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 2019-08-24 09:58:46 -0400
I think it might be a bit premature to say that the green revolution is over. But to coin Churchill, we might be able to say “It is the end of the beginning.” And that offers a bit of encouragement.

It has been evident for years that we would have to wait for simple economics to write the swan song for The Great Extortion; the right lacked the backbone and guts to launch any effective protest against it.

The greedy, dishonest, and uncaring parasites who engineered and whipped up the Apocalyptic AGW/Climate Change scams have left our younger generations with crushing public debt. And as if that isn’t bad enough, our poor kids and grandchildren face the prospect of a plague years from now when the aforementioned parasites are re-incarnated and come back as dick-ticks.
commented 2019-08-24 09:41:22 -0400
Great show, as usual. My comment on both stories: follow the money.
commented 2019-08-24 09:18:37 -0400
So Butts, the ex-CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada exempted Avifauna Cuisinarts from wildlife protection laws? A little digging into where this piece of filth got his $25 Million net worth might prove interesting.
commented 2019-08-24 07:48:44 -0400
Hip Hip Hooray
commented 2019-08-24 00:00:45 -0400
The green revolution is over and McKenna and Greta come out of the closet professing they are lesbians,and David Suzuki claims he’s transgender!!!!
commented 2019-08-23 22:39:46 -0400
CARBON TAX = ISLAMIC JIZYA FOR THE GLOBAL UMMAH commented 1 hour ago……….

Hi, CARBON TAX = ISLAMIC JIZYA FOR THE GLOBAL UMMAH is it OK if I just call you Carbon? lol.
commented 2019-08-23 22:19:13 -0400
BILL HOWARD: Good idea, but would Fox do it? Is Breitbart barred from Canada?
commented 2019-08-23 22:17:21 -0400
Next we’ll hear Greta is bi-sexual, transgender, lesbian, or any of the above which will make her even more trendy than she is.
Butts, who is trying to preserve animals, especially endangered species with his World Wildlife Fund? Meanwhile he’s endorsing killing them with the mega wind turbines?
ROBERT HEWGILL: That’s very interesting.
commented 2019-08-23 22:11:58 -0400
I second Billy Howards suggestion about getting a “Rebel Reporter credentialed by a US media outlet for the election period”

It’s time for True Conservatives to get LOUDER!!
commented 2019-08-23 21:42:24 -0400
Ezra, if you can get a Rebel reporter credentialed by a US media outlet for the election period (Trudeau wouldn’t dare ban a reporter for Fox or CBS for instance), then questions can be raised about “renewables” since we all know the Trudeau MSM wouldn’t dare challenge Dear Leader with tough questions like that.
commented 2019-08-23 21:37:36 -0400
Climate Change, the biggest scam ever. Theresa May just before she resigned as PM, UK, signed in to law a Bill that states that ‘In the year 2050 the internal combustion engine will be illegal in the UK’. Her Husband a financier has millions invested in alternative energy.

The parents of the young lady in Ezra’s video should be arrested for exploiting their daughter in this manner as should all the gangsters on this side of the pond who are going to take their cut when she gets here.

If you want to get rich, take out a Patent on the phrase ‘Climate Change’.
commented 2019-08-23 21:07:37 -0400
The UK stopped funding Wind Turbines last year some time. They cost to much to keep running and they are paying a fortune importing vegetables that they can no longer grow because the whole country is full of Turbines. They have wind farms out in the ocean that are driving fish away due to the vibrations. The fishing industry is dead in the UK.
commented 2019-08-23 20:54:34 -0400
- The only “renewable” energy source that makes sense on a large scale is hydroelectric. That’s why we’ve tapped into it long before there were environmentalists. The green movement is opposed to hydroelectric though. They want wind & solar – energy sources that are unpredictable, unreliable, expensive & unstable. They require traditional energy sources running around the clock to back them up & destabilize any electrical grid they’re plugged into. There is nothing green about them. They are an expensive toxic mess.

- Greta Thunberg is a disturbed teenager that is being used by the green movement. These people have no morals or values. They go after children in the same way as the Nazis, communists & other socialist dictatorships have always done.
commented 2019-08-23 20:43:52 -0400
What a shame Greta Thunberg is being abused by the green gangsters. These con people are using her as a tool to gin up a climate panic. Anybody observing this planet can see that no emergency is happening. Even past climate shifts were greater than what we’ve seen in the past twenty years. As usual, “follow the money” is a time-tested policy for finding out the truth.
commented 2019-08-23 20:38:21 -0400
Make that Jonathon Yaniv.
commented 2019-08-23 20:16:02 -0400
Hmmmm…so Jonathon Yasinski and green “entrepreneurs” like Gore are basically the same type of people. They scam the liberal theology.