Grand Erie Energy Quest Blog

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Posted by: Jim Elve 6/28/2007 12:33 PM

The Grand Erie Energy Quest weblog is intended to stimulate conversation on energy solutions for Ontario. In light of the announced closure of the Nanticoke coal-fired generating station, Haldimand and Norfolk County residents are faced with numerous challenges. By highlighting issues and concerns surrounding the announced plant closure and possible replacement options, we hope to inform and to give a voice to all those affected.

Watch for articles on conservation, alternative energy sources, technological innovations and energy experiences of other regions... along with the occasional rant.

This blog has an open commenting system. We invite thoughtful, sincere comments. We ask that you keep in mind that this blog is intended for general audiences. While we encourage debate, we are cognizant of legal obligations and we will delete offensive or actionable comments.

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Re: Introducing the Energy Blog    By Fred Augerman on 8/9/2007 7:12 PM
For 22 years I lived within a mile of the Pickering Nuclear Plant, and it is not a scenario I would wish on anyone. The residents never felt we were being told the total truth about what was going on under those reactors. One thing we all knew, millions of dollars of taxpayer's money was being poured into that operation and still is to this day but it has never operated at full capacity for one reason or another. Yet as far as the government is concerned, let's spend another 40 billion dollars for more nuke power. I think not! I don't know enough about the gasification technology to comment on it, but I have read that great strides have been accomplished with modern day scrubbers and cleaner coal technologies. I don't want my grandchildren burdened with the worry of nuclear waste, there's enough of it out there already. I have yet to hear one politician in this province comment on anything other than the answer is nuclear. I don't expect to be around when the Nanticoke plant shuts down in 2014 (if it does) but I really hope the people of this Province let these politicians know what they candu with their nuclear power!

Re: Introducing the Energy Blog    By Kerr Mudgeon on 8/10/2007 2:00 PM

I share your skepticism in relation to nuclear power and do not want to burden my granchildren with nuclear waste. I have been letting the politicians know my views for years contained in the above blogspot. As I suggest in one note maybe there is too much money involved to be against the nuclear advocates.

Re: Introducing the Energy Blog    By Fred Augerman on 12/9/2007 12:35 PM
Shouldn't the current situation at Chalk River, be enough to show those nuclear proponents in McGuinty's clan, exactly what the consequences can be. If there are no firings over this absolute shocking, disgusting, situation, then there really is no justice left in this country!

Re: Introducing the Energy Blog    By Fred Augerman on 3/25/2008 8:41 AM
I just wish that 1/2 the energy and money that has gone into promoting this Saturday's "Earth Hour" from 8 to 9 PM could be used to fight the McGinty government on it's ridiculous proposed nuclear plants as the "answer" to our future enery needs. The cost of these plants should bankrupt the province and it's consumers for years to come!<br>

Re: Introducing the Energy Blog    By trebilco on 7/15/2008 12:14 AM

Re: Introducing the Energy Blog    By trebilco on 7/15/2008 12:22 AM
Definitely a predecessor to the ethanol and (soon to be) hydrogen fiascoes. If you ain't commodifiable (sic) you ain't sh*t. Wait for big changes soon after the harnessing, processing, adding vitamin E to, and pretty packaging of, the wind.

Re: Introducing the Energy Blog    By Ol' JB on 7/27/2010 11:19 AM
No Nukes!!

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