REGINA – Green Party of Canada interim Leader Amita Kuttner has joined her Saskatchewan Green Party counterpart Naomi Hunter in calling on Premier Scott Moe to desert his push to bring nuclear technology in the shape of small modular reactors (SMRs) to the province.
In a joint statement, the 2 leaders said that selecting the expensive nuclear option is a disastrous misstep when cheaper, cleaner and more reliable sources of energy are available. Saskatchewan had the most effective solar programs within the country before the Saskatchewan Party destroyed it. We’re considered by experts to be the very best place for solar within the country resulting from our high sun quantity. Despite this, the SaskParty is pushing nuclear.
“SMRs are a technology still in development and are available with many unaddressed issues, including cost, and disposal of nuclear waste.” they said. “They don’t even exist yet and, even once they do, it would take at the least a decade to get them online. The worsening climate crisis implies that we want zero-carbon energy today. Renewable energy alternatives will reduce greenhouse gas emission far more economically and effectively.
““We call on the provincial government to reverse course and make immediate investments in a large expansion of wind, solar and geothermal generation in addition to conservation and energy-efficient constructing retrofits.”
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