Bruce to Milton Transmission Line, by one.juniper, used under Creative Commons Licensing CC BY-NC 2.0
Tim Hudak released the first of what apparently will be several white papers called “Paths to Prosperity”. His first, on affordable energy, purports to “tackle the issues of job creation and a growing debt by promoting affordable energy policies.”
- Affirm nuclear as the key source of Ontario’s basic energy supply
- Cancel the non-competitive Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program
- Subject future wind and solar projects to local approval
The two page paper can be read here.
An interesting Google Tech Talk on the American politics behind the discontinuance of thorium molten-salt reactors as an alternative to the current status quo in nuclear energy. By Kirk Sorensen, founder of Flibe Energy.
The Thorium Molten-Salt Reactor: Why Didn\'t This Happen (and why is now the right time?)
Several environmental groups, including Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, CELA, and Northwatch, are going to court over a federal environmental assessment. This case is an application for a judicial review filed before Federal Court of Canada. The application requests the Court stop government approval of construction of new nuclear reactors at Darlington until an environmental assessment demonstrates that the project will not cause significant adverse effects to the environment or human health.