Petition to the Government of Canada Regarding CANDU Reactors

Posted on December 20, 2022 in ,

Petition to the Government of Canada Regarding CANDU Reactors

In the recent Fall Economic Statement, the federal government established a Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit, a refundable credit for up to 30% of the capital cost of qualifying equipment, including certain electricity generation projects. While small modular reactors (SMRs) are eligible under the initiative, large-scale CANDU reactors are not.

This is a major oversight. Canadian technology CANDU reactors presently supply 15% of Canada’s total electricity with clean, emissions-free nuclear power. The construction of new CANDUs and/or the refurbishment of existing units are major, long-term investments that could greatly benefit from such a clean energy incentive like this tax credit. To render them ineligible puts Canada’s current nuclear power sector at a competitive disadvantage relative to other low-carbon technologies. Utilities with CANDU reactors also happen to be significant customers for Saskatchewan uranium and Cameco’s nuclear fuel products.

A petition has been started seeking to attract public support.

Click here to sign the petition

Please note that it is open until January 17, 2023.

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