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

 

Activists Occupy Charest’s Office to Demand Closure of Gentilly-2

Feature story | March 5, 2012 at 8:12

Greenpeace activists are occupying Premier Jean Charest offices in Quebec City to demand he close Quebec’s only nuclear reactor Gentilly-2 as part of an international day of action in the run-up to the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear...

Message from Japan

Blog entry by Monica Laflamme, activist | February 28, 2012

An international group of activists met in Japan 3 days ago to climb Mt. Fuji as a way to remember the nuclear disaster that happened in Fukushima last year.  The goal of the climb was to show support to the people that were affected...

Causes of Fukushima disaster exist in Canada, says Greenpeace

Feature story | February 28, 2012 at 8:41

The Fukushima nuclear disaster was not caused by a freak act of nature but rather by failures of the Japanese government, its nuclear safety watchdog and the nuclear industry, says a new report released today by Greenpeace International. This...

Shadowlands: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

Feature story | February 23, 2012 at 10:15

Greenpeace believes that nuclear reactors are a dangerous power source that will always be vulnerable to the deadly combination of human errors, design failures and natural disasters.

Choose green energy, win two passes to the Planet in Focus film festival!

Blog entry by Cody | October 5, 2011

Want to win two festival passes to the Planet in Focus film festival , taking place in Toronto from October 12th-16th? All you need is a twitter account and a bit of klout! Tweet this to your following and try to get as many...

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