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

 

Darlington: It’s Not Worth the Risk

Blog entry by Shawn-Patirck Stensil, Senior Energy Analyst | September 3, 2015

We can’t expect our elected officials to make good decisions when key information is being hidden from them. And when that involves nuclear safety, millions are at risk. Sometime this Fall, Premier Kathleen Wynne will be asked to...

How Harper turned a nuclear watchdog into a lapdog

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | August 19, 2015

As Prime Minister, Stephen Harper is famous for his preoccupation with controlling the flow of information. When it comes to nuclear safety, however, this obsession with information control has transformed our supposedly-independent...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: remembering the power of peace

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | August 6, 2015

The fight against nuclear is steeped in Greenpeace history. On the 70 th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings we’re reminded of the consequences of nuclear energy and the people’s movement to campaign for nuclear disarmament to...

5 Things I Learned at my First Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Hearing

Blog entry by Fawn Edwards | April 20, 2015 2 comments

Last week, I attended my first Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hearing in Kincardine, Ontario. The Commission was considering Bruce Power’s application to renew their operating license for their eight nuclear reactors on the...

Canada needs a nuclear watchdog not a lapdog

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil Senior Nuclear Analyst | April 15, 2015

Today I’m asking the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to do its job: protect Canadians from Fukushima –like accidents.  May seem obvious but somebody has to tell them.   The Commission is way too cozy with the nuclear...

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