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The Green Barbarian wrote: Jul 16th, 2023, 12:57 pm
Gone_Fishin wrote: Jul 16th, 2023, 8:14 am

It's in the NDP's best interests to choose a new leader who is smarter than Notley in order to carry the party forward.

Notley has made several critical errors that have sewered the NDP's chances in elections.

I would suggest that the NDP look to this new leader for a big bump in IQ and ability. Most certainly, this new leader is a more useful candidate than the usual bundle of activists, union thugs, and SJW's.

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I'd say that candidate is over-qualified to be the leader of the NDP.
True, and is now the premier of Alberta.
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Pappywinkle wrote: Nov 24th, 2021, 12:37 pm
The Green Barbarian wrote: Nov 17th, 2021, 8:34 pm It's just plain nonsense.
I agree that defending oil and gas subsidies is complete nonsense, which is another reason why the incompetent loser Jason Kenney will be kicked to the curb in the next election. Alberta will be so much better off with the much more competent Rachel Notley leading the province instead of the disastrous UCP that ran Alberta's economy into the ground.
Who won the Provincial Election in Alberta?
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Danielle Smith Rips Off the Mask

"Her combative, gaslighting persona was put away for the election campaign. It was back this week.

If you were wondering whether the often-controversial Premier Danielle Smith would become less controversial after winning Alberta’s May election, have I got news for you.

She’s not.

In fact, she has begun cranking up the controversy dial once again.

Smith may have presented a reasonable and measured face during the election campaign but it seems the antagonistic Smith who won the United Conservative Party leadership race a year ago — with a campaign heavy on half-truths, contradictions and gaslighting — is back.

We saw her on full display this week.

During a 45-minute news conference called by Smith to air her grievances against the federal government’s proposed Clean Electricity Regulations, she managed to confuse and frustrate journalists who wanted to know why her government on Aug. 3 abruptly imposed a seven-month moratorium on all new wind and solar energy projects over one megawatt (one megawatt is enough power for about 160 homes).

The moratorium sparked outrage from representatives of the renewable energy industry that said the government never consulted with them or even gave them a heads up about the impending moratorium that could imperil thousands of jobs and billions of investment dollars.

“The Alberta Electric System Operator asked for us to do a pause to make sure that we could address issues of stability of the grid,” Smith told reporters and added, “the Alberta Utilities Commission asked us to do a pause while we figured out how we could deal with end of life reclamation.”

She then blamed journalists for not reporting the moratorium was not her idea but the regulators.

“So I would just encourage you to dig up that original press release that we put out and look at what the two regulators have asked us to do.”

Except journalists had read the letters attached to the Aug. 3 press release and discovered neither the AUC nor the AESO asked the government for a moratorium."


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"Smith says the moratorium is simply designed to make sure Alberta’s electricity grid can produce reliable, affordable power. Her critics fear she simply wants to trip up solar and wind projects to antagonize Ottawa, appease her rural Conservative base and help the fossil fuel industry.

After all, this is a premier who, out for retribution against health officials for supporting pandemic mandates, fired the entire board of Alberta Health Services under the guise of improving the health-care system.
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Smith has a tendency to make up her version of reality and then cling to it when confronted by, well, reality. Throughout the UCP leadership race a year ago she insisted the “federal government landlocked our resources” while conveniently ignoring the fact the Liberal government was spending more than $20 billion to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline (now more than $23 billion).

Come to think of it, she’s still arguing the federal government is doing nothing to help Alberta’s energy industry. When she’s reminded by reporters TMX is 80-per-cent done and scheduled to open next year, Smith simply expresses doubts that it will ever be completed."


https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2023/08/17/D ... ign=170823
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Ah yes ,The Tyee another pathetic hit opinion against a leader willing to stand up for the people of Alberta against the jt tyranny
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George Orwell 1984 wrote: Aug 18th, 2023, 7:33 am Ah yes ,The Tyee another pathetic hit opinion against a leader willing to stand up for the people of Alberta against the jt tyranny
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Their bias is further left than CBC. All one needs to do is check out the comments. Those people love crapping on Alberta.
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fluffy wrote: Aug 18th, 2023, 5:00 am

