The Harper government is pushing back against Britain’s efforts to win support for a global levy on financial institutions, a political decision that drew applause from Canada’s banks, yet risks creating discord within the Group of 20.
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers has issued a statement in support of the nuclear energy industry. The statement issued February 5, says nuclear power is a "clean energy source" that "provides low cost and dependable power." The society says that nuclear is the best power source in the province to supplement the growing renewable power industry since nuclear provides a counterbalance to the intermittent generation of solar and wind power.
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Despite some powerful drivers, nuclear power faces too many barriers compared to other means of generating electricity, and that means that a significant expansion of nuclear power is unlikely to occur before 2030, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a Canadian think tank, said in a report on Thursday.
Whether it was at a recent foreign policy conference in Ottawa organized by the Canadian International Council, or at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the consensus was remarkably similar: The world is in the midst of great change. The challenge is to figure out what combination of countries can deal with the big global issues as the United States is no longer the hyperpower, but no other country can fill its shoes to lead.
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An expansion of nuclear facilities and energy sources is unlikely to occur over the next two decades, unless the global community adopts major changes to improve safety and security as well as working to prevent the risk of proliferation, said a new report released yesterday.
A coming "nuclear renaissance" is often cited by government and industry officials as reason to keep investing in Canada's nuclear-power sector. Without support, they say, the country risks being sidelined in a market poised for massive expansion.
Canada’s Center for International Governance Innovation has come out with a rather pessimistic report on the likelihood of a nuclear renaissance in the near future. Pessimistic, that is, if you’re a proponent of nuclear energy.
OTTAWA — The world needs to tighten nuclear security rules to ensure that terrorists or volatile states don't get their hands on dangerous materials or even atomic bombs, says a Canadian think-tank.
TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Expectations of a sharp rise in nuclear generating capacity over the next two decades are likely overblown, a Canadian think tank said on Thursday, disputing conventional wisdom that a nuclear renaissance is in full swing.