Category Archives: Alternative Energy

The impossible green dream

(July 12, 2022) Instead of refurbishing an old and deteriorating natural gas pipeline that has served Ottawa for 65 years, Ottawa is investing instead in a fantasy strategy it calls its Energy Evolution plan. Unfortunately, Ottawa is not alone in … Continue reading

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Ottawa is committing suicide

(June 24, 2022) Will Ottawa be the first capital city to die a woke death?

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All that glitters isn’t green. Or renewable.

(February 3, 2022) “Green” is used as a political obedience button. We are expected to agree, without closely examining proposed laws and policies. After all, how could it be bad if it’s green? We are not expected to ask “green in … Continue reading

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COPOUT26 — Face, farce and fiction, from Greta to Trudeau to Modi

There is no way to remove fossil-fuel emissions from the world without causing economic chaos.

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Planet Earth is healthier than ever, thanks to global warming

C02, while a blessing to Earth’s ecology, has been a curse to Earth’s economy.

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Wind turbines – clearly not needed

(October 30, 2019) Energy blogger Parker Gallant looks at a day of wind in October and finds that just one day provides a good example of what wind turbines do on spring and fall days. While ratepayers take a beating, the president of CanWEA talks up wind’s reliability and low-cost! Continue reading

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USMCA could kill Canadian retailers. Here’s how to save them (without handouts)

Under the new trade deal, shopping in Canada will often be too pricey to compete. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy

Wind and solar have become the fossils of the energy industry; oil, gas and coal remain the fuels of the future. Continue reading

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Shut the Pickering reactors down

Tonight! March 27, 8:30 pm @Green_Beanery – stop by for our new Grounds for Thought discussion. Join Shawn-Patrick Stensil of Greenpeace as he focuses on the Pickering problem and why he wants nuclear power out of Ontario’s energy mix. Continue reading

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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan

(November 28, 2017) The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies.

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