Wednesday April 27, 2016

Five years after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident: nuclear safety improvements and lessons learnt is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

Countries around the world continue to implement safety improvements and corrective actions based on lessons learnt from the 11 March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This report provides a high-level summary and update on these activities, and outlines further lessons learnt and challenges identified for future consideration. It focuses on actions taken by NEA committees and NEA member countries, and as such is complementary to reports produced by other international organisations.

(Source: OECD)

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Did you know that a group of graduating architecture students from Carleton University has created a proposed plan for the Pinecrest Creek area in the City of Ottawa?

The plan includes a new park and a restored Pinecrest Creek.

Read more.

(Source: Ottawa Citizen)

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Thursday April 21, 2016

Energy policies of IEA countries: Canada, 2015 is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

Canada has continued to harvest its vast natural resources and witnessed a shale revolution alongside rising oil sands production and investment in the energy sector over the past five years. The medium-term outlook for gas/oil production and exports, however, is challenging amid uncertainties around pipeline developments and an era of low prices, abundant global supplies and surging production in the United States, Canada’s main export market.

Canada maintains the highest energy supply per capita among IEA member countries. Emissions from the oil and gas sectors increased by 14% in 2005-13, despite Canada’s low-carbon electricity mix (largely hydro and nuclear).

(Source: OECD)

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