The moratorium sparked outrage from representatives of the renewable energy industry that said the government never consulted with them or even gave them a heads up about the impending moratorium that could imperil thousands of jobs and billions of investment dollars.
LOL - really Graham? Mr. "Award winning journalist"? Thousands of jobs? Doing what exactly? Billions of investment dollars? Or government taxpayer dollars. Man is the Tyee a garbage "news" outlet. Just such freaking horrible liars.
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Estimated 24,000 jobs, $33B in investments at risk because of renewables freeze: Pembina Institute

Courtney Smith, spokesperson for the Calgary-based clean energy think tank, said Pembina researchers reviewed the Alberta Electric System Operator’s list of electricity generation projects in development in relation to their approval status from the Alberta Utility Commission to determine how many projects are impacted by the Smith Government’s freeze on renewable energy development.

“Public data shows that 118 projects are currently in development and are either waiting for permitting approval or could submit an approval application within the next few months,” the fact sheet by Jason Wang and Will Noel released this morning said. “These projects represent at least $33 billion of investment and more than 24,000 job-years,” it continued.

When the government unexpectedly declared the moratorium on approvals for renewable projects over one megawatt on Aug. 3, the 118 impacted projects were comprised of 12.7 gigawatts of solar, 5.3 gigawatts of wind, and 1.5 gigawatts of battery storage proposed by 64 different development companies or partnerships, the paper says.

In addition to the 24,000 jobs and $33 billion in investments put at risk, the projects would have contributed an additional $263 million a year in tax and land-lease revenue to 27 different municipalities, the report says.


https://albertapolitics.ca/2023/08/esti ... institute/
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fluffy wrote: Aug 25th, 2023, 6:55 am Estimated 24,000 jobs, $33B in investments at risk because of renewables freeze: Pembina Institute

Courtney Smith, spokesperson for the Calgary-based clean energy think tank, said Pembina researchers reviewed the Alberta Electric System Operator’s list of electricity generation projects in development in relation to their approval status from the Alberta Utility Commission to determine how many projects are impacted by the Smith Government’s freeze on renewable energy development.

“Public data shows that 118 projects are currently in development and are either waiting for permitting approval or could submit an approval application within the next few months,” the fact sheet by Jason Wang and Will Noel released this morning said. “These projects represent at least $33 billion of investment and more than 24,000 job-years,” it continued.

When the government unexpectedly declared the moratorium on approvals for renewable projects over one megawatt on Aug. 3, the 118 impacted projects were comprised of 12.7 gigawatts of solar, 5.3 gigawatts of wind, and 1.5 gigawatts of battery storage proposed by 64 different development companies or partnerships, the paper says.

In addition to the 24,000 jobs and $33 billion in investments put at risk, the projects would have contributed an additional $263 million a year in tax and land-lease revenue to 27 different municipalities, the report says.


https://albertapolitics.ca/2023/08/esti ... institute/
The Uneconomic "just-transition" scheme doesn't work for all provinces.

This is simple stuff.

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If the Liberals want to set up solar and wind renewables in Quebec, have at it.

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Alberta's headlong rush to waste billions of dollars to blight valuable farmland with wind/solar farms and that would only serve to make electricity more expensive and unreliable and has been put on pause. For thinking people, that's good news. For “climate crisis” ideologues, the move is part of Danielle Smith's incomprehensible scheme to destroy the planet.

Of course, those who wish to go "greener” can still get generous government subsidies to install grid-tied solar panels in their yards and on their homes. It's a questionable investment at best, but at least it doesn't necessitate covering the province with costly copper transmission lines and unrecyclable junk.
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fluffy wrote: Jul 14th, 2023, 4:14 am
raft-cove wrote: Jul 13th, 2023, 11:42 amWhat exactly are the "longer term considerations" of a thriving Oil & Gas sector in Canada?
I was thinking about the longer term considerations of the burning of fossil fuels for energy. That information is readily available, no need to go through it again here.
It's actually not readily available.
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fluffy wrote: Aug 25th, 2023, 6:55 am Estimated 24,000 jobs, $33B in investments at risk because of renewables freeze: Pembina Institute
I still ask the question - billions of dollars and thousands of jobs? The brain dead evil losers at the Pembina Institute are a completely unreliable source of information, and are known "climate liars". Is there a source out there regarding these insane and unverifiable comments about "billions of dollars" in fraudulent "renewable" investment being lost? I didn't think so.

