Posts Tagged ‘CANDU’

AECL Sale Update: What We Know

Two weeks ago, the Canadian government announced the sale of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, a crown corporation which is responsible for Canadian nuclear research and development and the sale of CANDU reactors. Few details regarding the controversial sale have been released. That being said, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to construct a breakdown of [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Short-sighted sell outs

Governments the world over have, in the past couple of years, come into some hard times. As is the tradition when these deficit defining periods arise is the suggestion to sell off public institutions to private parties. The idea to sell off public assets is indeed lucrative but selling our historical heirlooms to satisfy a [...]

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, [...]

the great CANDU sell-off

Well its official, the government has put the CANDU division of the AECL up on the bidding block. As anyone who has followed this story knows, this day was inevitable and now the bids will hopefully fly. In a news release, the government said bids would be assessed on how well they meet a number [...]

What to CANDU?

As the world sits on the precipice of a massive increase in energy consumption, individual nations are looking for ways to produce energy while limiting their carbon output. Although the starry-eyed renewable cheerleaders would have you believe that wind, solar, and geo-thermal will fill the gap, the realists would beg to differ. Indeed it seems [...]

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