August 23, 2019

PROOF: The green energy revolution is over

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Green jobs, green energy, the Green New Deal, it’s all we hear about. It's like a kaleidoscope of buzzwords.

If you try to understand the actual meaning of it, the left says: Shut down the economy that we know works that has been working for a century of the automobile, for half a century of mass air travel — shut down fossil fuels — and just transition to a new fantasy fuel of the future.

Here’s Mike Shellenberger, a journalist and a pro-nuclear activist. He said this the other day, and I thought, That can't be true:

Renewables bubble popping - Germany installs fewest wind turbines since 2000 - Tesla lost $2.6B in bail-out of Solar City - SoftBank has built or has deals for just 1.6% of solar farms promised - Subsidies ending in US, UK, Germany - Local & eco opposition to renewables growing

Shellenberger says that industrial wind turbine installations has fallen by 82 per cent in the past year alone. Local opposition on the ground is one reason — no-one wants to live under a towering, vibrating, humming, scenery-destroying monstrosity. They also kill birds and bats. (So often, in fact, that Gerald Butts exempted wind turbines from endangered species laws, because he knew they couldn't survive if the same standards were applied to them as were applied to the oil and gas industry.)

Shellenberger adds that that in two years, more wind turbines will be scrapped than added in Germany.

What about solar? An even crazier, costlier scheme.

Here’s a story from the L.A. Times, that loves eco-stuff:

Elon Musk once called Tesla Inc.’s $2.6 billion acquisition of debt-burdened SolarCity Corp. “blindingly obvious.” Three years later, it’s anything but.

Tesla, which gets most of its revenue from automobiles, installed just 29 megawatts of solar generating capacity in the second quarter — its fewest megawatts yet in a single period. That’s down from its previous low of 47 megawatts in the first quarter. At its height, SolarCity installed more than 200 megawatts over three months.

Here’s some statistics from Der Spiegel, a German newspaper that looked into the scams and schemes. After twenty years, and about three trillion dollars, Germany barely gets a third of its energy from green sources — the rest is coal, gas and nuclear.

And Der Spiegel points out, many of those wind turbines will be decommissioned, now that their 20-year subsidies, which kicked in, in 2000, are wrapping up.

I don’t believe in the theory of man-made global warming. But let’s be honest — this wasn’t about global warming. It was about subsidies and gaming the system, and padding the pockets of green scheme lobbyists. And it’s over — even in Germany.

Like so many problems, the left actually doesn’t want to solve them, because they want the perpetual fight.

The day I see David Suzuki and Al Gore and Greta Thunberg and Catherine McKenna living like they actually believe we have an environmental catastrophe, I’m not going to believe we have an environmental catastrophe.

It’s just a con — but it looks like that con is coming to a decrepit end, just like so many useless, rusting wind turbines.

NEXT: Joining me to talk more about this is Marc Morano from Climate Depot.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-08-27 14:52:30 -0400
This may well be the first spanking little Mikey Mann has got in his entire life…but it sure as hell ain’t going to be his last! :)
commented 2019-08-27 11:51:57 -0400
“Over a decade ago he released some of his calculations to two guys in Toronto . . . they picked it apart and found several mistakes. "

Yes, that’s how peer review works. You’re supposed to rip it apart. One person can’t know everything, which is why science is collaborative. If your wurk is substantial, you should be able to do further work and/or revisions to fix the problems and make it into something truly of note to the scientific community.

Ball, on the other hand, is a lone wolf, which is probably why the judge found that Ball’s “Article is poorly written and does not advance credible arguments” in a previous libel suit
(https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2018/2018bcsc205/2018bcsc205.html) .
commented 2019-08-27 11:45:22 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 21 hours ago
Andrew, thats the really funny part, Dr. Ball didn’t need to refute Mann’s data because mann refused or failed to produce it in contravention of an order of the court"

I guess if Ball didn’t do that, then the ruling isn’t really a confirmation of his perspective. Dismissing a case because the plaintiff lacks evidence isn’t the same thing as confirming the defendant’s case (same as “not guilty vs. innocent”) Lack of evidence confirms nothing.

“There are multiple reports confirming the terms of the judgment, if you want a copy of the actual judgment why don’t you contact the BC Supreme court”

