Justin Trudeau – Letters Feb. 7: Standing up against hate in Edmonton
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(Some would argue he has accomplished exactly what he set out to do.)
WAR ON OIL
A column on Friday, Jan. 29 in the Financial Post by Terence Corcoran, “The ugly left-wing media smear storm of Alberta’s anti-energy inquiry” continues to shed light on Alberta’s plight. The highlighted two reports by Dr. Tammy Nemeth, a Canadian with a PhD in history, have caused the greens, NDP and even the Globe and Mailto lose their minds. That’s because these reports question pretty well everything we’ve been force fed by the greens and media for most of this century. A report by U.S. oil lobby group Energy in Depth shows just how much foreign money poured into Canada to help block oilsands expansion, Northern Gateway, Energy East and ultimately Keystone XL. This money was also used to try to stop Trans Mountain and the Enbridge Line 9 reversal but failed. It is a frustrating battle industrious Albertans are up against.
(We don’t want to be battling with anyone, yet here we are, being dictated to by others. And oddly, some Albertans just don’t care.)
So GM wants to supply only “vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions by 2035”. CEO Mary Barra says GM is, “working to develop a shared vision of an all-electric future”.Apple-converted-space”/>Well, Mary, lots of luck with that! GM is now in lockstep with California, where Pacific Gas and Electric has just come out of bankruptcy. They have chronic power outages now, but wait until there are a million electric cars all trying to recharge at the same time. California imports about 30% of its power from a variety of sources, not all of which are “zero emission”. Even if PG&E started on a nuclear power program today, they could not supply all the required “clean”Apple-converted-space”/>power by 2035. Other problems include the present battery technology that requires rare metals with limited availability, and the obvious inadequacy of the community distribution system.