December 08, 2017

Canada “demonizes natural resources” while Trump frees up development

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On this week's show, The Rebel's BC Bureau Chief Christopher Wilson joined me to contrast Canada's policies on natural resource development with Trump's sweeping changes to U.S. regulations.

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commented 2017-12-10 21:34:07 -0500
Green technologies (e.g., wind, solar and electric vehicles) cannot compete in the marketplace without subsidies or other favorable government policies. Anything can be sustainable if the government handicaps completion by taking it off line or burdening it with taxes which boost its consumer costs. The real question is will green energy ever be as affordable as large scale hydro and the answer is a definitive no.

Same as commercial transport – DC Electric transport hasn’t the range or power to provide to the greatest users – commercial logistics with a viable sustainable alternative to fossil fuel transport…..and it is priced off the market for most private citizens – dead in the water until battery tech evolves .

Canada is suffering energy poverty in the midst of abundance – demand economics costs are shutting down industies and burdening low income families. Were it not for personal electric subsidies in Ontario many fixed and low income homes would go dark and cold.
commented 2017-12-10 18:28:38 -0500
Actually, no, green energy would no longer die without subsidy. That would have been true five years ago, but no longer is… which is part of the problem Trump faces, and why he now needs to subsidize coal plants to suit his ideology. Wind power is now cheaper than thermal power, and solar’s rapidly approaching that.

Tesla, by the way, makes money on their cars. Their “losses” are because they’re expanding faster than they can cover out of existing sales. Imagine you’re running a small woodwork shop that makes money building a couple boutique pieces a month, but you want to scale up so you’re building a top of the line production facility. You’re “losing money” while you build it since the construction is so expensive, but the pieces you’re producing in the meantime are still being sold for above their own, trailing, cost.

Canada isn’t “suffering”. The oil sands are, but that’s a capitalization issue, not a regulatory one.
commented 2017-12-10 03:13:23 -0500
Andrew if it is so great then why will the US benefit while we suffer?
commented 2017-12-10 03:12:15 -0500
Andrew when is this magic era finally going to happen? Without government handouts and corruption , most of green energy sector would die in a day. There are legitimate and viable facets that exist , but they are not massive supported like Tesla or Windmill companies. And you know as well as i do that the house of cards crumbles eventually when propped up with phony incentives.
commented 2017-12-09 10:46:08 -0500
Vizi Lo commented 15 hours ago
It’s economic war. Trudeau is trying to bankrupt conservatives while enriching the green energy industrial complex. "

This is a false equivalency, don’t you think? There’s no indication that green energy and conservatives are exclusive. In fact, if there’s money to be made in green energy then you’ll find any number of conservatives taking advantage of a rapidly growing economic sector.
commented 2017-12-08 21:42:24 -0500
One of these days, as they see how the U.S. is flourishing and start feeling the pain of Justin Butts green schemes, gleefully enacted by Notley and the army of destroyers, it is going to dawn on those who voted for these people that they have made a grave mistake.
Absolutely true that thanks to these politicians, premiers and PM we have handed Australia and the U.S. what should have been at least partly our contracts.
commented 2017-12-08 19:16:00 -0500
It’s economic war. Trudeau is trying to bankrupt conservatives while enriching the green energy industrial complex.
commented 2017-12-08 18:02:29 -0500
Now that Trudeau has illegal parasites streaming into the country we’ll start to see hard working Canadians leaving. The US is getting tax cuts & deregulation while Canada gets a carbon tax & Liberal BS.
commented 2017-12-08 13:57:24 -0500
Canada’s problem is simple to define. President Trump is intelligent and cares about his Country. Justin Trudeau, well, Brain Dead at the least and a stinking traitor, to boot.