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What is NuclearCool.com?

NuclearCool.com is a website started by Paul Lavelle – “explorer, visionary and businessman believes everyone should do their best for the future of the planet.” It was in 1989 that he launched a campaign to persuade people to switch to ozone safe alternatives.

He launched the first ever hot air balloon flight from the North Pole to bring attention to the fact that the ozone was rapidly depleting.

You can see highlights of his successful campaign on his film.

If you succeed in using the nuclear-physical findings for peaceful purposes, it will open the way to a new paradise. – Einstein

Paul Lavelle is someone who cares very much for this planet and its future and believes nuclear is the only viable option to save it.

Be sure to check out the NuclearCool.com Carbon Calculator.

Read the truly excellent nuclear facts.

We’re with you, Paul. TalkNUclear believes that nuclear is an important part of Canada’s clean energy mix. It provides low-emission, stable base load power. It’s time to re-invest in nuclear and an environmentally sustainable energy future.

Do you have any favourite nuclear websites to share? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Happening Now: 2011 Ontario Energy Association Annual Conference

The 9th annual conference of the Ontario Energy Association is happening right now, today and tomorrow, in Niagara Falls.

Among other topics, industry experts will discuss what is needed for companies to invest in Ontario and the risks and challenges faced in the ever-changing political environment.

Download the conference program here

Conference speakers include

  • Jeffrey Simpson – National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail
  • Peter Buchanan – Senior Economist, CIBC World Markets
  • John Brace – President and Chief Executive Officer, Northland Power Inc.
  • Patrick Lamarre – Executive Vice‐President, Power SNC‐Lavalin Group Inc.
  • Benjamin Grunfeld – Managing Consultant, London Economics International LLC

Download the speaker profiles here

Get all the Conference details here

Ontario has diverse energy needs. As the province looks to phase out reliance on coal-fired plants in favour of cleaner, lower emitting sources, we have an opportunity to invest in new generation capacity to shoulder the needs of today and tomorrow. Effective energy policy is not about choosing some energy sources and excluding others. Energy policy is about choosing an appropriate balance. And nuclear is an essential element in that equation. It’s time to reinvest in nuclear.

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Darlington New Build Passes JRP Environmental Assessment

Yesterday the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) released a report by a federally-appointed Joint Review Panel (JRP) to evaluate the proposed new nuclear power plant at Darlington. We are proud of OPG’s extensive work and thorough studies undertaken as part of this environmental assessment (EA) process. We are especially pleased that the Panel came to the same conclusions as OPG: that Darlington New Nuclear Project will not result in any significant adverse environmental effects, given mitigation, to workers, the public or on the surrounding environment.

Public input, including the public hearings, is an integral part of the EA process. OPG’s public consultation process throughout the EA was extensive and inclusive.

The CNA was an intervener during the process and our message was clear:

  • This proposed project is a very important step in fulfilling Canada’s growing energy demands.
  • New nuclear units are an integral part of the electricity supply and consistent with the direction of the Government of Ontario’s commitment to maintaining nuclear power at 50 per cent of the province’s energy supply in the Long-Term Energy Plan.

It was great to see so much participation in the hearings by the communities, individuals and groups that took part in the public review process.

OPG has what it takes to do the job!
OPG has the necessary experience to move forward and manage a project of this magnitude. The Darlington site hosts a four-unit station that has provided safe, reliable and clean energy for 20 years with minimal environmental effect. OPG has experience successfully managing complex nuclear projects (i.e. Pickering A unit 1, Pickering units 2&3 safe storage, Pickering and Darlington Vacuum Building Outages). OPG will now thoroughly review the Panel’s report and work with our partners to implement the best solutions for the mitigation requirements set by the Panel as they await the final Government response.

Here is a link to the  Joint Review Panel summary report.

For more information about the JRP hearing, see the news release sent during the hearing about CNA’s involvement as an intervener.