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Nov 21, 2017, 17:06 ET FAO Report Confirms Nuclear Power is Irreplaceable in Ontario's Long-Term Supply Mix

TIVERTON, ON, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) released its nuclear refurbishment report, "An Assessment of the Financial Risks of the Nuclear...


Oct 26, 2017, 15:00 ET Ontario's Nuclear Fleet to Play Key Role in Province's Energy Plan

Good News for the Environment and Economy TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Today's latest provincial Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) confirms the pivotal role nuclear energy will play in Ontario's clean...


Sep 16, 2016, 13:58 ET CUPE Local One Members at Toronto Hydro and Cogeco Peer 1 Communications Vote to Merge with the Power Workers' Union

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - On Thursday, September 15th CUPE Local One Members at Toronto Hydro and Cogeco Peer 1 Communications voted by a margin of 92 percent to merge into the Power Workers'...


Jul 13, 2016, 09:00 ET Study Finds Increased Electricity Imports from Quebec an Expensive Option for Ontario

TORONTO, July 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The Power Worker's Union (PWU) has released a study by Strategic Policy Economics (Strapolec) that demonstrates increasing firm electricity imports from Quebec would be ...


Dec 03, 2015, 10:55 ET Ontario Secures Agreement for Greenhouse Gas Emission-Free Electricity Supply

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and Bruce Power have reached an agreement that will secure approximately 30 percent of Ontario's electricity...


Nov 12, 2015, 12:00 ET Former White House climate change director in Toronto, promotes a modern, clean electricity system

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Carol M. Browner, former Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy for President Obama, will be visiting Toronto today to discuss the...


Nov 14, 2014, 10:24 ET Splitting Hydro One and Selling Its Electricity Distribution System Would Be Bad News for Ontario

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Power Workers' Union advises the Wynne government and all Ontarians to be highly suspect of the recommendations made in the initial report of the Premier's Advisory ...


Mar 20, 2014, 15:35 ET Power Workers' Union Increases Equity Share in Bruce Power Limited Partnership

TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Power Workers' Union (PWU) is pleased to announce that it will increase its equity in Bruce Power, acquiring approximately an additional 1.25 percent share of the...


Jan 31, 2014, 08:33 ET Power Workers' Union Applauds Bruce Power Ownership Announcement

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Power Workers' Union (PWU) President, Don MacKinnon expressed his support for today's announcement from Bruce Power regarding changes to its ownership structure. "We...


Nov 18, 2013, 06:00 ET Conversion of Ontario's Coal Stations to Use Advanced Biomass is Good for Ontario

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Energy Minister's recent announcement to convert the Thunder Bay Generating Station (GS) to advanced biomass is a step in the right direction and will...


Jul 08, 2013, 11:28 ET New study concludes nuclear generation is the best investment for Ontario's energy future

The nuclear generation investments in the Long Term Energy Plan lead to $60 Billion in economic benefits and 100,000 more jobs TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - A new detailed analysis concludes that...


Jan 10, 2013, 12:51 ET Today's Lambton and Nanticoke Station Closure Announcement Is More Political Smoke and Mirrors

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Today's announcement by the Premier, advancing the schedule for closing the Lambton and Nanticoke Generating Stations, is full of political rhetoric and ignores the...


Oct 17, 2012, 14:26 ET Power Workers' Congratulate Bruce Power and Hydro One For Project Accomplishments

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Bruce Power and Hydro One achieved major milestones with the return to service of Unit 2 at the Bruce Nuclear Station and the new high voltage Bruce to Milton...


Sep 20, 2012, 10:27 ET Bruce Power Reaches a Key Milestone - Good News for Ontario's Electricity System

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Yesterday's announcement by Bruce Power that its Unit 1, 750 megawatt CANDU reactor produced electricity for the first time in 15 years is a big step forward in the...


Jul 20, 2012, 09:13 ET Much More to the Story of the Cancelled Mississauga Natural Gas Generating Station for Electricity Consumers

TORONTO, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Power Workers' Union (PWU) warned that any further delay in the low-cost, low-risk conversion of Ontario's coal generating stations from coal to natural gas...