Archive for the ‘nuclear’ Category

Can Fukushima Happen In Ontario? New Report Says Impossible

In the wake of Fukushima’s nuclear accident, Ontario Power Generation revaluated its safety and emergency preparedness.
OPG filed a report with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission at the end of April which included a review of its systems and equipment. It concluded that Ontario’s nuclear plants are safe and will continue to be. However, there is always room for improvement and OPG is now exploring ways to better deal with spent fuel rods and excess hydrogen build up.

Ireland finally making the push towards nuclear

There are rumblings in Ireland that indicate the country may be moving towards developing a nuclear energy program, a move that would finally put Ireland on equal footing with most of the developed world. Ireland has long shunned nuclear power — since 1986, in fact — when the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded and irradiated the [...]

Vladimir Putin is Anti-Wind, Pro Geo-Thermal, and Loves Tigers and Bears.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke out against wind energy this week  at a United Russia Party Conference, claiming it can be detrimental to animal life, “Windmills, which are so widespread in many European countries seem to be an environmentally friendly kind (of energy), but in fact they kill birds…Vibration there is such that worms [...]

Japan and the WTO speak out against Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Dalton Mcgunity and the Ontario Liberal party have once again come under fire for their ailing Green Energy act.  This time the issue isn’t provincial, rather it seems that the negative effects of Mcguinty’s energy policy have gone global. Last week at the WTO conference Japan submitted an appeal criticizing the projectionist nature of Ontario’s [...]

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

The Problem with the current era of popular environmentalism: A micro and macro critique – Part 1

Micro:  Why pop-environmentalists need to take their hands out of the cookie jar As 2010 begins to wind down, the “green” movement has reached a critical stage of maturity.  From diet alterations to concerns over one’s ecological footprint,  the Western world has entered what seems to be- at least on the surface- a popularized and [...]

Will they do it? The World Bank is divided on providing loans for dirty fuel

Today the World Bank (WB) will make a decision on whether or not to provide $3.7 billion worth of loans to South African – based power utility Eskom, the world’s fourth largest power company and Africa’s largest carbon emitter (with 40% of South Africa’s total emissions).  Spotty electricity supply which have caused billions of dollars [...]

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, [...]

Former OPA head has the right idea

This is an oldie but a goodie.  The fifth estate did a story in 2008 entitled  “The Gospel of Green”.  The piece basically praises the renewable movement in Germany under the divine supervision of Hermann Scheer or as he has been aptly nicknamed  ‘Europe’s Al Gore’.  The piece then goes on to question the conventional [...]

New Survey sees rise in Nuclear power investment

I read about this survey by the consulting firm Black & Veatch, in Scientific American This year’s “Strategic Directions in the Electric Utility Industry Survey” results reflect the toll economic, regulatory and political conditions have taken on industry respondents. Both 2008 and 2009 have combined to create historic economic impacts on the utility industry. For [...]

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