Learn more about responsible energy development in New Brunswick – watch our videos below.
Uranium and nuclear energy in New Brunswick and beyond
Panelists Gordon Edwards, Lorraine Rekmans and Tracy Glynn spoke on a wide range of subjects at this event on Dec. 10, 2021, including: what’s special about uranium, radioactivity, uranium mining, Indigenous community impacts and resistance, environmental racism, nuclear waste, nuclear weapons proliferation, and the 2008 campaign in New Brunswick against uranium exploration and mining. Panel moderator was Susan O’Donnell. The video includes 1 hour of presentations and 30 minutes of Q&A.
The event hosts were the RAVEN project at UNB, the Environment and Society program at STU, CRED-NB, the NB Media Co-op and Prevent Cancer Now
More nuclear reactors (SMRs) for New Brunswick?
In November 2021, this video won the annual Beth McLaughlin Environmental Journalism Award, read the story HERE. The province and NB Power are promoting two more nuclear reactors (SMRs), to be built next to the existing reactor at Point Lepreau on the Bay of Fundy. On Jan. 14, 2021, the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN) invited Susan O’Donnell, CRED-NB member and leader of the RAVEN project, to make a presentation about the proposed nuclear reactors. The video was published by the NB Media Co-op. You can view it here (31 minutes):
SMRS: Fact or Fiction?
Rick Cheeseman of the VOICES for Sustainable Environments and Communities group created this engaging presentation in both official languages that explains in everyday language what Small Modular Reactors are, and are not. It leaves it up to you to decide what is fact and what is fiction. A must-see for anyone concerned that millions of climate change funds are being quietly diverted to SMRs.
Click here to access the presentation.
Is nuclear winning?
Metta Spence, a sociologist, has been running the “Project Save the World” for Peace Magazine. They produce a video almost every weekday on YouTube with people discussing different global issues. In this video, Is Nuclear Winning, CRED-NB’s Susan O’Donnell appeared with Metta, M.V. Ramana from the University of British Columbia, and Doug Saunders from the Globe & Mail. Metta titled the video: Is Nuclear Winning? You can view the video here.
SMNRs: who is pushing them and why should we care?
CRED-NB member Dr. Susan O’Donnell participated in a panel event in June 2021 organized by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance. She spoke about SMNRs: who is pushing them and why should we care? You can view the her presentation video here:
Green Party of Canada roundtable: Nuclear policy
Fredericton Green Party MP Jenica Atwin invited CRED-NB member Dr. Susan O’Donnell and Dr. Gordon Edwards from the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility to discuss the current federal policy on nuclear and the development of new nuclear in New Brunswick.
Panel one – Bay of Fundy: Natural Wonder or Nuclear Industry Test site?
This event was organized by the RAVEN project at the University of New Brunswick with seven partners. Panel one presenters: Chief Hugh Akagi, Dr. Gordon Edwards, Dr. Dale Dewar. Moderator Dr. Susan O’Donnell.
Panel two – Bay of Fundy: Natural Wonder or Nuclear Industry Test site?
This event was organized by the RAVEN project at the University of New Brunswick with seven partners. Panel one presenters: Dr. M.V. Ramana, Dr. Edwin Lyman, Chief Ron Tremblay. Moderator Dr. Janice Harvey.
Les Réacteurs Nucléaires Modulaires
The Ecofestival de la Péninsule acadienne invited Susan O’Donnell from the RAVEN project and CRED-NB to make a presentation about the new nuclear reactors planned for the Bay of Fundy. Here’s the video. An English version of an earlier presentation is available below, More Nuclear Reactors for New Brunswick?
Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy in New Brunswick
Chris Rouse: Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy in New Brunswick: Why public investments are better than incentives. The event was organized by the Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick (CRED-NB), Extinction Rebellion New Brunswick, and the RAVEN project (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) at the University of New Brunswick.
What are the links between nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons?
CRED-NB hosted this webinar with international experts to explore the links and reflect on the lessons learned from the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons. Co-hosts were the Canadian Environmental Law Association, Beyond Nuclear and the NB Media Co-op.
Debunking the myths about Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs)
CRED-NB co-hosted this international event with Beyond Nuclear and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) on October 21, 2020 (1 hour 38 minutes).
Solar Energy Development in New Brunswick: Roundtable Webinar
A video of a lively and informative session recorded July 31, 2020 with experts and policy makers. Hosted by CRED-NB and organized by MJM Solar Solutions (1 hour)
A Sustainable Future –
Powering NB without Small Modular Nuclear Reactors
CRED-NB member Sam Arnold analyzes an alternative vision for powering New Brunswick. Posted July 27, 2020 (3 minutes)
Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in NB?
According to Sam Arnold, CRED-NB member, the SMNRs are not small, not clean, not renewable, not affordable, not necessary. Posted July 27, 2020. (3 minutes)
Dr. Gordon Edwards: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: Not small, not green, not clean, not affordable
CRED-NB was formed by the groups that hosted the visit by Dr. Gordon Edwards to New Brunswick in March 2020. This video of his webinar presentation was published by the NB Media Co-op. A transcript of the video is available here.