This week was filled with green energy policy failures proving that politicians who back these plans are using them to virtue signal on the environment, not to achieve results. It’s becoming undeniable they know they’re not going to get results with these costly schemes.
Watch as I run down a short list of some failed schemes just this past week and explain how politicians use them to politicize an issue so they can then virtue signal over it.
First it was news of an unattainable emissions reduction goal, then Ontario’s cap and trade program failed to bring in the projected amount of money, then Vancouver’s irrational natural gas ban and Christy Clark’s tax and ban on thermal coal - neither of which will reduce emissions or change the temperature.
In fact, I have yet to see a green energy policy that will cut global emissions but they certainly are effective at cutting our incomes, making people and businesses poorer.
But when you tax people into poverty and force businesses to close their doors, there will come a time when there will be no money to collect.
And on top of it, despite all these green energy plans that were put in place, Canada’s emissions haven’t even dropped a percentage.
These green schemes are just another way for the government to line their pockets. There isn’t a government plan that’s going to make a difference because problems don’t disappear just because you throw money at them.