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posted 16 June 2008 06:38 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jun 16, 2008 10:05 AM
Robert Benzie
Queen's Park Bureau Chief

Two new nuclear reactors will be built at Darlington by Ontario Power Generation, Energy Minister Gerry Phillips announced this morning.

As widely expected, the publicly owned OPG will construct a new plant east of Toronto in a project that should create about 3,500 direct construction and engineering jobs between 2012 and 2018.

Three firms are bidding to design the power plants: the federally owned Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., which makes the existing Candu reactors; U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric; and Areva of France, the world’s largest nuclear reactor company.

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From: Hell | Registered: Jun 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 16 June 2008 10:58 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They've broken just about every promise made on electricity rates and emissions reductions since 2003. And since promising they wouldn’t build new nuclear plants, McGuinty's pressing on with a $40-billion nuclear megascheme and weakened Ontario’s environmental laws so the deal won’t face any scrutiny.

Ontario needs real leadership on serious demand management, conservation, efficiency, and investment in green energy sources.

The NDP says(pdf) we need to end outrageous senior executive salaries at hydro related agencies and a consolidation of selected hydro agencies to end duplication to save money and keep hydro rates down. Amongst the first agencies to be consolidated would be the IESO and the OPA.

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