October 05, 2016

City Councillor pans hypocrisy of Vision Vancouver’s “green at all costs” policies

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

I met with NPA City Councillor Melissa De Genova to discuss Vision Vancouver's Renewable City Plan which calls for an end to natural gas and all fossil fuel use within the city by 2050.

Watch as Councillor De Genova explains that despite a 20+ strong communications staff at City Hall, she still doesn’t have the details of the plan to share with concerned residents who are calling her with questions.

As she explains, local industries, businesses and in particular, the restaurant industry who rely on natural gas, will have a hard time adapting if they’re forced to go electric. This will also impact families who may be required to remove their furnaces when renovating their homes.

We’re also concerned that BC could follow the path of Ontario where they have seen a three fold increase in hydro-rates due to similar strategies to avoid fossil fuel forms of energy.

De Genova, probably correctly, accuses Vision Vancouver of living in a bubble and not understanding the impact that higher energy rates could have on are already expensive city.

It’s also hard to miss the hypocrisy of these environmental policies when there is no vocal support for the expansion of hydro-electric capacity in the form of the Site C dam.

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commented 2016-10-06 01:14:21 -0400
British Columbia, as few regions of the world, is mightily blessed with both natural gas deposits and by mighty rivers able to produce cheap hydro power around the clock… But in this scenario of the ultimate madness we have Greenies opposing both of those power sources!! The Site C dam on the Peace River is being opposed for what – eight families that are going to be richly compensated to move off the floodplain?.. As for natural gas, the rolling plains as far as the eye can see from Ft. St. John, is full off capped gas wells just 793 kms. from Vancouver…. (Capable of producing gas for all the world for hundreds of years!) Madness! Sheer Madness!… Maybe Mayor Gregor Moonbeam will start paying attention when his favourite bath house starts jacking up the rates due to increased heating bills?…
commented 2016-10-05 22:28:44 -0400
Not one green project can be built or operated without oil and oil by products.

Not one person can walk in their house and name one product that is there that has not been touched by oil or oil by-products. Not even in their fridges.

Not one person and not one item

Cut off all oil and you will see people grubbing in the ditches for food within 14 days with their bare hands – if they do not start rioting first.
commented 2016-10-05 22:26:28 -0400
Not one green project can be built or operated without oil and oil by products.

Not one person can walk in their house and name on product that is there that has not been touched by oil or oil by-products. not even in their fridges.

Not one person and not one item

Cut off all oil and you will see people grubbing in the ditches for food within 14 days with their bare hands – if they do not start rioting first.
commented 2016-10-05 18:01:35 -0400
For me, the most important aspect of natural gas is that it works in winter. A priority for us in our carpenter’s special house was to replace the electric stove and oven with an NG one, because the power tends to go out at least once in a N. Alberta winter. Power goes out, oven keeps us warm. The sad thing is the furnace is forced air like all, as opposed to gravity, otherwise we would not need to rely on the oven.

By the way, if using energy is bad when their are eco-alternatives, should we not start ignoring building codes and go back to gravity furnaces, which gave that nice penetrating heat without need for a high amp fan?
commented 2016-10-05 17:40:12 -0400
The only “green” Vancouver cares about is Hong Kong yen – the rest is lip service for the zombie gens.
commented 2016-10-05 17:39:07 -0400
While D Genova has some points, when she says there are better ways to “Go Green” she is buying into the whole Man Made Climate Scam.

We should never argue about the best way of going green, we should be arguing the fallacy of the scam. As long as we argue about how to combat “Man Made Climate Change”, we are admitting that there is such a thing.
commented 2016-10-05 16:43:38 -0400
Back in the early 70s my friend had a some land and a nice cabin directly in the path of a power line, to stave off eminent domain he accepted the offer of free electricity for life. He use to close up his cabin for winter and closed down everything but not since the 70s. since he heats with electricity he leaves his lights on and sets the temperature to 80 degrees all winter long.
WHAT A LUCKY FELLOW
commented 2016-10-05 16:12:20 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-10-05 16:10:37 -0400
PA City Councillor Melissa De Genova is just the pawn in the process to go “all green” so that vendors kick back to the shitbag politicians that put this fucking crap into place.

If kickbacks from vendors were made illegal and warranted jail time for all parties involved, our world would become real again and this phony “green shit” would go away over night.
commented 2016-10-05 16:07:45 -0400
Just when you thought that the round door knob ban was stupid.

If the "greener cities " had to put windmills and solar panels on their homes and rooftops instead of littering and infesting good agricultural and forestry land , would the citiots vote differently? Just think of the savings in transmission lines alone.

It just goes to show that greentards don’t have an answer, just raise taxes, and all you peons shut up and pay pay pay.