April 24, 2017

Debunking “Climate Barbie’s” green energy claims

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, was recently in California pumping up our clean energy industry at yet another climate change conference where she rubbed shoulders with California Governor Jerry Brown and other industry officials. 

McKenna says Canadian green tech is grabbing the attention of Silicon Valley, gushing about the great opportunity for Canada and asserting that venture capital firms are very interested in what we’re doing.

Except a report from Analytica Advisors shows there are a number of problems with Canadian green energy.

Overall industry revenue grew by only 8% in 2015 and isn’t on par with the original projection that clean tech would bring in $50B in revenue by 2022. It also shows total revenue is closer to $18B now with poor returns tied to a 12% decline in Canada’s market share in international competitiveness.

What’s even weirder is McKenna says she’s hearing how excited foreigners are about Canada’s fast-tracked immigration program claiming there’s a lot of interest in coming to work in green tech in Canada in this article from the Times Colonist.

What happened to retraining oil and gas workers?

Clean energy is the hot new topic that gains the Liberals money, votes and power and they’re counting on people not doing their research. Time and again, these programs prove to be government boondoggles that don’t even work without billions in taxpayer subsidies.

The Liberals and their provincial cohorts would rather see people starve than give up on this scam as we’ve seen in Ontario where families are lining up at food banks because they can’t afford their hydro bills.

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commented 2017-04-26 20:58:05 -0400
I wish to thank GLENN CRAIG, LLOYD NOLAN and KEITH BARNES for you answers! Unfortunately, this blog allows neither of leaving a response directly to a message, nor even giving a “thumbs up” to a comment… but that doesn’t mean your sentiments aren’t read and appreciated.
commented 2017-04-26 20:58:05 -0400
I wish to thank GLENN CRAIG, LLOYD NOLAN and KEITH BARNES for you answers! Unfortunately, this blog allows neither of leaving a response directly to a message, nor even giving a “thumbs up” to a comment… but that doesn’t mean your sentiments aren’t read and appreciated.
commented 2017-04-25 11:22:33 -0400
Climate Barbie’s green ideology (radical Islam) wants to achieve some pie-in-the-sky natural environment (Islamic utopia) by any means possible (jihad). The costs to Canadians (infidels) will be immense (slaves to Islam). Any alternative opinions (blasphemy) are dealt with accordingly (death penalty).
I’m beginning to understand the “group-think” convictions of the Liberal party.
commented 2017-04-25 03:56:52 -0400
Oh please. Those fake refugees won’t be working. Most of them will be collecting welfare.
commented 2017-04-25 03:22:32 -0400
I keep hearing about people lining up at food banks in Ontario thanks to the liberals policies…why aren’t these same people lining up at polling stations as the liberals seem to keep winning election after election?
commented 2017-04-25 02:51:21 -0400
Yes Keith Barnes… And with the crappiest winter in over 20 years around Vancouver and Vancouver Island, and an inability to put even TWO sunny days together back to back for four months now, you can be sure those stoic solar panel advocates are not plugging into those accursed B.C. Hydro wall plugs!?.. The Hell they’re not…
commented 2017-04-25 02:30:22 -0400
Mass immigration is simply to lower the cost of labour. The average Americans are complaining about that all the time and that is one of the reasons why they want a wall with Mexico. With Trudope, the unemployed canadians who request more than the minimum wage will remain unemployed and all those newcomers will replace some of our employed ones with a much lower salary. Even the tech cos. in California fire their current employees for aliens.
commented 2017-04-25 02:08:25 -0400
Maybe some of the Albertan rebel staff can get the government to screw in a light bulb, and film it for the rest of us to see.
commented 2017-04-25 00:49:46 -0400
So Canadians are funding a make work project for migrants? The lousy liberals are killing at least 2 birds with one stone.
commented 2017-04-25 00:38:18 -0400
Why can’t the left just back off and leave people to succeed? Road blocks, all the time road blocks. Stay the hell out of our way and watch a society thrive.
commented 2017-04-24 23:52:23 -0400
Remember, diversity is our strength. That is why valley girl even has a cabinet post. It certainly isn’t because of her IQ of 2.

Hail Justin, King of Turds
commented 2017-04-24 23:52:23 -0400
Remember, diversity is our strength. That is why valley girl even has a cabinet post. It certainly isn’t because of her IQ of 2.

Hail Justin, King of Turds
commented 2017-04-24 22:27:15 -0400
Climate Barbie has to go, she’s an a—hole. They have no care or concern for us common hard working folks who deserve food AND electricity. This all has to end, it makes me just ill. By the way, great comments Glenn Craig, you nailed it.
commented 2017-04-24 22:04:32 -0400
The greens have a carbon tax on natural gas but the reality is that methane (natural gas) is 33x more potent as a greenhouse gas than co2. When methane burns the byproduct is co2 and water, which means than burning natural gas is actually reducing greenhouse gas output by 97%. Government t should be paying people for burning natural gas, not vis versa —idiots.
commented 2017-04-24 21:48:16 -0400
Those Solar Cells work best when they are covered in ice, it keeps the bird droppings of the glass.
commented 2017-04-24 21:34:59 -0400
LLOYD NOLAN

The answer is 4, one Guy to stand on a chair and hold the light bulb and 3 guys to spin the chair around.
commented 2017-04-24 21:34:59 -0400
The only green in green energy is the money governments waste on bogus green energy scams and the money spent on consultants fees which then makes its way back to the pockets of these scumbags we keep allowing to be elected.
commented 2017-04-24 21:31:50 -0400
Plus they need a Standby crew in case they drop the bulb , a hasmet crew
commented 2017-04-24 21:28:11 -0400
HAROLD HOFF.

They can’t all screw in a light bulb? There is not enough room.

Climate Change is all BS. What we need is Political change, then Climate Change would no longer be a problem.
commented 2017-04-24 21:26:09 -0400
Thanks HOLLY
It’s like gaz -prom
If the fed Libs get another term they will start to nationalize our energy sector, in fact they Allready are got their hands on it , and are twisting and turning it Allready

HAROLD — 2 or 3 ? Or is the answer in the question?
commented 2017-04-24 21:25:19 -0400
Just BTW…..in most locations in Canada the solar panels on the roof depicted in the picture that accompanies this article could more easily and cheaply be substituted with a “glass ceiling” and give as much or more benefit in passive solar gain heating as ANY application of the electricity generated by those solar panels…in fact it is clearly more efficient…there really is no comparison.
commented 2017-04-24 21:19:34 -0400
@Harold Hoff..well it takes a commitee of about a dozen to draw up grant proposals and make up placards as well as stage a crowdfunding campaign. It then takes another dozen or so…not necessarily the organizing commitee…to stage a protest where Socialists Wildly Indignate about Nearly Everything (SWINE) parading around nearly naked with slogans painted on their bodies and whatever else it takes to get MSM attention chant GIVE US BACK THE NIGHT!!! GIVE US BACK THE NIGHT!!!!

Which they will keep up until they have nagged some cis-gendered hetero-normative …and usually white…male civilian…into changing the damned light bulb for them. He will subsequently be accused of doing maintenence on the glass ceiling while he was up the ladder and his wage level will be the stuff of social injustice outrage……:-)
commented 2017-04-24 20:55:18 -0400
How many Leftists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
commented 2017-04-24 20:32:01 -0400
Government theft, this like so many of their scams is harming Canada.
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