November 22, 2015

Tiny Greenpeace protest vs big Stand Up For Alberta rally: Guess who NDP listens to?

Rebel Staff
 

Greenpeace had a rally outside the legislature to push Alberta to move to one hundred percent renewables.

OK, it wasn't much of a rally. Seventeen or eighteen people showed up. But at least they had a lot of leg room and space for their purses and hippy satchels up there in the legislature gallery!

I waded into the crowd but no one wanted to talk to me except for one man. And I appreciated his honesty. He admitted that the whole idea of 100% renewable energy is a pipe dream. But not an oil pipe. They don’t like those.

These are the people the NDP say they are listening to when they say they are listening to Albertans and moving ahead with their plans to move away from fossil fuels and save the planet. This handful.

But the NDP government is ignoring the hundreds who turned out on the exact same steps of the legislature this fall for the Stand Up For Alberta Rally. They came out asking the NDP to stop their plans and save Alberta jobs.

 

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commented 2015-11-24 09:31:56 -0500
The coddled generations will have the hardest time adjusting to communism, because they have had the best of everything, until now. They have never had to struggle for survival, but they are going to have to dig deep from now on. Hopefully once they have lost everything, they will know the truth that others did try to warn them about glorifying communism. Communism sucks the life out of the people, and makes those who lord their power over others temporarily rich. I say temporarily because they are greedy and take what they want, on the backs of the peasants that they continually try to grind into the dirt! But one day they will be held to account for their greed, and their pride at destroying the lives of the majority.
commented 2015-11-23 16:44:52 -0500
the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
commented 2015-11-23 13:55:47 -0500
These hypocrites who support raising the prices on all consumer goods will be the first ones to complain to a retailer when their lattes, Birkenstocks, bicycles, cell phones, and kale go up in price. They will be the first ones to shop online and buy from a retailer from a jurisdiction without these onerous costs placed on small businesses who can’t relocate.
commented 2015-11-23 13:25:12 -0500
Not one bit of this surprises me, now that we have fully descended into Backwards Nightmare Hell.
commented 2015-11-23 12:49:50 -0500
The funny part, is that most of these kids are killing their own futures, and they are too stupid to know it. They are being used for the agenda’s purpose. Shame on them!
commented 2015-11-23 12:32:14 -0500
GEORGE DYER and PETER NETTERVILLE, I understand that “the costs will be past down to the consumer”. However, that’s too simplistic an explanation! I believe that there is much more to it than that. For the industry, at the same time to be such sycophants, bootlickers, praising the NDP’s attack on climate change (“On behalf of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., my colleagues from Suncor, Cenovus and Shell, we applaud Premier Notley for giving us, to provide us the position of leadership on climate policy”). Applaud Premier Nutley? I wonder how all those people working for the industry who have lost their jobs and livelihood feel about their so-called ‘leadership’, who can still sit comfortably in their plush offices?
commented 2015-11-23 11:46:49 -0500
This was likely paid for by the NDP!
commented 2015-11-23 11:24:15 -0500
I am for wind mills because we have to many birds.
commented 2015-11-23 10:54:48 -0500
George Dyer commented 20 mins ago
Robert Hewgill (& Ron Voss);
Robert, you are absolutely correct. Some of us (especially myself) sometimes forget that a profitable manufacturer/producer ultimately pays for nothing and the consumer pays for everything (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Not only that but something doesn’t add up here. In another story on Rebel, it says : ( The NDP says it will wring out $3 billion a year from Albertans in 2018, rising to $5 billion a year.) The Alberta taxpayers federation says it will cost the average family $900.00 a year. http://www.taxpayer.com/news-releases/new-alberta-carbon-tax-adds-to-list-of-tax-hikes,-kicking-albertans-when-they-re-down However, if you divide five billion by four million, which is pretty close to Alberta’s total population, that’s already $1250.00 per person, not family. Divide it by an average of four people per family and that’s $ 5000.00, $900.00 a year.
commented 2015-11-23 10:18:36 -0500
Oops, sorry Peter, While I was writing my comment I didn’t know that you had posted yours. Didn’t mean to take the wind out of your sails.
commented 2015-11-23 10:15:10 -0500
Robert Hewgill (& Ron Voss);
Robert, you are absolutely correct. Some of us (especially myself) sometimes forget that a profitable manufacturer/producer ultimately pays for nothing and the consumer pays for everything (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
But it means that, in the long run, an energy company doesn’t really care excessively about a carbon tax or other increases in its costs. They’ll live with it, they’ll live without it, at least so long as other energy companies are taking the same hit. In other words, all costs are factored into the price.
The insidious component to all this is that an increase in the price of energy is an increase in the price of everything. So in addition to the initial negative impact on local conditions such as employment, it is an attack on the standard of living for all of society.
Note also that Notley announces financial aid for those with lower incomes and there you have it, the re-distribution of wealth. This is what we should really be angry and screaming about. Communism is not only alive and well, it is thriving right in front of our eyes, right here in Canada.
commented 2015-11-23 09:56:32 -0500
“That’s because all of the costs will be past down to the consumer in the form of higher prices, more taxes and lower wages.”

