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

 

Solar energy can power Canada with the right approach

Feature story | October 27, 2010 at 15:21

Solar panels can deliver clean power where we need it, when we need it most, and will soon be cost-competitive with electricity from the grid. That’s the conclusion of the Solar Generation report released in India by the European Photovoltaic...

Nuclear News: Nuclear’s bad week continues – more reactors delayed

Blog entry by Justin | October 13, 2010

CEZ May Delay Temelin Construction for Years on Demand, Hospodarske Says ‘CEZ AS, the Czech Republic’s largest power producer, will delay the construction of two additional reactors at its Temelin nuclear power plant, Hospodarske...

Stop Darlington: protect electricity consumers and the environment

Feature story | September 15, 2010 at 13:56

Premier Dalton McGuinty and PC leader Tim Hudak both support spending $36 billion to build new nuclear reactors and rebuild aging reactors at the Darlington nuclear station. New reactors were originally supposed to cost $6 billion. Now, the...

‘Ride for Renewables’ calls on McGuinty government to go green

Feature story | August 24, 2010 at 10:50

(Pickering) – Greenpeace activists, green energy supporters and cyclists are riding from the Pickering nuclear station to Darlington today demanding the Ontario government replace the aging Pickering reactors with affordable green energy instead...

Greenpeace projection at Pickering nuclear site shows cracks in McGuinty’s energy plans

Feature story | August 12, 2010 at 12:17

(Pickering) – Greenpeace activists projected an enormous crack onto the dome of the aging Pickering nuclear station last night to demand the McGuinty government replace the aging reactors with green energy instead of expensive new reactors as...

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