National Working Group on Energy and the Environment
Organization profile published 1984 (Spring)
Year Published: 1984
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2901A
Abstract: The National Working Group on Energy And The Environment (NWGEE) is the latest of a series of task forces and committees of the United-Church's Division of Mission in Canada which have dealt with various energy and environmental issues. An early focus of the Church's interest in energy was the Canadian nuclear industry, which was described and criticized in Number 15 of the Church's Issue series of newsheets on social issues (April 1977). The NWGEE has maintained this interest in nuclear energy in supporting both national and regional church and inter-church groups opposed to further nuclear developments, and in calling on the federal government to undertake a national inquiry into all aspects of nuclear fuel system. The Working Group is also interested in alternative "soft path" energy strategies, such as solar power and conservation. In dealing with all these issues, the primary concern is with justice and equity: the Group criticizes prevailing energy policies and projects for their unjust and inequitable effects on the weaker members of the society, especially the poor and Native peoples.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.