Mar 232018
 

Catherine McKenna was interviewed on CBC Radio – – 2018-03-18   Environment minister Catherine McKenna on contradiction at heart of Canada’s energy policy, CBC Sunday Edition Three days earlier,  Justin Trudeau’s government sees nuclear energy as “an important part of Canada’s current clean energy basket”and is lobbying foreign nations to include it in climate change talks […]

Mar 222018
 

The Guardian is in the U.K.   This article uses the term “fly-tipping”,  not a term we use here.  I looked it up:  as I understand, it is “tipping”  (as in garbage being “tipped” from a truck at a dump) and “on the fly” meaning “in a hurry” or “on the run”.   In this context, it […]

Mar 212018
 

(Scroll down to the announcement from Tufts.) ECONOMIC INDICATORS: JUST ONE of the problems:   The Accounting system defines what is included in “Operating Costs”.  Then, (simplified):  Revenue minus Expenses (costs) is Profit.   Profits are available for distribution to Investors.   The fewer costs you pay, the more that can be paid to investors (and […]

Mar 192018
 
2018-03-18   Environment minister Catherine McKenna on contradiction at heart of Canada's energy policy, CBC Sunday Edition

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-march-18-2018-1.4579165/environment-minister-catherine-mckenna-on-the-contradiction-at-the-heart-of-canada-s-energy-policy-1.4579184 Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna says the Kinder Morgan pipeline can be part of the transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)   Oil pipelines have been touted as nation-building projects in Canada, a term that evokes bold feats of nation-spanning infrastructure, such as the Canadian Pacific […]

Mar 172018
 
2017-08-17  Cameco wins PROCEDURAL victory, offshore 'transfer pricing' tax battle (avoided declaring $4.9 billion income), (doesn't mean they've won the case) Financial Post

Just checking the progress of the CRA (Revenue Canada) case against Cameco. Related:   2013-05-01   Cameco’s $800-million tax battle, Globe & Mail The uranium producer estimates it has avoided declaring $4.9-billion in Canadian income, saving it $1.4-billion in taxes, over the last 10 years. Cameco has blocked the government’s attempt to force 25 of the company’s […]

Feb 212018
 

Thanks to Janet M: Easy petition to sign electronically! Petition to the Government of Canada Whereas: The federal government “owns” over 2 million cubic meters of radioactive waste, none of which is securely contained in long-term management facilities; A consortium of five multinational corporations has been contracted to operate all federal nuclear sites where this […]

Jan 182018
 
2018-01-18   'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste storage  near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say  CBC News

  Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, Ontario, could be up and running in 2020 Julie Ireton http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/chalk-river-nuclear-waste-indigenous-1.4492937  (There’s a 41 second video clip at the URL) Indigenous groups don’t want permanent nuclear waste site near river Indigenous groups say a plan to store nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is “insanity” and want […]