I have often marveled at how seriously
Japan takes emergency preparedness, without which the casualty rate from the
Tohoku earthquake and tsunami would have been far, far greater.
Yet as we watch the drama unfold, we would be reckless not to consider
the implications of Japan's nuclear crisis for our own energy system. Canadian energy planners and politicians, particularly those in
Ontario who are pushing for a nuclear renaissance, must draw lessons from the
Fukushima nuclear crisis. In short: we should be planning to phase out nuclear
power, not aid its rebirth.