TORONTO – Ontario’s Conservative government announced today it would resuscitate plans to spend billions to rebuild and extend the lives of four reactors at the Pickering nuclear station, which sits just thirty kilometres from Toronto. In reaction, Keith Stewart, a Senior Energy Strategist at Greenpeace Canada, said: 

“This Ford government decision is about  ideology, not economics. Since the idea of rebuilding Pickering was abandoned in 2010 due to high costs, the price of wind and solar power with battery storage has dropped like a stone. The International Energy Agency has crowned solar power as the “new king” of global electricity markets and any credible independent cost-benefit analysis would find that we should be investing in the renewable-powered energy system of the future, rather than pouring billions more into rebuilding nuclear reactors long past their best-before date.” 


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Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge, Communications officer, Greenpeace Canada

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