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Nuclear Power: Where’s the Business Case?
What kind of Ontario do you want to live in? What type of legacy do you want to leave your children, and future generations? What role will energy fill in that future? How can we make our energy system more sustainable?
The International Energy Association has concluded that the biggest challenge facing a more integrated, distributed and sustainable energy system is the unfair competitive advantage created by heavy subsidies for conventional energy.
The Ontario Power Authority has finalized its draft of a 20-year plan to build new generation, upgrade the power grid, and invest in energy efficiency. This plan would formally allocate almost 50% of the Ontario ‘market share’ to nuclear generation for several decades.
The provincial finances are in grave shape. Higher health care and education costs are looming. There are precious few public dollars to spare. This is the worst time to commit half of Ontario’s future generation to nuclear, and take on decades more of public debt.
For data referenced regarding nuclear cost overruns please refer to the following documents by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance:
For information regarding the proposed supply mix and the 50% nuclear set aside please refer to the proposed Long Term Energy Plan on the Ontario Power Authority's website:
For information about the Ontario Feed-in Tariff program refer to:
The graphs used in the report are from the following sources:
Page 2 - Estimate vs. Actual Cost for Nuclear Refurbishment Projects ($Millions) by Ontario Clean Air Alliance
For information on the CANDU reactor design flaw refer to:
Last Updated: Friday, December 09, 2011 at 1:56:41 PM