear power on The Agenda

(March 17, 2011) Energy Probe’s directer of nuclear research Norm Rubin appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paiken to discuss the future of Ontario’s nuclear power sector in light of the Japanese nuclear crisis. Continue reading

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Nuclear power at a crossroads

(March 17, 2011) Energy Probe’s Norm Rubin appears on the Business News Network (BNN) to discuss the future of nuclear and the implications of China’s decision to put its nuclear program on hold. Continue reading

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If not nuclear, then what?

(March 17, 2011) When even experts disagree about how safe nuclear reactors are, or ought to be, what do we make of nuclear? The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente looks at the pros and cons of nuclear energy and finds concern in the less obvious. Continue reading

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