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

 

Five Signs of a Greener More Affordable Energy Plan

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | December 2, 2013

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli will release his government’s latest Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) today.   But this will be more than just an energy plan.  With an election expected in the spring this LTEP will be a plank in...

Greenpeace goes to court to slay a nuclear zombie

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil, nuclear campaigner | November 12, 2013 1 comment

We’re in court today to kill a nuclear zombie.   Lawyers representing Greenpeace, Northwatch and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper will ask a federal judge to overturn federal approvals permitting Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to proceed...

Greenpeace Canada podcast asks; How does endorsing nuke energy prevent green energy?

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | October 19, 2013

This month we wrestle with knotty questions about our choice of nuclear vs renewable energy, a legalistic environmental word (it's a phrase, to be legal and accurate) of the month, and a word from our sponsor....one of our fabulous...

Ontario Cancels New Reactors!

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | October 18, 2013

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government announced last week it was cancelling plans to build risky new reactors at the Darlington nuclear station.   This is good news for the environment, electricity consumers and the future of Ontario’s...

Green energy more affordable than nuclear

Feature story | September 10, 2013 at 8:00

Investing in green energy is more affordable than spending more money on nuclear power. That’s the conclusion of a new analysis published by Greenpeace and the Pembina Institute.

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