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Nuclear

Expert analyses show that nuclear energy is a cost-effective way to tackle climate change and decarbonize our economy while creating real economic growth.

For over fifty years, the Canadian Deuterium-Uranium or CANDU reactors have been safely producing electricity that powers lives, homes and businesses here in Canada and six other countries around the world. The safety of CANDU reactors

Nuclear energy is a smart, Canadian solution that will help provide the GHG emission-free baseload electricity needed to underpin the province’s transformation from fossil fuels to more low-carbon electricity to power our daily transportation, housing and industrial activities. Ontario’s nuclear technology advantage is our province’s best option for tackling climate change while generating economic prosperity and good jobs.

For over fifty years, the Canadian Deuterium-Uranium or CANDU reactors have been safely producing electricity that powers our lives, homes and businesses here in Canada and six other countries around the world.

Since 2009, Ontario’s nuclear reactors have provided 58% of our electricity. Nuclear generation is Ontario’s low-carbon, low-cost electricity workhorse. Ontario’s commitment to refurbish Ontario Power Generation’s nuclear reactors and extend the operation of the Pickering Nuclear Station by four years to 2024 and Bruce Power’s private investment refurbishing the Bruce Nuclear reactors is good for all Ontarians.

Expert studies show these smart investments will provide clean, affordable power, tens of thousands of high-value jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefits for decades to come.

Since 2009, Ontario’s nuclear reactors have provided 58% of our electricity. Nuclear generation is Ontario’s low-carbon, low-cost electricity workhorse. Ontario’s commitment to refurbish Ontario Power Generation’s nuclear reactors and extend the operation of the Pickering Nuclear Station by four years to 2024 and Bruce Power’s private investment refurbishing the Bruce Nuclear reactors is good for all Ontarians.

Expert studies show these smart investments will provide clean, affordable power, tens of thousands of high-value jobs and billions of dollars in economic benefits for decades to come.

  • Canada’s nuclear industry is highly regulated and has an exceptional safety record
  • Annually, Ontario’s nuclear stations help avoid 60 million tonnes of GHG emissions, equivalent to taking about 12 million combustion engine vehicles off the road.
  • Ontario is the heart of Canada’s $6 billion plus,180 supply chain companies and 60,000 nuclear industry jobs.
  • Independent analyses show that refurbishing Ontario’s reactors sustains and creates tens of thousands of high-skill, good paying jobs.
  • Analyses also show building two new nuclear reactors at the Darlington site to meet future demand would provide an estimated $60 billion net incremental benefit to Ontario’s economy compared to proceeding with more wind generation. Visit Strategic Policy Economics
  • CANDU reactors are one of Canada’s few high technology exports.
  • This nuclear industry also supports tens of millions of dollars to fund world-leading Research and Development at Ontario colleges, universities, hospitals and laboratories.
  • In accordance with all licencing and regulatory requirements, Canada has safely managed used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste for more than four decades. Plans and funding are in place to manage both in the short and longer-term.
  • Canada’s nuclear industry is highly regulated and has an exceptional safety record
  • Annually, Ontario’s nuclear stations help avoid 60 million tonnes of GHG emissions, equivalent to taking about 12 million combustion engine vehicles off the road.
  • Ontario is the heart of Canada’s $6 billion plus,180 supply chain companies and 60,000 nuclear industry jobs.
  • Independent analyses (link last word to tab on site that lists studies with the ability to click on each for details) show that refurbishing Ontario’s reactors sustains and creates tens of thousands of high-skill, good paying jobs.
  • Analyses also show building two new nuclear reactors at the Darlington site to meet future demand would provide an estimated $60 billion net incremental benefit to Ontario’s economy compared to proceeding with more wind generation. Visit Strapolec
  • CANDU reactors are one of Canada’s few high technology exports.
  • This nuclear industry also supports tens of millions of dollars to fund world-leading Research and Development at Ontario colleges, universities, hospitals and laboratories.
  • In accordance with all licencing and regulatory requirements, Canada has safely managed used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste for more than four decades. Plans and funding are in place to manage both in the short and longer-term.
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