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


Latest update on the situation in Japan

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 15, 2011 1 comment

Our hearts are with the people of Japan, and particularly the 50 workers desperately trying to stabilize Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor. According to the latest reliable information, record high levels of radiation have now been...

Greenpeace response to radioactivity release from Fukushima reactor

Blog entry by bblomme | March 12, 2011 2 comments

Here is the latest public comment by Greenpeace on the Fukushima reactor in Japan: Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan September 1999 Reacting to reports that radioactive materials including the isotope Cesium-137 have been...

Earthquake in Japan

Blog entry by Justin | March 11, 2011 1 comment

Greenpeace offers its condolences to the victims of the earthquake, and to those who have lost loved ones. Greenpeace is deeply concerned about the potential safety and environmental impacts of both the earthquake and tsunami on...

Wind and solar power are leaving nuclear in the dust

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 7, 2011 1 comment

We often hear that wind and solar power are nice, but they can’t deliver the power that we need. So there were probably a few raised eyebrows last week when I was quoted ( here and here ) saying that “Wind and solar energy are the...

Hudak/McGuinty: costly nuclear power will hurt electricity consumers

Feature story | November 4, 2010 at 15:07

Greenpeace activists unfurled a large banner from 16-metre flagpoles in front of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty and PC leader Tim Hudak to “Stop Darlington: Protect Consumers” while dozens of activists dumped...

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