Guest commentary by Chief Terry Richardson, Pabineau (Oinpegitjoig) First Nation. This commentary first appeared in The Hill Times on September 18, 2023. It is shared with the author’s permission. We are facing a problem worldwide that we urgently need to solve. Our reliance on fossil fuels is leading to a catastrophe for the
Commentary by Dr. John Crompton, MD, FRCP, Past President Conservation Council of New Brunswick. This commentary first appeared in The Hill Times on August 24, 2023. It is shared with the author's permission. It has been a hot summer around the world, but this may be the coldest year of the rest of our
Canada is on a mission to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 45% below 2005 levels by the year 2030. New Brunswick has proudly lowered its emissions more than any other province. Now, New Brunswick is leading the charge towards a clean energy future with the newest generation of nuclear: advanced Small Modular Reactors (aSMRs).
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) completed a Life Cycle Assessment Report of Electricity Generation Options, proving that over its full life cycle, nuclear accumulates the lowest greenhouse gas emissions, the smallest ecological footprint and the least minerals and metals used, even when compared to all other evaluated energy technologies!
A new study commissioned by Moltex Energy and conducted by Narrative Research shows strong public support for nuclear waste recycling in New Brunswick, Canada. “The results show the public’s interest in reducing the nuclear waste in New Brunswick and their preference to use this waste to generate more clean energy,” said Rory O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, North America,
A CANDU 6 reactor typically has 380 fuel channels. Each channel has 12 fuel bundles which means at any given time, a reactor has approximately 4,560 fuel bundles. This system produces ~2,000 MW of thermal power (heat), which is turned into ~700 MW of electricity . Each week, approximately 60 new fuel bundles are