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


Fukushima nuclear crisis not under control

Blog entry by Robin Nieto | July 19, 2011

Children living in Fukushima city will need dosimeters to track nuclear radiation after high levels of radiation were detected in the city.   While in Canada, the media have all but forgotten Fukushima, the nuclear crisis...

German parliament votes to phase-out nuclear energy

Feature story | June 30, 2011 at 12:46

The German parliament has voted overwhelmingly to phase out all nuclear plants by 2022.

People Have the Power! Italy says YES to a nuclear energy free future!

Blog entry by Pat C | June 13, 2011

Berlusconi's Italy is a strange place and amidst the madness today comes a little no nukes sanity. The people were asked and the people have spoken: Italy should have a nuclear power free future. This is great news and I cannot help...

From Fukushima Kumi asks Italians to "Save Italy from Berlusconi's Nukes"

Blog entry by rto | June 10, 2011

On June 12 -13 Italians have the opportunity to say no! to nuclear power in their country. Berlusconi's government has plans for 4 new reactors - but the people have demanded a referendum on the issue of nuclear energy. Surveys show...

Fukushima citizens remain exposed to high levels of radiation

Feature story | June 10, 2011 at 11:50

Tokyo – Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr. Kumi Naidoo has released information on contaminated soil from a Fukushima playground showing that readings seven times normal background levels could still be found at a kindergarten,...

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