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BROAD OPENNESS TO NEW NUCLEAR, POLL FINDS

OTTAWA (February 27, 2019) – A new poll shows that 87 per cent of Canadians support or are open to small modular reactors (SMRs) as an alternative to fossil fuels. The online poll, conducted in February for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) by the independent firm Abacus Data, found 16 per cent of Canadians strongly supported, 27 per cent supported, and 43 per cent were open to SMRs as an alternative to fossil fuels. The poll also found 80 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement ...

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FATIH BIROL ADDRESSES THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

OTTAWA (February 26, 2019) – On Wednesday, February 27, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) will welcome Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to CNA2019, the industry’s annual Conference and Trade Show in Ottawa. Dr. Birol will meet with the CNA’s Executive Committee on Wednesday morning at the Westin Hotel. Later Dr. Birol will deliver a keynote address on “The Future of Nuclear Energy” followed by a panel discussion with thought leaders in ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION HOSTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

OTTAWA (February 25, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is hosting its annual Conference and Trade Show. This year’s theme is “New Nuclear: Generating Solutions for Climate and Health.” The event features a variety of speakers and experts from industry, academia and government discussing innovations in nuclear technology and what makes the future of nuclear energy so different from the past. When: February 27 to March 1, 2019 Where: The Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ...

Canadian nuclear industry marks World Cancer Day

OTTAWA (January 4, 2019) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is marking World Cancer Day by highlighting the important role nuclear technology plays in diagnosing and treating cancer. On World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat one of the world’s most deadly diseases. But every day, nuclear is on the frontlines in the battle against cancer. “Canada has been a pioneer in the development of radioisotopes, saving millions of lives around the globe for over six ...

Canadian nuclear industry welcomes the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s report on the Pre-Budget Consultations

OTTAWA (December 13, 2018) – The Canadian nuclear industry welcomes the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s report on the Pre-Budget Consultations. The government has recognized Canada’s nuclear advantage by specifically mentioning nuclear energy’s role in a low-carbon National Energy Strategy. “The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is pleased that the Committee directly and positively supports a number of key areas the CNA views as important, including recognition of ...

Nuclear industry ready to continue its role helping Ontario meet climate change targets

OTTAWA (November 29, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) appreciates today’s Ontario government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan acknowledging the important contribution nuclear has made to Ontario’s clean electricity grid. The plan noted the role nuclear has played in lowering the province’s emissions 22 per cent since 2005. “Nuclear energy is vital to the success of Ontario’s environment plan, because it is a clean, low-carbon technology that generates electricity ...

Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes the Canadian SMR Roadmap

OTTAWA (November 7, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the release of “A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors,” the result of a pan-Canadian, multi-stakeholder study launched in early 2018. The Roadmap outlines the potential applications for SMRs in Canada, which include providing clean and reliable electricity and heat to smaller and/or remote communities such as in Canada’s north; clean process heat and electricity for resource industries ...

CNA congratulates Ontario Power Generation on approval of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station life extension

OTTAWA (August 9, 2018) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for receiving approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for a 10-year operating licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. “This decision is good news for the people of Pickering and will protect 7,500 jobs across the province,” said CNA President and CEO John Barrett. “Keeping Pickering online until 2024 will also help Ontario keep its carbon ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S GENERATION ENERGY COUNCIL REPORT

OTTAWA (June 29, 2018) – This week, the federal government’s Generation Energy Council released its report on Canada’s energy transition to a low-carbon economy.  While the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) agrees with the report’s view that decarbonization is critical, the CNA believes the role of nuclear was overlooked. “The Council’s report does not mention the role nuclear can play in helping Canada meet its emissions goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement,” said CNA ...

POLL FINDS ONTARIANS SUPPORT EXTENDING THE OPERATING LIFE OF THE PICKERING NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION

OTTAWA (June 22, 2018) – A new poll has found that 71% of Ontarians support extending the operating life of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The telephone poll for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) by the independent firm Innovative Research Group also found a majority of those surveyed said the extension was good for electricity prices (55%) and jobs/the economy (74%). The poll comes as the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is set to hold ...