Nothing official, yet. Ball’s gloating, but he did that when the previous judge basically called him a hack, and the Deniers are claiming it as a “win” on Ball’s part, even though, as you point out, Ball didn’t need to refute Mann at all, and didn’t.
commented 2019-08-26 21:30:26 -0400
Interview with Dr. Ball!
commented 2019-08-26 19:28:08 -0400
@ Andrew . . . . the Gorebull Warming Believer . . . . lol
Mann didn’t supply his data because he has no data . . . he made it all up !
Over a decade ago he released some of his calculations to two guys in Toronto . . . they picked it apart and found several mistakes.
Ball was Awarded ALL Court Costs . . . which your clueless Professor Mann is going to have to pay. The Hookey Schtick Graph is made-up nonsense and now the world knows that Mann has everything to hide and Zero Facts. Like so many in the “Alarmist” camp!
Will the U of Penn do the honorable thing and fire this charlatan ?
commented 2019-08-26 14:25:24 -0400
Andrew, thats the really funny part, Dr. Ball didn’t need to refute Mann’s data because mann refused or failed to produce it in contravention of an order of the court. Hardly the position of a confident world leading scientist, supported by 97% of climate scientists, whose primary scientific obligation is to release his data for peer review. Mann is now a laughing stock, he was bested by an 80 year old retiree!
There are multiple reports confirming the terms of the judgment, if you want a copy of the actual judgment why don’t you contact the BC Supreme court?
commented 2019-08-26 12:58:09 -0400
ANDREW STEPTOE AND SON.

Why don’t you try using the other hand, it might work that way.
commented 2019-08-26 12:30:52 -0400
“The decision in the Mann v Ball case has most certainly been made public. "

Could you point me to it? As of this moment, I only see rulings up to Thursday posted on the website
https://www.bccourts.ca/supreme_court/recent_Judgments.aspx

I’ll keep an eye out, but it’s not up yet.
commented 2019-08-26 12:26:34 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 9 hours ago
Andrew, it is not so much that you are unpopular, it is just that you are so wrong in so many ways.
The decision in the Mann v Ball case has most certainly been made public.
Mann’s case was dismissed because Mann failed to provide the disclosure of his data as ordered by the court.
There was no trial because Mann failed to provide the basic information required for the by the court for the trial to take place. "

So, that means that Mann’s data weren’t refuted by Ball?
commented 2019-08-26 12:15:57 -0400
Greta, the Joan of Arc of the environment. Has dellusions and sees climate change. If that’s not a note of mental illness nothing is. The “watermelons” of the enviornmental industry exploit children, nothing new there.
commented 2019-08-26 08:53:31 -0400
Imagine, the guy who’s discredited hockey stick theory caused the loss of 200,000 jobs in Alberta, spawned a sea of useless wind turbines in Southern Ontario and cost Ontario ratepayers billions in unnecessary additional power rates, cannot or will not supply a court with the raw data underlying his theory.
commented 2019-08-26 03:22:09 -0400
Andrew, it is not so much that you are unpopular, it is just that you are so wrong in so many ways.
The decision in the Mann v Ball case has most certainly been made public.
Mann’s case was dismissed because Mann failed to provide the disclosure of his data as ordered by the court.
There was no trial because Mann failed to provide the basic information required for the by the court for the trial to take place.
Mann was in contempt of a court order and was not entitled to go to trial.
As a consequence of Mann’s malfeasance, his defamation action against Dr. Ball was dismissed “with prejudice” and costs to Dr.. Ball.
“With prejudice” means that Mann can no longer sue Dr. Ball when Dr. Ball states that Mann is a fraud and belongs in the state pen and not in Penn State. The issue has now been now been determined by the court and Mann cannot relitigate the issue.
Mann could not even beat an 80 year old retiree of limited means in a 9 year court action when he was apparently fully funded by the David Suzuki Foundation. How pathetic is that?
If Dr. Ball is as incompetent as you state, then it is even more damning that an incompetent 80 year old retiree won in court over one of the world’s supposed leading authorities on catastrophic man climate change who presumably is at the peak of his game.
It is just so delicious no matter how one looks at it.
I do have to note Andrew that the “cult” is strong with you.
😎😁
commented 2019-08-26 02:26:21 -0400
Oh well… I guess it’s going to take another long cold spring in Western Canada and the American Midwest, and more flooding, before more and more North Americans start asking their local “global warming” gurus as to what the hell is going on?… And I await the eventual results of this year’s hurricane season… After all, the “gurus” tell us the seas are rising and getting warmer… And wasn’t New York supposed to be flooding by now???
commented 2019-08-26 01:29:22 -0400
Keith Barnes…..immigration without assimilation is an invasion, and that is not even mentioning the economic migrants whom are invading our country.
commented 2019-08-26 01:26:02 -0400
All knowing andrew….because you say it, does not make it fact. It is actually the facts that are unpopular with you….LOL.
Earth worms are native to this land, it is dew worms or night crawlers that are the invasive worm not native to here. Get your facts straight before beeking off……..oh never mind, its what you do best, presenting alternate facts to push a narrative.
commented 2019-08-25 23:40:47 -0400
LIZ ROSIE commented 2 hours ago.
Dutch MP Marcel De Graaff breaks down the UN Migration Compact……..

