Category Archives: Green-Scam

France suspends fuel tax rise that lead to Yellow Vest protests for 6 months

France’s PM has announced a six-month suspension of a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests.

Edouard Philippe said that people’s anger must be heard, and the measures would not be applied until there had been proper debate with those affected.

The protests have hit major French cities, causing considerable damage for the past three weekends.

The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) protests have now grown to reflect more widespread anger at the government.


Most Canadians won’t change behaviour to fight climate change, poll says

A new poll suggests a majority of Canadians are aware of the federal government’s carbon pricing plan, but don’t intend change their behaviour when it comes to fighting climate change.

In answering the survey conducted last week by Forum Research poll, 62 per cent said they were aware or very aware of the plan, but 53 per cent said it wouldn’t change their behaviour.

We need to make riots a cultural value.


Ontario making it free to pollute says raw sewage into rivers advocate – “Free to pollute” is the new “Tax payer rape”

‘They’re making it free to pollute’: Environment Minister Catherine McKenna rejects Ontario’s ‘backwards’ climate policy

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna spurned Ontario’s “backwards” climate plan Thursday, suggesting Ottawa will push ahead with plans to enforce a carbon tax in Canada’s second-most polluting province.

“All I know about Doug Ford’s plan — Premier Ford’s plan — is that they’re going backwards on climate action, that they’re making it free to pollute,” McKenna told reporters Thursday.

“Free to pollute” is the new “Tax payer rape”


It’s Time To Kill Electric Lemons

I saw the Electric Lemons open for ZZ Top in ’82.

Electric cars are touted as an important part of combating climate change — the idea that human activity is destroying the planet so it must be managed by bureaucrats. But aside from a few devotees, the public wasn’t interested in electric cars. Not because people hate the planet, but because they are expensive and inconvenient.


What Could Take the Shine Off of Solar? A Waste Problem

Sam Vanderhoof is still thinking about the 12,000 solar panels in Puerto Rico he can’t recycle. Vanderhoof’s recycling site is in Arizona, and the panels, destroyed by Hurricane Maria, are far enough to make the shipping costs unmanageable.

After first getting a call about them in September, Vanderhoof, founder and owner of Solar CowboyZ, a consulting firm in California, hasn’t heard anything. As far as he knows, the panels are still there.


Six Years Ago Obama Promised to Buy a Chevy Volt. Now It Is Dead

Six years ago, President Barack Obama promised to buy a Chevy Volt after his presidency.

“I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line,” Obama announced to a cheering crowd of United Auto Workers activists. “Even though Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I’ll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself.”

Now it looks like Obama will not get his chance to make good on the promise.


Rex Murphy: Shelve those ‘carbon’ taxes until the oil is flowing

Lewis Carroll is alive and well, and writing Canada’s energy policy.

I am willing to offer the dead but gifted master of the absurd the credit, mainly because I think it would be cruel to ascribe it to living intelligences. However — that gesture of mercy aside — reality sees it otherwise, and we know it is the masterminds of the PMO who have brought the energy policy of our country to the total and possibly irredeemable mess that it now so very emphatically is.


Ottawa turns to two ‘clean growth leaders’ to lead climate advisory panel

The federal government is turning to a longtime environmental activist and the CEO of the country’s largest community credit union as it seeks advice on how to reach its climate change targets, particularly in the transportation and buildings sectors.

The newly named panel chairs are Steven Guilbeault, co-founder of Equiterre, a Quebec-based non-profit that promotes sustainable agriculture and solutions to environmental degradation, and Tamara Vrooman, president and CEO of Vancity, a member-owned financial cooperative.


Peter Foster: Another report reluctantly admits that ‘green’ energy is a disastrous flop

This report should be profoundly embarrassing to the government of Justin Trudeau

Amid hundreds of graphs, charts and tables in the latest World Energy Outlook (WEO) released last week by the International Energy Agency, there is one fundamental piece of information that you have to work out for yourself: the percentage of total global primary energy demand provided by wind and solar. The answer is 1.1 per cent. The policy mountains have laboured and brought forth not just a mouse, but — as the report reluctantly acknowledges — an enormously disruptive mouse.


British Columbia moves to phase out non-electric car sales by 2040

British Columbia’s premier said on Tuesday his government will introduce legislation next year that will require all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province by 2040 to be electric or zero-emission vehicles.

Premier John Horgan said the government will phase in the sales targets, which apply only to new vehicles. They will start at 10 percent by 2025, rising to 30 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2040.

To support the plan, British Columbia will expand its fast-charging network and spend an addition C$20 million ($15 million) this year on incentives for consumers who buy electric vehicles.

MORE… Can an electric vehicle conquer Canada’s ‘Highway Thru Hell’?


Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer

As a new study confirms, turbines would have to be stacked across state-sized swaths of the American landscape.

On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that nations around the world must cut their greenhouse-gas emissions drastically to reduce the possibility of catastrophic climate change. The report emphasizes “fast deployment of renewables like solar and wind” and largely ignores the essential role nuclear energy must play in any decarbonization effort.

Four days earlier, to much less fanfare, two Harvard researchers published a paper showing that trying to fuel our energy-intensive society solely with renewables would require cartoonish amounts of land. How cartoonish? Consider: meeting America’s current demand for electricity alone—not including gasoline or jet fuel, or the natural gas required for things like space heating and fertilizer production—would require covering a territory twice the size of California with wind turbines.


Kelly McParland: Trudeau Liberals position carbon tax as ‘we care, those guys don’t’

After several days of studying the reaction to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax for provinces that don’t want a carbon tax, the case in favour seems to go like this: it’s not much, and it probably won’t accomplish a lot; it’s complicated and badly structured; it adds another burden on small business enterprises already stuck with umpteen nitpicky federal and provincial rules hampering their efforts to make a living; and Canada isn’t really all that big a problem as emissions go. But what the heck. At least if we do this we can say, “hey, we’re trying,” and maybe stop arguing about it for a while. And besides, what’s the alternative?


Tim The Enchanter Calls For Global Warming Rebellion

Ex-Archbishop Rowan Williams Joins Calls for Green Uprising

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has joined calls for a popular uprising to protest against the “unprecedented global emergency” of climate change.

Williams is among 94 scientists, politicians, academics, and green activists who have written to The Guardian in support of the campaign of civil disobedience, led by a group called Extinction Rebellion.


Rex Murphy: The UN climate-change panel that cried wolf too often

Everybody loves the Apocalypse. The idea of the end of the world, the more imminent the better, has always had enthusiastic popular support. For as long as we’ve enjoyed life on this delightful Earth there has been a morose and righteous sect of one sort or another telling us the lease was nearly up, the doomsday bailiff coming any minute now to shut things down forever. And whether from the abrasive thrill of the message, or the melodrama of the scenario, people have lapped it up.