Archive for the ‘China’ Category

Why are we selling this off?

Nuclear reactors in mainland China

Earlier this week Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) announced that it had successfully burned a fuel bundle that uses Natural Uranium Equivalent (NUE).  NUE is fuel is made by mixing recovered uranium from spent fuel of light water reactors with depleted uranium from enrichment plant tails. According to AECL President and Chief Executive Officer, [...]

Green Economy in Ontario?

The call for a massive transformation of our manufacturing sector from a ‘blue’ collar workforce to that of a ‘green’ collar one has had significant influence on our elected leaders as they weight the different options to spur an economic revival. The Green Energy Act (GEA) is hedged upon the very idea that ‘green’ jobs [...]

Thorium anyone?

With the official announcement late last month that the CANDU reactor technology is now on the bidding block, the Harper government has signaled its disgraceful exit form the nuclear power market deciding instead to maintain a public hold over R and D and isotope production. As many economists and political historians welcome the proposed sale, [...]

China loves CANDU

An expert panel appointed by the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has concluded that CANDU® technology is the ideal nuclear reactor design to further China’s nuclear power program using thorium as an alternative nuclear fuel source. The panel also noted the ability of CANDU pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR) to reuse uranium recycled from light [...]

This is great news…..

Well here’s another great reason to lose all hope for Copenhagen. The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN’s role in all [...]

Geo-Engineering: China's Game Opening Volley

[digg=] Join Jo Ferguson In the Near-Future Explore your options at: Christmas came in early in China this year, as the whole world witnessed the well covered results of China’s efforts to Geo-Engineer it’s way out of the effects of drought…which to the better informed might actually be the effects of Climate Change,  industrial [...]

Nuclear horizon

The atomic horizon. It seems that beyond all the fear, smear, and leftist jeers nuclear power is being touted as a viable solution to rising Co2 emissions throughout the world as leaders decide to expand their national generating capacity. A couple of notables are; China is pursuing nuclear power more enthusiastically and on a bigger [...]

Population Control: Does the West Know Best?

For some reason (cultural bias, reductionism, ignorance?) the West wishes to focus population issues as a “Developing World’ problem, which Western cultures presume to have already managed well enough to export their methods abroad, under the auspices of Environmental necessities.

The road to Copenhagen: Musings on climate negotiations

Waking up in a freezing basement this morning, I was reminded that winter is fast approaching and with it December. Apart from the birth of western religion, time off from school, and a fat guy who invites himself over once a year, December is the multilateral showdown month in the realm of geo-politics. The Copenhagen [...]

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