September 29, 2016

Vancouver’s “Renewable City Strategy” hits obstacle: Biomass plant rejected again

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy has run into its first major obstacle as the BC Utilities Commission rejected (for the 3rd time) a proposal from Creative Energy to construct a biomass plant in False Creek and operate a district energy system. 

Currently downtown Vancouver and over 200 buildings are getting their heat from a steam loop powered by burning natural gas. Creative Energy operates the facility with a steam loop system and even the City of Vancouver admits there is no way to use that system without burning something. So the plan is to use biomass.

But that’s not why the BC Utilities Commission rejected the proposal. Instead, they were denied because the plan would grant Creative Energy a monopoly.

Watch as I explain what I found out about Creative Energy that set off alarm bells.

Questions of monopoly aside, it seems to me there are also questions about biomass and emissions too.

This is the kind of nonsense and intellectual dishonesty that causes people to wonder what planet the folks behind the Renewable City Strategy are from!

If you’re like me and concerned not only about the plan to end natural gas use within the city but also about the potential cronyism between Creative Energy, Westbank Projects and City Hall then go to and sign and share my petition.

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commented 2016-10-01 12:34:54 -0400
Ruth Bard, re-is he anorexic. Moonbeam spends tooo much time down at his local safe injection site.
commented 2016-09-30 18:04:53 -0400
Gerry Fladager – I agree, he’s been bought and paid for by Soros. Mayor Moonbeam was dreaming of dollar signs. How could anyone with a brain even listen to this ecotard?
commented 2016-09-30 10:42:20 -0400
This is a face made by G.Soros.
commented 2016-09-30 09:59:04 -0400
What I don’t get is that Creative Energy, as an extant utility, already has a de facto monopoly. This proposal changes nothing but the fuel they put through the burners.

Beyond Ezra Levant’s pouting on behalf of natural gas producers, companies have the right to run their boilers on whatever they want to.
commented 2016-09-30 09:41:05 -0400
I’m just wondering , is organic co2 better than regular co2 ?
commented 2016-09-30 09:20:56 -0400
When all the nuts fall off the trees they roll to the West Coast.
commented 2016-09-29 23:25:03 -0400
Get a load of those cheekbones. Is he anorexic? Ultralean? Or just had a little too much work done? Maybe his face is collapsing because there’s nothing but space behind it.
commented 2016-09-29 23:19:00 -0400
I have an idea for a fuel source. How about burning all the brain farts these progressive minds generate?
commented 2016-09-29 19:58:44 -0400
Vancouver’s “Renewable City Strategy” hits obstacle: reality.

Renewable, sustainability and other agenda 21 constructs are vapid utopian concepts which are quite meaningless when scrutinized logically. Nothing inorganic like a city is “renewable” to make it so
consumes natural and human resources – just as nothing is sustainable without consuming resources. Renewability can’t exist without consumption and sustainability can only exist in a static state or vacuum. More scientific terms we see abominated by the left into social construct gibberish.
commented 2016-09-29 19:40:00 -0400
What planet are these idiots from Mr. Wilson? I would suggest the planet that was featured in the first Star Trek series that was based on silicon, same family as carbon.

Main reason being, champagne environmentalists are silly in their con.