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Ontario Cancels New Reactors!

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | October 18, 2013

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government announced last week it was cancelling plans to build risky new reactors at the Darlington nuclear station.   This is good news for the environment, electricity consumers and the future of Ontario’s...

Nuclear Safety "Watchdog" Ignoring Darlington's Risks

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | October 26, 2012 1 comment

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today it would delay hearings on the future of the Darlington nuclear station because of the “high number of interventions.”   There’s good reason for the public to be concerned...

Nuclear Main Source of Increased Electricity Prices in Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | May 1, 2012 1 comment

Nuclear advocates have blamed renewable energy for driving up Ontario's electricity rates.  A new report by the Ontario Energy Board tells a different story: Nuclear has been responsible for 45% of recent increases on your...

Quebec’s nuclear exit: Lessons for Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | September 28, 2012 4 comments

The environmental movement had a huge win last week:  Quebec announced it will shut down its only nuclear reactor, Gentilly-2.    I believe we can import the success of the campaign to close Gentilly-2 to Ontario.  Together we can stop...

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.

Give Green Energy a Fair Shot: Come Clean on Nuclear Costs

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | April 19, 2012

Politicians from the left and right are looking for ways to keep Ontario’s spending under control.  A story out of Quebec today shows one way Ontario could save billions of dollars: reign in nuclear spending.   Hydro-Quebec...

Bill 75: A Threat to Electricity Consumers

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | May 2, 2012

Hidden in legislation the McGuinty government says will save $25 million a year by merging two electricity  system planning agencies are major changes to the oversight of province’s electricity system that could cost Ontarians billions...

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...

No Need for New Nuclear in Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | January 13, 2009

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History Lesson on the Darlington Nuclear Station

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | June 16, 2008 1 comment

The McGuinty government wants to build new nuclear reactors at the Darlington site east of Toronto . The government claims that new reactors will come online on time and on budget. National Post columnist Lawrence Solomon reminds us...

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