Nuclear

Nuclear reactors in Canada

Greenpeace fights nuclear power because it poses a serious threat to the environment and humanity. The expansion of nuclear power must be halted and nuclear plants shut down so that we can develop a clean energy future. That's why we are working to stop Darlington in Ontario and protect electricity consumers from a new round of nuclear debt.

The current provincial government wants to spend $36 billions to rebuild aging reactors and build new one at the Darlington nuclear station. Ontario can't afford to spend billions on nuclear power and not foster renewabile energy, which is our hope for long term growth. That’s why we say Don’t nuke green energy. This is the wrong path for Canada.

Every dollar governments and the nuclear industry spend repairing old reactors and building new ones reduces our chance to build Canada's future on sustainable energy.

How Greenpeace fights nuclear energy

  • Challenging industry claims: We produce material that shows the true costs and the threats of nuclear electricity, which the industry wants to hide.
  • Pressuring politicians: Through actions and interventions at hearings, we take on politicians and regulators to force them to tell the public the truth about nuclear costs and risks.
  • Informing the public: We reach out to Canadians through actions, activities and news events in an effort to inform them of the costs and threats of nuclear energy and of the real solutions to the climate crisis.

Greenpeace's "Don't Nuke Green Energy" campaign is working for energy systems that fight climate change and improve our economy. We want an Energy [R]evolution with clean, renewable energy — wind, water, solar and local generation — that will transform our economy for the better.

Our campaign exposes the subsidies and sweetheart deals for the nuclear industry that undermine the growth of green energy.

Learn more about the campaign to stop nuclear and get involved.

The latest updates

 

You're closer than you think: Nuclear threats on the Great Lakes

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst | July 10, 2017

Millions of Ontarians are vulnerable to a nuclear accident because of government negligence, and that includes you.   With major nuclear accidents happening about once every decade internationally, you’d think it would be...

One grandma’s wisdom for fighting the nuclear industry

Blog entry by Fawn Edwards | June 30, 2017

“I really don’t know why the province hasn’t accepted its responsibility to protect its citizens”, says Gail Cockburn, grandmother of four. “Is it because if they don’t talk about it, they don’t have to deal with it?” For...

3 Reasons to Shut Down Pickering

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | December 6, 2016 1 comment

Early this year, Kathleen W ynne’s government broke her promise to shut down the Pickering nuclear station before 2020. This broken promise is driving up energy bills putting the public at risk and stopping Ontario from joining...

Let's Make It A Green Peace

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid | September 21, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon.    2015 saw the number of refugees and displaced...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: 5 years on and no end in sight

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | March 11, 2016

Last month I joined the magnificent crew of the Rainbow Warrior , a team of experts, and Greenpeace colleagues from around the world. For two days we sailed along Fukushima’s beautiful, rugged coast working under rough conditions as...

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