Monthly Archives: May 2011

Switching On Private or Community-Based Solar Projects

The benefits of solar power are compelling: environmental protection, economic growth, job creation, diversity of fuel supply and rapid deployment, as well as the global potential for technology transfer and innovation. Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited (HSAL) served as a … Continue reading

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New Media and All Things Nuclear

New media is defined as the marriage of mediated communications technologies with digital computers. New Media has become a significant element in everyday life. It allows people to communicate, bank, shop and entertain. The global network of the Internet, for … Continue reading

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The Climate Change Movement and the Role of Nuclear Power

In the last five years or so, there has been a shift in focus of the environmental movement. The environmental movement has been around since the 1970’s and basically rose out of the peace movement. Many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have … Continue reading

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The Art of Nuclear Waste Management

We all know that nuclear waste management is a very complicated issue from a technical point of view, as well as from a public policy perspective. The Netherlands’ COVRA have managed to put an artistic twist on their nuclear waste … Continue reading

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Involving Communities in Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites

The CN Rail oil spill that occurred on August 3, 2005 at Lake Wabamun in Alberta demonstrated several key “facts” about how communities react to environmental contamination and the associated risks. First, and quite obviously, community members were very upset … Continue reading

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Planning in a Multi-Cultural Environment

Are planners doing enough to engage ethnoracial minorities in consultation  activities and when decisions need to be made? I recently came across a 2001 study by two Toronto university professors, which surveyed planners across 25 municipalities within the Greater Toronto … Continue reading

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