No hate speech, but I bet it is still OK to cut none believers throats. Canada needs to get out of the UN and make deportation of incompatible migrants compulsory.
commented 2019-08-25 22:31:36 -0400
Liza, supplying that short video was timed perfectly as the Billboards in question will be taken down early next week. Global News. The Dictator is at work again.

I hope Andrew Scheer doesn’t find out about this loss of Free Speech.
commented 2019-08-25 22:26:25 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 31 mins ago
Ron, Andrew is always getting lambasted by commenters, the topic matters not.”

Facts are unpopular around here. I’m comfortable with it. :)

ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 32 mins ago
Keep spinning Andrew old pal. Dr. Ball’s comments that Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” theory is a fraud and that he belongs in the state pen rather than Penn State stand despite Mann’s feeble nine year lawsuit funded by David Suzuki. His credibility is completely shot. Dr. Ball’s work is not at issue here only the work of the now discredited climate huckster Michael Mann."

Again, not much to spin, since the ruling and its underlying rationale isn’t public yet.

I’m just saying, that in the past, Ball has “won” because the Judge literally said that “no informed person” “would place stock in Dr. Ball’s views”. (source in previous post).

Which is to say, that Weaver wasn’t slandered, because Ball’s arguments were so bad that he is not credible. So, yes, Ball’s work is definitely an issue, as it was so shoddy then that it couldn’t be construed as damaging.

How would you interpret that comment? Could the same thing happen again, considering Ball probably used the same evidence?
commented 2019-08-25 21:50:42 -0400
Robert, that’s a fact.
commented 2019-08-25 21:49:59 -0400
So, rough waters ahead either way we slice it.
commented 2019-08-25 21:48:04 -0400
Ron, Andrew is always getting lambasted by commenters, the topic matters not.
commented 2019-08-25 21:46:10 -0400
No problem here Ron
I wasn’t sure if my continuing it was an intrusion….
anyhoo.
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Remember what was decreed at Marrakesh?
Pure evil. Have a refresher listen. (short 4 min. vid)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPaocISaHOk

Dutch MP Marcel De Graaff breaks down the UN Migration Compact for anyone who thinks the globalists are kidding. He reminds us that it is their intention to criminalise and expand the definition of hate speech as well as making it a criminal offence to even have a conversation about migration, so fill yer boots while you still can, they aim to hold those countries who committed/pledged/signed to their word and expect them to form legislation within their respective countries to reflect all of the UN directives they signed onto. It really is rather terrifying if our PM is either of the traditional party leaders and starts making good on that legislation.
commented 2019-08-25 21:45:31 -0400
Keep spinning Andrew old pal. Dr. Ball’s comments that Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” theory is a fraud and that he belongs in the state pen rather than Penn State stand despite Mann’s feeble nine year lawsuit funded by David Suzuki. His credibility is completely shot. Dr. Ball’s work is not at issue here only the work of the now discredited climate huckster Michael Mann. Pretty funny though that Mann couldn’t even prove that he was just an idiot as opposed to a fraud artist. He would have won if he could’ve done even that.
🤣🤣🤣🤣
commented 2019-08-25 21:30:02 -0400
RON JOSEPH commented 2 hours ago.
Keith Barnes, Ron, Trudeau is on the side of the enemy…………..

Co Co Cuban’a, bastard son of a bastards Bastard.
commented 2019-08-25 21:21:56 -0400
Liza Rosie—The Climate Change subject sort of took 2nd fiddle to the Bernie signs on Immigration. I thought the CC subject had a good go, and the signs with Max’s photo are news all over the MSM, because of the coming election. I appreciate Robert bringing it to light as there has only been one new 4 minute video all weekend. I am not criticizing The Rebel as I believe they are busy getting prepared for a NEW type of programing in a couple weeks.
I don’t know if you agree but at the end of every weekend, there has always been sort of a free-for-all involving the new News since the older material was put together Friday morning to air Friday evening.
Last of all I hope the New Rebel (whatever the name) had a format at the top titled BREAKING NEWS. Then as you pointed out we don’t have to change subjects.
I think Andrew S. was grateful we changed subjects as he was getting lambasted by the commenters.
commented 2019-08-25 21:19:04 -0400
Andrew Stephenson:
Wind turbines are not constructed in the forests.I think that you have strayed from the original conversation of earthworms fleeing from wind turbine influence.Is that possible,Andrew?
commented 2019-08-25 19:05:08 -0400
Keith Barnes, Ron, Trudeau is on the side of the enemy, to me that makes it an invasion. Sure as hell, he is not on the side of Canadians.
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Keith, you call a spade a spade, Oops, or is it a Cuban is a Cuban is a Cuban!
commented 2019-08-25 18:39:15 -0400
RON JOSEPH commented 3 hours ago.
Keith, Trudeau’s first 3 months, 35,000 refugees did seem like an invasion…….

Ron, Trudeau is on the side of the enemy, to me that makes it an invasion. Sure as hell, he is not on the side of Canadians.