Why isn’t the Ontario nuclear restart a bona fide green move? In 1994, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Ontario’s electricity generating sector were nine million tonnes below Kyoto compliant. Of course Kyoto hadn’t been signed yet in 1994 but that’s…

Suing the automakers: is California dreamin’?

California’s lawsuit against automakers for exhaust emissions from motor vehicles is generating worldwide headlines. Is this is just a bunch of noise? I don’t think so. Forget for a moment the strict legalities involved, though they are a source of…

Federal support for Ontario nukes: making it work

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months about exactly how the U.S. Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005 will support new nuclear projects in that country. The EPAct introduced a series of measures—construction delay insurance, loan guarantees,…