Not for the oil companies. They sell their oil at market value regardless. If there is a price increase at the consumer level it is either because the product from the refineries is higher or the government is applying a tax … or both.
commented 2015-11-23 06:00:46 -0500
Ron Voss commented 7 hours ago

Of course the nutty plan is endorsed by the environmentalists, but the mind-boggling part is the apparent support by the oilsands industry!:

That’s because all of the costs will be past down to the consumer in the form of higher prices, more taxes and lower wages. That’s also where the money will come from to subsidize the phony windmills and solar. Which will make electricity prices appear to be lower. The loser is the consumer and the working man.
commented 2015-11-23 04:33:55 -0500
Scott Allen – I’ve noticed that as well. They’re awfully quite aren’t they?
Mind you the Wild Rose is not nearly the conservative party they were supposed to be. More like the PC’s in the late90’s.
Who knows probably half of them agree with Notley. Which would mean we’re really in trouble. The whole thing’s disgusting.
commented 2015-11-23 02:28:58 -0500
Yeah Notley listen to them, it worked great for BC when they listened to these kooks about the pine beetle LMAO!
And i would love for any of these fools to tell me how oil is so scarce , yet wind turbines and solar panels made from the most finite minerals on earth are somehow renewable?
commented 2015-11-23 02:27:31 -0500
I wonder if these airhead progressives notice the amount of empty shops on their elitist Whyte Ave here in Edmonton?
commented 2015-11-23 01:56:06 -0500
I guess they all rode their bikes or walked to this rally, hypocrites, but really if Albertans want to accomplish anything, the rallies have to be bigger, much much bigger & they have to occur frequently not once in a while. Also pestering your MLA & Notley with emails & phone calls wouldn’t hurt. With social media a lot can be accomplished.
These people were elected to represent the constituents in their riding & are supposed to be working for you.
Where is the Wildrose in all of this, they seem to have gone AWOL..
Ron Voss: was Notley holding a gun to the heads of these oil companies or did she hypnotize them?
These accolades are mind boggling & definitely out of place.
commented 2015-11-23 00:47:10 -0500
Where in the hell is our official opposition???? We must take back our province and the wildrose releases a couple of weak tweets? We need righteous indignation the socialists think they gave seized power but this is still a democracy for now
commented 2015-11-23 00:29:50 -0500
I strongly suggest everyone get together and force enough by elections to topple these commie fools.i pray that if we get enough signatures in a riding to force some of them to step down.either we do it democratically or we start protesting and striking like the left only if those of us who do all the work stop things really would stop
commented 2015-11-22 23:54:52 -0500
Also accolades from Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Even Trans-Alta, Canada’s largest coal-fired power generator.
Of course effusive praise from Al Gore:
Today’s announcement by Premier Notley that Alberta will put an economy-wide price on carbon, phase out coal and increase its commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency represents an inspiring addition to the legacy of leadership and forward thinking action by Canadian provinces to speed our transition to a low carbon economy. This is also another powerful signal — well-timed on the eve of the Paris negotiations — that humanity is beginning to win our struggle to solve the climate crisis.
We do need to win faster. I encourage Premier Notley, and all of Alberta, to follow this first step with continued bold action to transition away from fossil fuels.”
commented 2015-11-22 23:30:04 -0500
How much is big oil being paid to act and behave green?
commented 2015-11-22 22:45:54 -0500
RON VOSS
I liken the statements that you quote from the energy companies to what I would expect if I were reading confessions that were obtained under torture.
Perhaps video recordings of those statements being made could be examined for signs; Are the speakers wearing orange coveralls? Are their eyes blinking in Morse code signalling SOS?
commented 2015-11-22 22:21:08 -0500
A report from the CBC, “Alberta’s climate change strategy targets carbon, coal, emissions. Strategy will cost industry billions, ordinary Albertans hundreds of dollars”, about the NDP’s announced climate-change plan:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-climate-change-newser-1.3330153
Of course the nutty plan is endorsed by the environmentalists, but the mind-boggling part is the apparent support by the oilsands industry!:
“On behalf of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., my colleagues from Suncor, Cenovus and Shell, we applaud Premier Notley for giving us, to provide us the position of leadership on climate policy,” CNRL chairman Murray Edwards said at the news conference.
Steve Williams, CEO of Suncor, shared Edwards’ enthusiasm.
“This plan will make one of the world’s largest oil-producing regions a leader in addressing the climate change challenge,” he said.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) offered cautiously optimistic comments.
“From our industries point of view, there are certainly a lot of details that will need to be filled in on multiple different fronts, but in general we’re quite supportive of the use of natural gas and the phase out of coal,” CAPP president Tim McMillan said.
Is this a cruel joke? Far too early for April Fool’s Day! Am I dreaming? Man, those 17-18 GreenPeacers carry a lot of clout!
commented 2015-11-22 22:07:15 -0500
This really really pisses me off. Based on a false religion, science, ideology, what have you.
Hey Albertans!! You stupid brain dead f-ing idiots!! What do you say now!!!!
commented 2015-11-22 22:00:15 -0500
I want to point out a glaring mistake on that banner. I fixed the bottom portion:
ALBERTA:
100% RENEWABLE
100% IMPOSSIBLE
commented 2015-11-22 21:08:43 -0500
While communist government slugs like like kings, those in the private sector are to be enslaved and driven into poverty. You’re petition won’t change that. Only the tools of freedom can do that with these tyrants.
commented 2015-11-22 20:32:02 -0500
Keith Barnes, this London Transport thing sounds like Great Idea! Has anyone suggested to Notley that she advise all Albertans to just take a dump in their gas tanks? Now, that’s really thinking outside the box! I like it.
commented 2015-11-22 19:43:39 -0500
But they never pass anything that makes scents !
commented 2015-11-22 18:24:59 -0500
London Transport has a fleet of busses running on Methane derived from human waste. I imagine that the best source for this would come from Liberals and Socialists, they are full of it.
commented 2015-11-22 18:17:07 -0500
I know this new green friendly plan will be horrible for our pocketbooks, but have the NDP thought through things enough to realize that hospitals, nursing homes, and senior’s housing will be affected by these rising costs. Unless they are willing to significantly increase budgets for these, wait times in hospital emergencies will increase, wait times for surgeries will increase, and care for our elderly will go down. If they do increase the budgets it is going to come out of our increasingly slim pockets.