Yesterday, I appeared on Dale Goldhawk’s show on Zoomer Radio discussing Ontario’s electricity situation. A podcast of the show is here. Since that appearance, I have had some requests for more discussion about Ontario’s nuclear future. Here are some very brief notes on a big subject.
tomadams19112012 is a podcast of my appearance on radio station News 91.9 in Moncton, New Brunswick with host Tyler McLean from November 19.
I reported recently on NB Power’s unusual and aggressive practice of charging the cost of replacement power incurred during the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau Candu nuclear station to future generations of consumers. I should also have reported that future consumers in neighbouring PEI are going to get hit by the same stunt.
NB Power’s troubled nuclear power program is about to have a dramatic impact on the utility’s profitability and provincial power rates. After pursuing an aggressive accounting policy that hid from ratepayers about a fifth of the province’s wholesale electricity costs over a period of more than 4 years, NB Power is now showing the bill to …
According to the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator, reducing wind power output during now common surplus supply conditions will save megatonnes of CO2 emissions. Not only will cutting wind power cut emissions but consumers will save millions of dollars too. Consumers save despite Ontario wind generators getting paid for power they could have produced when consumers can’t …
Here is my appearance on BNN September 12, 2011 discussing the French nuclear waste explosion, the state of the “nuclear renaissance”, and brief comments regarding electricity technologies to watch over the next decade.
SNC-Lavalin has entered a competition against an Areva-Mistubishi Heavy Industries consortium and Russia’s AtomStroyExport to sell a reactor to Jordan. The combined amount of natural gas flared in the neighbouring countries of Iraq, Kuwait, and Iran would, if used for power generation, produce as much power as approximately 16 of the reactors SNC-Lavalin is proposing …
Media coverage of the sale concentrated on the $15 million SNC Lavalin will pay the federal government, but often omitted the $75 million the federal government will pay SNC Lavalin. CBC provided some helpful coverage here.
Here is a thorough and insightful investigation and historical review by Alison Motluk on the demise of the medical isotope business in Canada. The article, “A political Meltdown” is published in the April edition of The Walrus.
The following is my presentation to the conference Enercom 2011. The presentation addresses the implications of Japan’s nuclear crisis and trends in global energy developments for the Canadian nuclear industry.