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Pickering Nuclear Station: its critical role as Toronto’s main electricity provider

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

2022-09-21T15:38:08-07:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Latest News, News|Comments Off on Pickering Nuclear Station: its critical role as Toronto’s main electricity provider

Introducing the CNWC Electrification Policy Paper Series

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.

2022-08-23T09:17:01-07:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Latest News, News, policy positions|Comments Off on Introducing the CNWC Electrification Policy Paper Series

INVITATION TO THE 2022 CANADIAN NUCLEAR WORKERS’ COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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

2022-06-30T07:10:35-07:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on INVITATION TO THE 2022 CANADIAN NUCLEAR WORKERS’ COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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

2022-03-30T16:27:17-07:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Latest News, News|Comments Off on Statement of the Canadian Nuclear Workers Council on the exclusion of nuclear energy from Canada’s Green Bond Framework

Climate Fight Needs Nuclear – Union Leaders Op-Ed

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

2021-11-09T05:05:37-08:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Briefs & Submissions, Latest News|Comments Off on Climate Fight Needs Nuclear – Union Leaders Op-Ed

CNWC Statement for COP26: Exploring Climate Actions

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

2021-11-02T06:28:29-07:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Latest News, policy positions|Comments Off on CNWC Statement for COP26: Exploring Climate Actions

10 years after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

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.

2021-03-13T09:33:38-08:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, News|Comments Off on 10 years after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

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

2018-08-30T18:26:02-07:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on Groups collaborate to launch online petition to support Bruce Power’s 10-year Licence Renewal application process

Ontario’s Energy Plan Recognizes Province’s Nuclear Advantage

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

2018-08-30T18:26:05-07:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|Comments Off on Ontario’s Energy Plan Recognizes Province’s Nuclear Advantage
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