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

 

Harper government proposes massive subsidy for nuclear industry, says report

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 17:00

The Harper government plans to short change Canadian victims of nuclear accidents by allowing reactor operators to provide billions less in industry compensation than other western countries in the event of a reactor accident, says a new...

Ontario’s nuclear costs revealed: now that’s a price hike

Feature story | July 13, 2009 at 17:00

We won’t say we told you so to Ontario Energy Minister George Smitherman about skyrocketing costs for nuclear plants, but we should.

Greenpeace to Ontario government: There’s a way to stop nuking green energy

Feature story | July 1, 2009 at 17:00

The announcement by the McGuinty government in Ontario that it has suspended the procurement of two new reactors for the Darlington nuclear site shows that Greenpeace’s Don’t Nuke Green Energy campaign is on the right track.

Harper wrong to support false energy solutions and underfund green economy

Feature story | January 26, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace today condemned the Harper government for giving asmuch as$750 million dollars to nuclear energy and carbon capture and storageinstead of investing those funds in the green economy Canada needs forthe future.

Canadian-made nuclear reactor too dangerous

Feature story | November 30, 2008 at 17:00

The new report commissioned by Greenpeace warns that Canada’s CANDU-6 nuclear reactor, designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the 1970s, is unsafe and too dangerous to build according to modern regulatory standards.

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