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
Electric transport, updated September 3, 2021 Urban electrification, initial publication September 3, 2021 Stay tuned, more to follow! The sixth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was a stark reminder for all of us. Human activities are causing climate change, including extreme weather events that are becoming more severe and more frequent.
DIESEL , GASOLINE, PROPANE, AND NATURAL GAS–powered equipment is everywhere in urban environments, often only meters away from a fully functioning electric grid. Non–road transport applications include pumps, furnaces and heaters, chainsaws, mowers and string trimmers, and of course generators. All contribute significantly to urban air pollution and CO2, and most to noise. Air and
ONTARIO ELECTRICITY GENERATION–RELATED GREENHOUSE GAS and air pollution emissions will increase significantly if and when the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station goes out of service beginning 2025. This is because PNGS’s 2,000–3,000 megawatts of round-the-clock electrical power will be replaced with natural gas–fired power. The reason for this is straightforward: no other available generation source in
The Council believes government-supported projects in passenger CNWC SUPPORTS THE CURRENT INVESTMENT in electric transport infrasrail should continue and expand. The time has come for freight rail to receive serious attention, even if deployed only at hubs and terminals. Battery electric vehicle (BEV) charging, targeted at commercial vehicles and fleets, is a major opportunity and
POLICY REGARDING WORKPLACE RANDOM DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING - The CNWC and our member Unions agree that it essential to ensure that the workforce at a nuclear power plant/nuclear facility is fit for duty. We are confident that the rigorous systems that are already in place will effectively ensure that this is the case and
As the collective voice of Unionized workers in Canada's Nuclear Industry, the Canadian Nuclear Workers' Council unanimously supports our member unions and the positions of general labour organizations in condemning any legislation that undermines the rights of unions, union members and working people in general. This includes, but is not exclusive to, so called "right
...The Canadian Nuclear Workers’ Council (CNWC) is an organization of unions representing workers in various areas of the Canadian nuclear industry, including electric utilities, uranium mining and processing, radioisotope production and nuclear research. The CNWC believes that Nuclear Power, as a reliable and non-GHG emitting source of electricity, deserves special attention from policy makers to