Renewable are total garbage.
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d0nb wrote: Aug 25th, 2023, 10:38 am Alberta's headlong rush to waste billions of dollars to blight valuable farmland with wind/solar farms and that would only serve to make electricity more expensive and unreliable and has been put on pause. For thinking people, that's good news. For “climate crisis” ideologues, the move is part of Danielle Smith's incomprehensible scheme to destroy the planet.
A little over-dramatic, but essentially true. Alberta has seen it's electrical rates double over the past year. This is being blamed in part, on the shift away from fossil fuel based electrical generation, specifically the mothballing of coal fired plants in favor of natural gas, wind and solar. The dispute at the heart of this is whether or not the need to reduce GHG emissions is legitimate, and is the expense involved in doing that justified ?

This question could very well be at the center of our next federal election. Short-term vs. long-term. Alarmists vs. deniers.
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fluffy wrote: Aug 26th, 2023, 4:48 am The dispute at the heart of this is whether or not the need to reduce GHG emissions is legitimate,
why is this being disputed? The need is just not there, not in Canada anyway.
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Veteran Calgary media personality Rob Breckenridge chimes in on Ms. Smith's performance:

Government falls short on truth and transparency with energy plans

"Alberta finds itself at an important moment when it comes to the future of our electricity grid. The decisions made on how to operate and expand the grid, how to manage rapid growth in renewables, and how and whether to comply with federal net-zero targets will have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences.

Not everyone is going to agree with those decisions but we deserve to know that the government is acting in Alberta’s best interests. Trust is crucial here, and the moment demands honesty and transparency. Unfortunately, the government is already falling short.

Perhaps it’s naive to think that political games and agendas can be left on the sidelines. Perhaps it’s also true that Ottawa is guilty of its own gamesmanship and agendas, but that’s no excuse for more of the same.

Premier Danielle Smith, for example, has insisted that she’s prepared to pursue negotiations with the feds to see if there’s room to manoeuvre on the expectation of a net-zero electricity grid by 2035. As it stands now, it will be a tall order for the province to achieve that. If the feds refuse to budge, then we’ll have to examine other options, including a constitutional challenge.

But despite the premier’s nod to diplomacy, she came out hard on Twitter (a.k.a. ‘X’) last week, suggesting that the federal environment minister is guilty of some glaring double standards. Smith accused Steven Guilbeault of supporting China’s 2060 net-zero target while insisting upon a 2035 target for Alberta. She also wondered about the minister seemingly being fine with Europe’s 2050 net-zero target.

Let’s be clear, however: 2050 is not only Europe’s net-zero target — it’s Canada’s target and it’s Alberta’s target. On this, we’re all on the same page — which the premier surely knows. We can disagree with Ottawa’s contention that a 2035 net-zero grid is a necessary step on that path, but it’s disingenuous to draw the comparison the way the premier did."


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"The premier insisted last week that the regulators — namely, the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Alberta Electric System Operator — asked for the moratorium, and pointed to the letters that were issued last month as proof.

Except that neither letter makes such a request. The AUC letter merely identifies some of the aforementioned challenges that need to be addressed. The AESO letter does reference a moratorium, but merely in the context of thanking the government for advising them of their intention to implement one.

Keep in mind, these letters are dated July 21, and the moratorium wasn’t announced until Aug. 3. So we’re still left wondering why the decision was made, and now we can add the question of when the decision was made.

We deserve much better than this. The stakes are too high for this kind of nonsense."


https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/colum ... ergy-plans

https://globalnews.ca/author/rob-breakenridge/
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