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Five Signs of a Greener More Affordable Energy Plan

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | December 2, 2013

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli will release his government’s latest Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) today.   But this will be more than just an energy plan.  With an election expected in the spring this LTEP will be a plank in...

Saskatchewan Beware

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 18, 2008 3 comments

A day after Ontario’s private nuclear operator Bruce Power was passed over for building new nuclear reactors at its site on Lake Huron, it announced that it will carry out a “feasibility study” on building new nuclear plants in...

Bruce Power CEO Should Retract Statement

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | August 21, 2008 4 comments

I’ve written the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to ask it to instruct Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthrone to retract a dismissive comment he made last month about a significant safety event at the Bruce “A” nuclear station. In...

Minister Bentley Should Answer Questions on Bill 75

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | May 4, 2012

They call it Question Period because you shouldn’t expect an answer.  Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley was asked yesterday why he’s eliminating legal requirements for the government’s nuclear plans to be independently reviewed.

How Much Will Tim Hudak’s “Nuclear Tax” Cost You?

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | July 21, 2011 1 comment

Tim Hudak has promised to introduce a sneaky new nuclear tax to cover the cost overruns from building Ontario’s first generation of reactors, but today’s news of more massive cost over-runs at nuclear projects in Europe should serve as...

The Billion Dollar "oops" at the Bruce Nuclear Station

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 24, 2011

Reading Catherine Porter’s thoughtful column today on nuclear risk, I was reminded an interesting things I learned reading a review of a book I co-authored on the history of Ontario Hydro. The review, by the avowedly pro-nuclear...

Investors Doubt Nuclear Revival

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 13, 2008 1 comment

Following on yesterday’s announcement that the restart of the Bruce A reactors is $ 300 million over budget, there’s an interesting article in today’s Globe and Mail on the reluctance of banks to assume the risks involved in ...

New Reactors Won't Get Cheaper

Blog entry by sstensil | June 28, 2010

A year ago today the nuclear lobby’s “affordable” power charade was exposed.  Admitting that the price tag for new reactors was “billions” of dollars too high, the Ontario government suspended its purchase of new reactors.  Canada’s...

Bruce Reactor Refit Delayed

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 7, 2008

Bruce Power's attempt at refitting the two Bruce A reactors is going to be delayed by at least three months, reports the Toronto Star today.    In February, Bruce Power had to admit that the project was already $300 - 600 million...

Yet another delay for the McGuinty government's nuclear plan....

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 4, 2008 5 comments

You ever know someone who is always late? Energy Minister George Smitherman just announced his government has - again - delayed the decision on what reactor design will be built in Ontario.    The government says this is due to the...

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