Analysis of New Nuclear: Darlington Environmental Impact Statement

Publication - April 7, 2011 - By Graham Haines, Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson

This report, prepared by the Pembina Institute on behalf of the Ontario group Safe and Green Energy (SAGE), examines the Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the option of building a new nuclear power plant at the site of the existing Darlington nuclear facility.

The report concludes that, in part due to changes in provincial policy since 2006, alternative ways should be examined to meet the province's energy demand. It is increasingly clear that a portfolio of renewable energy, energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) systems can provide a similar contribution to Ontario's electricity needs, and should be considered as a functionally different way to meet the project need and achieve the intended purpose.


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