Don’t panic, but there’s trouble ahead PNGS slated for exit by 2025 Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) is located on Lake Ontario, 25 minutes east of downtown Toronto. Built in the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, PNGS at roughly 3,100 megawatts became the dominant source of electrical supply to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and
CNWC Electrification Policy Papers Electrification of transportation, updated August 11, 2022 Urban electrification, updated August 11, 2022 Industrial electrification, initial publication August 11, 2022 Contributions in support of the sixth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) continue to remind us of that we are in the midst of a climate emergency.
October 16-19, 2022 Sheraton Hamilton Hotel 116 King Street West, Hamilton ON L8P 4V3 The CNWC Conference provides an opportunity to meet and network with other unionized workers in Canada’s nuclear industry, receive an update on current events in the industry and to provide input into the Council’s activities. Sunday, Oct. 16: Registration and 6:00
Statement of the Canadian Nuclear Workers Council on the exclusion of nuclear energy from Canada’s Green Bond Framework
Canada cannot reach its climate goals without nuclear energy. The CNWC and other nuclear industry stakeholders were blindsided by the release on March 3, 2022 of the Government of Canada’s Green Bond Framework (GBF), followed by the March 23 announcement of the issuance of its inaugural $5 billion Green Bond. The CNWC is deeply disappointed
COP26 is a chance for policymakers to choose emission-free energy, good jobs and sustainable prosperity. That means choosing nuclear power as part of a balanced energy system. Too often, climate activism and discourse has ignored nuclear and muted the voice of the people who rely on it. People are crying out for practical solutions to
COP26: Exploring Climate Actions. Decarbonizing Ontario’s summertime hot water heating would require a new nuclear plant larger than Darlington. As Global leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, we should all turn our minds to how human activity is harming our planet and how we can implement actions to counter that. Most scenarios for deep decarbonization
10 years after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off of the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tōhoku region. It was the strongest earthquake in Japan’s history. When the earthquake struck, all of the operating nuclear reactors in the region automatically shut down as they were designed to.
Groups collaborate to launch online petition to support Bruce Power’s 10-year Licence Renewal application process
February 12, 2018 – Local nuclear workers and pensioners, safety organizations and union leaders are looking to gather support for Bruce Power as it embarks upon its Licence Renewal application process with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The Bruce Power Pensioners Association, Canadian Nuclear Workers’ Council, the Grey Bruce Labour Council, North American Young
Toronto – October 27, 2017 – The Canadian Nuclear Workers Council (CNWC) is pleased with the central role nuclear energy plays in the Ontario Government’s Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). The updated Plan, released yesterday, recognizes the importance of Ontario’s publically owned nuclear reactors to the environment and economy. Ontario remains committed to the costeffective refurbishment