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After Fukushima: Does nuclear power have a future in Canada ?

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40844
Author
Swift, Diana
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 May
Author
Swift, Diana
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 May
Volume
137
Issue
5
Page
1, 12
Notes
"People are divided on nuclear power, and views range across a wide spectrum" (p. 12). "As the Fukushima incident wreaked the latest round of radioactive havoc, it's safe to say that nuclear energy operations will face greater scrutiny and tougher demands for safety precautions, which will boost costs in an already capital-intensive industry" (p. 12). Tom Adams, an independent energy analyst based in Toronto, says "'It's clear that existing nuclear technologies have no role to play in our immediate energy future in Canada, not when we have alternative options such as natural gas'. Or huge hydroelectric resources such as Labrador's Churchill Falls" (p. 12). "In Ontario, our most populous province (13.3 million and rising fast), nuclear supplies 53 per cent of electricity". Robin Forbes, manager of external communications for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in Mississauga, Ont. said "'That dependence factors into any questions about the future of nuclear, whether it's starting a new build or maintaining existing infrastructure', she says. 'It's simply too early to predict what the future of nuclear power will look like', says Forbes, noting, however, that the lessons learned from Japan will certainly be factored into new safety standards" (p. 12).
Includes inset statistics entitled "Nuclear energy in Canada" with breakdown for New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.
Subjects
Nuclear energy - Canada
Nuclear energy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Moral and religious aspects
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Adams, Tom
Forbes, Robin
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Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 19
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 19
Mover
Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Seconder
Mrs. D.J. Maybee
Text
That General Synod urge the Church at all levels - national, diocesan, parochial and personal - to examine energy issues, fostering both awareness of impending crises and responsible decision making concerning the following:
a) energy use and wastage
b) personal and corporate lifestyles
c) methods of energy conservation
d) the means of meeting energy needs
e) the appropriateness of the various energy options in the light of their cost, benefits, disadvantages and risks. CARRIED ACT 19
Subjects
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecology - Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Letter to the editor: Investing with vision

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39123
Author
Scott, Peter
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Author
Scott, Peter
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Volume
142
Issue
5
Page
5
Notes
"Yes, it is important to reach out to those adversely affected by the declining Canadian oil industry ('Why the silence ?', March 2016, p. 4). But it is also important for us to recognize not just its contribution to climate change, but the glaring truth. For the past few years, the Canadian oil industry has been dying like a duck in a tailings pond and will continue to do so for years to come. .... What is the wisdom of investing in a dead duck ? Would it not be better for us to invest funds that will help to reskill and/or relocate workers in other employment ? There will be jobs, directly and indirectly, in alternative energy, from conservation to infrastructure to research. There will be increasing opportunities for investment in clean energy. Instead of pretending that the sky is not falling, our church investment officials need to invest with vision, following the responsible examples of the dioceses of Ottawa and Montreal".
Subjects
Oil industries - Canada
Oil industries - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disinvestment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Investments - Moral and ethical aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Climatic changes - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Program Committee Report - Public Social Responsibility Unit - Energy Alternatives

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2620
Date
1979 November 7-9
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1979 November 7-9
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Seconder
Dr. Helen Riesberry
Text
That this National Executive Council encourage the establishment of an Office of Energy Alternatives in one or more dioceses, and if possible ecumenically, and in co-operation with governments.
The dioceses are to be selected by the Energy Sub-Committee of the Public Social Responsibility Unit, in consultation with the Program Committee Chairman, and the office may include a full time staff person for a period of three years. The Energy Sub-Committee will monitor this project and evaluate it annually. CARRIED
Notes
On behalf of the members of the National Executive Council the Primate expressed appreciation to the members of the Public Social Responsibility Unit for the work they have done.
In concluding the report of the Program Committee Bishop Clarke expressed sincere appreciation to the members of the Program staff, and to the Rev. W. Lowe who served as Acting Director of Program while the Rev. C. Raymond was on Sabbatical Leave.
Subjects
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
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Public Social Responsibility : Acid Rain - Statement on Public Policy Guidelines

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1085
Date
1984 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1984 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Very Rev. P.A. Carr
Seconder
Rt. Rev. C.J. Lawrence
Prologue
The following statement was presented for consideration:
In response to the critical problem of Acid Rain and in the light of Christian theology, we support public policies that are consistent with the following guidelines:
1. Vigorous national and international action including bilateral co-operation between the governments of the United States and Canada to control acid rain.
2. Cleanup of sufficient magnitude to reduce emissions of sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen to a level necessary to protect the health of our most sensitive environments and individuals.*
3. Industrial and pollution abatement/control strategies that:
a) are environmentally sound
b) preserve existing jobs and create new ones (note amendment below)
c) encourage energy conservation and renewable energy systems.
4. Adequate funding of cleanup that will:
a) achieve by 1990 the necessary education [sic] of emissions that cause acid rain
b) distribute costs fairly among corporations, governments and consumers
c) support research into environmentally sound technologies.
5. Increased citizen participation in the legislative, regulatory, judicial and corporate accountability processes pertaining to sources and reduction of acid rain. This requires more citizen access to, and review of information regarding government and corporate cleanup plans.
6. Rigorous enforcement of clean air laws and regulations consistent with the above objectives.
* Current evidence suggests that S)2 emissions must be reduced in the United States and Canada by 50% from 1980 levels, toward reducing wet sulphate deposition to less than 18 lbs./acre/year (20 kilograms/hectare/year) to protect moderately sensitive areas and 8 lbs./acre/year (9 Kilograms/hectare/year) to protect extremely sensitive areas.
Text
That this National Executive Council approve these Guidelines, and refer them to the Public Social Responsibility Unit for action.
Moved by: Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. E.K. Lackey
That item 3(b) be amended to read, "seek to preserve existing jobs and create new ones. CARRIED
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED.
Subjects
Ecology - Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Acid rain - Canada
Acid rain - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Environmental policy - Canada
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
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Public Social Responsibility Unit

