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


Ontario's Nuclear Ostriches

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | May 31, 2011

On Wednesday May 25 at 3:30 in the afternoon the Swiss government pulled the plug on their nuclear future. They will shelve plans for three new reactors, phase out their aging reactors, and focus their efforts on energy efficiency...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Blog entry by rnieto | May 30, 2011

Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight of the country's nuclear power plants, Greenpeace has hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However, delaying...

From Milan to Palermo let’s stop nuclear

Blog entry by Robin Nieto | May 30, 2011

There are moments in time when humanity comes together.  Sometimes because of disaster.  Sometimes because of sport.  In Japan, Fukushima brought together humanity around the worst nuclear catastrophe in history.  In Italy,...

Fukushima radiation research reveals serious marine contamination

Feature story | May 26, 2011 at 6:10

Tokyo – Greenpeace today slammed the continued inadequate response of the Japanese authorities to the Fukushima nuclear crisis after new data from its radiation monitoring showed seaweed radiation levels 50 times higher than official limits.

TEPCO admits full nuclear meltdown and reactor core breach at Fukushima-Daiichi reactor 1

Feature story | May 16, 2011 at 9:26

(Tokyo)– Greenpeace today criticised TEPCO and the Japanese government for continuing to underplay the seriousness of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis, after TEPCO yesterday admitted (1) that a partial meltdown of the core of reactor 1 at...

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