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Public Transit Tax Credit

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Bring back the incentive to save on taxes by choosing to take public transit! 

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Ways I would decrease energy use

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Provide incentives for people to use less energy (e.g, tax rebates) and make energy efficient and clean energy options easily accessible 

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Replace Fossil Fuels and Uranium with Thorium

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Thorium is considered the "most abundant, most readily available, cleanest, and safest energy source on Earth," science writer Richard Martin. Thoriu .... Lire la suite

Thorium is considered the "most abundant, most readily available, cleanest, and safest energy source on Earth," science writer Richard Martin.

Thorium-based nuclear power is nuclear reactor-based, fuelled primarily by the nuclear fission of the isotope uranium-233 produced from the fertile element thorium. According to proponents, a thorium fuel cycle offers several potential advantages over a uranium fuel cycle—including much greater abundance on Earth, superior physical and nuclear fuel properties, and reduced nuclear waste production.

Some believe thorium is key to developing a new generation of cleaner, safer nuclear power. According to an opinion piece by a group of scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, considering its overall potential, thorium-based power "can mean a 1000+ year solution or a quality low-carbon bridge to truly sustainable energy sources solving a huge portion of mankind’s negative environmental impact."

After studying the feasibility of using thorium, nuclear scientists Ralph W. Moir and Edward Teller suggested that thorium nuclear research should be restarted after a three-decade shutdown and that a small prototype plant should be built.

The World Nuclear Association explains some of the possible benefits:

  • Thorium is three times as abundant as uranium and nearly as abundant as lead and gallium in the Earth's crust. The Thorium Energy Alliance estimates "there is enough thorium in the United States alone to power the country at its current energy level for over 1,000 years.” Almost all thorium is fertile Th-232, compared to uranium that is composed of 99.3% fertile U-238 and 0.7% more valuable fissile U-235.
  • Canadian CANDU reactors are capable of using thorium.
  • It is very difficult to make a practical nuclear bomb from a thorium reactor's by-products.
  • There is much less nuclear waste—up to two orders of magnitude less, states Moir and Teller, eliminating the need for large-scale or long-term storage; "Chinese scientists claim that hazardous waste will be a thousand times less than with uranium." The radioactivity of the resulting waste also drops down to safe levels after just a few hundred years, compared to tens of thousands of years needed for current nuclear waste to cool off.
  • According to Moir and Teller, "once started up it needs no other fuel except thorium because it makes most or all of its own fuel." This only applies to breeding reactors, which produce at least as much fissile material as they consume.
  • Thorium fuel cycle is a potential way to produce long term nuclear energy with low radio-toxicity waste. In addition, the transition to thorium could be done through the incineration of weapons grade plutonium (WPu) or civilian plutonium.
  • Since all natural thorium can be used as fuel no expensive fuel enrichment is needed.
  • Comparing the amount of thorium needed with coal, Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia of CERN, (European Organization for Nuclear Research), estimates that one ton of thorium can produce as much energy as 200 tons of uranium, or 3,500,000 tons of coal.
  • Liquid fluoride thorium reactors are designed to be meltdown proof. A plug at the bottom of the reactor melts in the event of a power failure or if temperatures exceed a set limit, draining the fuel into an underground tank for safe storage.

Mining thorium is safer and more efficient than mining uranium. Thorium's ore monazite generally contains higher concentrations of thorium than the percentage of uranium found in its respective ore. This makes thorium a more cost efficient and less environmentally damaging fuel source. Thorium mining is also easier and less dangerous than uranium mining, as the mine is an open pit which requires no ventilation, unlike underground uranium mines, where radon levels can be potentially harmful.

 

I do support green energy such as wind, solar, geo-thermal, tidal etc. This could be part of an integrated energy network that includes all non-fossil fuels and bring us to zero carbon without any power interruptions or supply/demand issues.

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Incentives for landlords to upgrade & reno

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As a renter, the amount of things under my control (light bulbs, electricity use timing) are limited and pale in comparison to the difference more eff .... Lire la suite

As a renter, the amount of things under my control (light bulbs, electricity use timing) are limited and pale in comparison to the difference more efficient windows, insulation and large appliances would make. 

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More Earth Days

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Have more earth days where people are encouraged to use less electricity. Maybe have a rallying of the wards to do this. Better recycling initiative .... Lire la suite

Have more earth days where people are

encouraged to use less electricity. Maybe have a rallying of the wards to do this.

Better recycling initiatives also.

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Renewable Energy

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I live in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. A province of Oil profit and Oil jobs, the political parties are noticable biased toward Oil profit .... Lire la suite

I live in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. A province of Oil profit and Oil jobs, the political parties are noticable biased toward Oil profit, Nalcor, Hydro and other big business in province.

Our energy costs are high and getting higher by the day. The way government has choose to run the electrical utilities is extremely incompetent. The contracts run amok with huge salaries, continuances, severances and such with very little review or supervision.

What is worst is until very recently they squashed all independent development and interest in renewable personal energy sources such as Windmills and Solar. We can't feed excessive energy to the grid as some provinces can and considering we had blackouts in our coldest months and warnings against power usage at peak season and a general strain on an old faltering system through Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland Hydro who share a Monopoly divided by region. There is no other choice but to use this inefficient, failing, expensive and non environment friendly source of Energy.

There are many rebates for home heating insulation, power cost cutting measures, but very little to promote renewable clean energies. Nor will the province seem to investigate more reasonable money saving and cost cutting green energy now that it's contracted muskrat falls

The gross misuse of government funding and oversight through political biased and manipulation is highly affecting not only the common person and their bill but also visably destroying our environment. 

We need to put into action windmill operations in our windiest province and encourage personal renewable energies through pay back credit on the grid and tax benefits and encouragement for entrepreneurs and business to bring in renewable energy projects, and materials. And especially offer the course of study at once of the provinces secondary education facilities.

We can change where we make our money and improve the environment while creating jobs and more educated individuals. The skills can be changed over.  The courses and diplomas can be created.

The purpose of government is to unite all a land in common goal, promote once unified message and enforce it. And in the past several decades it's become more of a power balance then a promotion of personal welfare, enconomy and growth.

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A Canadian NREL turning wind, solar and storage into strategic energy sources

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We need an agency that advocates, conducts R&D, into markets and renewable energy like the NREL in the USA. It needs to have the mandate of reducing c .... Lire la suite

We need an agency that advocates, conducts R&D, into markets and renewable energy like the NREL in the USA. It needs to have the mandate of reducing costs, increasing adoption of renewable energy across the country. Educating consumers, government and business alike. Turning wind, solar and storage into strategic energy sources like China.

 

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Energy rates

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Just apply higher rates according to a table and different ranges of use, the more you use the more you pay, the less you use up to a certain limit yo .... Lire la suite

Just apply higher rates according to a table and different ranges of use, the more you use the more you pay, the less you use up to a certain limit you get rebates,  promote incentives to move from ea higher range to a lower one

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small generator using neodymium magnet sphere

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small Ac generator using neodymium magnet sphere - ac generator head, dc motor, coil without core and battery.  - battery - solar panels http://scie .... Lire la suite

small Ac generator using neodymium magnet sphere - ac generator head, dc motor, coil without core and battery.  - battery - solar panels

http://sciencetoolbar.com

 

 

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