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Ontario: Chiarelli — We won’t spend more money on nuclear right now because we have an energy surplus!!

(The idiot Liberals won’t spend any more money on nuclear right now because we have an energy surplus, but we’re still spending billions on useless wind turbines. — DQ)

Ontario remains committed to nuclear power, Bob Chiarelli says

Ian MacLeod — Ottawa Citizen — February 28, 2014

The shelving of $15 billion worth of new power reactors is just a bump in Ontario’s long-term nuclear energy strategy, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli assured Canada’s struggling nuclear industry Friday.

“This decision was not taken lightly,” he told delegates attending the Canadian Nuclear Association’s annual Ottawa conference and trade show.

“Nuclear is and will continue to be the backbone of Ontario’s supply mix over the coming decades. (But) the government will not commit to building nuclear generation that we do not currently need.”

Nuclear power supplies almost 60 per cent of Ontario’s electricity needs and is expected to remain the leading source of generating capacity through 2031.

But years of surplus power generation prompted Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals in October to postpone a government plan for Ontario Power Generation to build two reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Clarington.  Continue reading here….


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