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1143
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 50
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 50
Mover
Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Seconder
Mrs. D.J. Maybee
Text
That the Unit on Public Social Responsibility be authorized to initiate ecumenical consultation to set up an inter-church task force to:
a) identify appropriate responses for the churches to make on current energy issues:
b) formulate contributions to national and regional energy policy discussions and decisions; and
c) collaborate in developing energy pilot projects to demonstrate alternative methods of using and conserving energy, and in seeking government support for these. CARRIED Act 50
Subjects
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
Interdenominational cooperation
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Sustainable Energy

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official379
Date
1991 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 21-05-91
Date
1991 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 21-05-91
Mover
Dr. D. Maybee
Seconder
Rev. Dr. S. Moxley
Text
That the National Executive Council:
1. Urge the Government of Canada to develop a sustainable energy policy which:
stresses energy efficiency, conservation, and safe renewable resources, and
protects both the integrity of the land and the way of life of aboriginal peoples; and
2. express its support for the Grand Council of the Crees, and the Inuit of Kuutjuaraapik (Great Whale River) in their opposition to the James Bay II Project. CARRIED #21-05-91
Notes
Chancellor David Wright abstained.
Subjects
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
James Bay Hydroelectric Project
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Québec (Province)
Inuit - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Sustainable energy - Canada
Sustainable energy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
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Sustainable Energy Policy

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1876
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 57
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 57
Mover
Rt. Rev. L. Peterson
Seconder
Ms. L. Sibley
Text
That this General Synod:
(a) advocate a sustainable energy policy which includes:
(1) reduction in consumption of energy and excessive reliance on fossil fuels;
(2) promotion of efficiency measures to reduce the demand for energy, especially electricity;
(3) incentives and regulations to encourage the development of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and co-generation, in place of massive hydro-electric projects and nuclear energy;
(4) rejection of the argument that polluting technologies are required to maintain our standard of living;
(5) support of simpler life-styles; and
(b) direct the Program Committee to promote the implementation of such a policy. CARRIED Act 57
Subjects
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Energy policy - Canada
Nuclear energy - Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sustainable energy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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This land is not for sale : Canada's original people and their land : a saga of neglect, exploitation, and conflict

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog4997
Author
McCullum, Hugh (Hugh Brecken), 1931-2008
Publication Date
c1975
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 C2 M3 1975
Author
McCullum, Hugh (Hugh Brecken), 1931-2008
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Book Centre
Publication Date
c1975
Physical_Description
[x], 210 p. : ill., maps
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Hugh and Karmel McCullum".
Includes bibliographical references.
"I am convinced that this book deals with two interlocking concerns which constitute focal issues for Canada at this time. These are the pattern for Northern development which we adopt, and the way in which we respond to the aboriginal rights of Canada's Native peoples, particularly to land claims. The authors of this book ... have researched a number of concrete situations in Canada, where these issues are confronting different federal government departments, different provinces and territories, and a variety of corporations and tribal groups and for the first time have brought the findings together in one publication. Because of their common conviction that the issues are of vital concern, six churches in Canada -- namely the Anglican, Lutheran, Mennonite, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and United Churches -- have supported this undertaking." -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Edward W. Scott -- Introduction -- The Land : A Century of Unfinished Business -- Energy : Our Most Non-Renewable, Non-Returnable Throw-a-Way Product -- The Mushroom Society : Paternalism, Colonialism, and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development -- Beads and Blankets : A Look at Two Modern-Day Settlements in James Bay and Alaska -- The Yukon : Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow and a Growing White Backlash -- Northern Manitoba : The Saga of How the Manitoba Government and its Crown Corporation Betrayed the Native People -- Northwest British Columbia : Where Violence may be the Only Way to Make Things Change -- The Northwest Territories : Where Land is More Important than Money -- The Churches : From the Paternalism of Yesterday to the Liberation of Today -- Alternatives : A Search for New Policies of Northern Development.
Added Entry
McCullum, Karmel Taylor, 1938-
Project North
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Claims
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Land transfers
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Legal status, laws, etc.
Inuit - Canada
Inuit - Canada - Claims
Inuit - Canada - Land transfers
Inuit - Canada - Government relations
Inuit - Canada - Legal status, laws, etc.
Canada, Northern - Economic policy
Energy policy - Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
ISBN
0-919030-10-6
Call Number
E 78 C2 M3 1975
Location
General Synod Archives
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