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CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES MEMBER TERRESTRIAL ENERGY

OTTAWA (December 20, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association congratulates member Terrestrial Energy on being recognized as one of the 20 Semi-Finalists for the Solutions 2030 Challenge. The Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced the top innovators to help Ontario reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Terrestrial Energy was selected as one of the top 20 from over ...

Nuclear Emergency Preparedness in Ontario

OTTAWA (December 8, 2017) – The following is a brief overview of how Ontario’s nuclear power operators manage emergency preparedness and security at the province’s three nuclear power generating stations (Bruce, Darlington, Pickering). Ontario’s nuclear generating stations are designed with multiple safety systems and are staffed by station personnel who are extremely well trained. In the more than four decades that nuclear energy has served Canada’s energy needs, no member of the ...

Canadian Nuclear Association Welcomes Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Policy on Nuclear Energy

OTTAWA (November 26, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association takes note of the policy platform released this weekend at the Ontario Progressive Conservative (OPC) Policy Convention in Toronto.  In particular, the CNA welcomes the OPC’s support of refurbishment of Ontario’s nuclear fleet, as well as the continued operation of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) until 2024. “We welcome the OPC’s support of nuclear energy in Ontario”, said John ...

Financial Accountability Office (FAO) confirms that Ontario’s Nuclear Refurbishment is Clean and Cost-Effective

OTTAWA (November 21, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) welcomes the work done by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario on the Nuclear Refurbishment Plan which highlights the significant contributions the nuclear industry makes to the people of Ontario by providing one of the lowest cost, emissions-free sources of power in the province. The FAO’s report validates that refurbishing Ontario’s Bruce and Darlington nuclear generating stations is the best option to keep ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION WELCOMES ONTARIO’S LONG-TERM ENERGY PLAN

OTTAWA (October 26, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association is pleased with the content and direction of Ontario’s latest Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). Focusing on the consumer, climate change, cost, reliability and accessibility, this updated LTEP recognizes and supports nuclear power as the central pillar of Ontario’s energy future.  For over 50 years Ontario’s nuclear fleet has been providing Ontarians with clean and reliable baseload energy.  The LTEP leverages nuclear’s ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY WELCOMES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S STRONG SUPPORT OF THE SECTOR

OTTAWA (October 10, 2017) – The Canadian nuclear industry is pleased with the Government of Canada’s response to recommendations of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources’ report on the nuclear sector. The government has recognized Canada’s nuclear advantage by accepting all of the committee’s recommendations. The Government’s response to the committee’s recommendations outlines federal activities, program and engagement mechanism to foster ...

CNA PRESIDENT TO GIVE REMARKS AT BLOOMBERG SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS SUMMIT IN TORONTO

OTTAWA (September 25, 2017) – Bloomberg will host a Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto this week to discuss Canada’s transformation to renewable energy. The one day conference will look at the challenges that our energy sector is facing, how these challenges are being addressed and how industry can work with government to achieve mutually beneficial objectives. Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) President Dr. John Barrett, is one of the energy leaders that has been invited to speak at ...

Canadian Nuclear Association Urges Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to Recognize Role of Nuclear Energy in Climate Mitigation

OTTAWA (September 7, 2017) – The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meets this week in Montreal. If mitigation pathways are to be on target, keeping a global temperature rise limited to 1.5 degrees while simultaneously staying on course to meet the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we must continue to promote and invest in low-carbon technologies, including nuclear. Thanks to nuclear science and technology, we meet nine of the seventeen SDGs, addressing issues of providing ...

CANADIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY SIGNALS INTEREST IN SUPERCLUSTER INITIATIVE

OTTAWA (July 26, 2017) – Canada’s nuclear industry leaders have submitted a Letter of Intent application to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) in response to an open call for expressions of interest from industry-led consortia to participate in ISED’s $950 Million Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI).

CNA CONGRATULATES CAMECO CORPORATION ON LAC LA RONGE COLLABORATION SIGNING

OTTAWA (June 20, 2017) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates Cameco Corporation on signing a collaboration agreement with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB). The agreement confirms LLRIB’s support for Cameco’s mining operations in northern Saskatchewan.  It also confirms both parties’ commitment to protecting the environment and ensures LLRIB will continue to benefit from employment, business opportunities and community investment from the industry. The two ...