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

 

Best way to prevent a nuclear accident: Stop Darlington

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | August 18, 2012 3 comments

Nuclear accidents are happening once a decade somewhere in the world, but Canadian government authorities are still pretending such accidents won’t happen here in Canada.  This is a dangerous attitude we need to change.  This fall you...

Ontario’s nuclear emergency plans are inadequate, post Fukushima

Feature story | July 19, 2012 at 10:24

In light of the Fukushima disaster, re-building the Darlington nuclear station should not be approved before the federal and provincial governments have publicly reviewed the adequacy of Ontario's nuclear emergency plans, say environmental...

Minister Bentley Should Answer Questions on Bill 75

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | May 4, 2012

They call it Question Period because you shouldn’t expect an answer.  Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley was asked yesterday why he’s eliminating legal requirements for the government’s nuclear plans to be independently reviewed.

Bill 75: A Threat to Electricity Consumers

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Nuclear Analyst | May 2, 2012

Hidden in legislation the McGuinty government says will save $25 million a year by merging two electricity  system planning agencies are major changes to the oversight of province’s electricity system that could cost Ontarians billions...

Nuclear Main Source of Increased Electricity Prices in Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | May 1, 2012 1 comment

Nuclear advocates have blamed renewable energy for driving up Ontario's electricity rates.  A new report by the Ontario Energy Board tells a different story: Nuclear has been responsible for 45% of recent increases on your...

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