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Canadian Nuclear Industry Welcomes Inclusion In Clean Energy

OTTAWA (June 30, 2016) – The Canadian nuclear industry is pleased North American leaders have included nuclear in their pledge to have 50 per cent of the continent’s electricity produced by clean sources by 2025. Canada’s clean energy opportunity in North America is bigger than Canadians realize. “The Canadian Nuclear Association has long demonstrated that nuclear energy is a low-carbon solution to combat climate change,” said CNA President and CEO Dr. John Barrett. “This week’s ...

Two New Studies: Good News For Nuclear

OTTAWA (June 13, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is pleased with the release of two new independent studies commissioned by the Ontario government on the benefits of advanced nuclear technologies. The first study, “Feasibility of the Potential Deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Ontario”, assesses SMR siting requirements, technological maturity, and economics. The second study, “A Feasibility Study on the Recycling of Used CANDU Fuel”, explores the prospects to ...

Nuclear Industry Welcomes Ontario Climate Change Action Plan

OTTAWA (June 9, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the Ontario government’s release of its Climate Change Action Plan, which aims to reduce the province’s GHG emissions 80 per cent by 2050. The Plan supports Ontario’s impending Cap and Trade program by defining how the cap and trade auction proceeds will be spent. “In our view, the Ontario government’s policy is a step in the right direction, as it aims to reduce carbon emissions primarily through ...

Nuclear Industry Congratulates General Fusion And Terrestrial Energy On Receiving Sustainable Development Grants

OTTAWA (March 7, 2016) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) today congratulates CNA members General Fusion and Terrestrial Energy on recently being awarded grants from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). “The federal government’s grants to General Fusion and Terrestrial are recognition that nuclear energy is a sustainable form of low-carbon energy,” said CNA President and CEO Dr. John Barrett. “This funding demonstrates that next generation and advanced nuclear is ...