The 2022 federal budget announcing investment in unproven nuclear reactor designs, dubbed Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), is being called a "climate throwaway" by civil society groups. Just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its starkest report yet urging aggressive climate action, the federal government is choosing to invest in yet-to-be proven technologies that miss the mark for halving emissions by 2030.
78 Public Interest groups, including CELA, are calling on Canada’s biggest banks to drop investments in nuclear power, including so-called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) from their fossil-free and ESG* investment portfolios.
CELA has submitted a letter in response to the Government of Canada's Engagement on Canada’s 2030 Emission Reduction Plan.
NOT a solution to climate change - sign-ons to joint Statement on Small Modular Reactors still being accepted.
Ontario’s role as a leader in this new green energy industry cannot be achieved if we rely upon non-renewable energy derived hydrogen, such as that from nuclear power.
Public interest groups across Canada reject federal funding of small modular nuclear reactors. Media Release in advance of expected announcement tomorrow. And Backgrounder - Why SMRs are a dirty, dangerous distraction