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The answer, Ontario, is blowing in the wind

By Jack Gibbons, Ontario Clean Air Alliance

The Green Energy Act lays out the McGuinty government's new energy agenda in very broad strokes: More emphasis on efficiency and renewable power.

But it's the details -- and what's not yet in the act -- that will determine whether this legislation powers a green energy revolution or leaves Ontario a sputtering green weakling.

There are four additional elements needed to create a prosperous green economy: A real commitment to ramp up spending on energy efficiency; a more enlightened approach to using natural gas; increased electricity trade with Quebec; and an end to blank cheque spending on nuclear projects.

http://www.torontosun.com/comment/2009/03/23/8848431-sun.html

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France's nuke power poster child has a money melt-down

March 19, 2009

The myth of a successful nuclear power industry in France has melted into financial chaos.

With it dies the corporate-hyped poster child for a "nuclear renaissance" of new reactor construction that is drowning in red ink and radioactive waste.

Areva, France's nationally-owned corporate atomic façade, has plunged into a deep financial crisis led by a devastating shortage of cash.

http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/7/2009/1732

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The Battle of Chernobyl

A superb 90 min. 2007 documentary on the Chernobyl disaster.

Watch it free on you-tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4vMTdSAm1w&feature=PlayList&p=6BB4C9CA0705E0D5&index=0&playnext=1

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5 min. doc of Chernobyl by Greenpeace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u_8frR0IpE&feature=related

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Uranium mine water leak concerning, govt says...

About 100,000 litres of contaminated water is seeping from a tailings dam at the mine every day.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/15/2516584.htm

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Startling Revelations about Three Mile Island Disaster Raise Doubts Over Nuke Safety

A growing body of personal and scientific evidence contradicts the official story that the accident posed no threat to the public.

http://www.alternet.org/story/134977/

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Health threat of Perry nuclear power plant should be studied

Lake County's child cancer death rate rose 54 percent since Perry NPP began operating, compared to a 27 percent U.S. decline, the Centers for Disease Control reports.

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/othercolumns/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1238834114290920.xml&coll=2

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Nuclear Power Cannot Solve Climate Change

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

A new report finds that nuclear power plants cannot be built quickly enough and in a safe and secure manner to be a major global solution for climate change, according to a report released yesterday from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=nuclear-cannot-solve-climate-change

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Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) could change the energy landscape in Ontario. Right now the Act is still missing two important elements:

· It needs to ensure a level playing field for renewable energy sources by banning the costly practice of allowing nuclear power companies to pass their capital cost overruns on to electricity consumers and taxpayers. Renewable power suppliers cannot pass on their capital cost overruns. The GEA must end nuclear energy’s special deal.

· It should encourage the more efficient and sensible use of natural gas by creating a feed-in tariff (guaranteed price and terms) for combined heat and power projects. The more efficient use of our limited natural gas resources will help Ontario make the transition to a 100% renewable electricity grid.

You can make a difference. The Ontario Legislature is currently holding hearings on the proposed GEA. You can make a written submission (a letter will do) by sending it to: Mr. Trevor Day, Clerk, Committee on General Government, Room 1405, Whitney Block, Queen's Park, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2; Trevor_day@ontla.ola.org; or fax 416-325-3505. Deadline for submissions is April 22, 5 p.m.

For more on what needs to be done to truly make the Green Energy Act the best it can be, see our short background paper at www.cleanairalliance.org/gea

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