The website for the annual “Business and Climate Summit” describes the event as a place where “businesses and governments come together to agree on a road map for reaching net zero emissions over the next half-century.”
It’s basically big businesses and our radical green overlords determining the fate of the plebes. Sounds like a real riot!
Well, I found an incredibly revealing video about the conference that was held in London back in 2016, and it happens to be the one at which Tzeporah Berman compared beautiful Fort McMurray to Mordor.
Berman was part of a cozy three person panel that included Suncor Energy CEO, Steve Williams, and as a result, we learned of their long working history together among other shocking revelations about her involvement in drafting Notley’s Climate Leadership Plan in 2015, long before she was appointed to the Alberta government’s Oilsands Advisory Group.
You’ll see clips of Williams listing many of the things he agrees with Berman on, from carbon taxes to stranded assets, and also hear how Notley’s 100 megatonne cap on emissions was designed to kill one in three oil and gas projects.
It was “Leave it In The Ground” legislation by another name.
But back in reality in Alberta, far away from the London conference of do-gooders and hypocrites, thousands of direct and indirect jobs were being lost to the climate leadership plan crafted by this pair and a handful of other faceless oil executives.
In yesterday's Globe and Mail, Williams said Suncor Energy will not approve any more projects or expansions of projects for crude oil production until he has more clarity on pipelines. Williams said there is a question of confidence in Canada.
Williams isn't wrong, but it’s his fault there is no investor confidence in Canada. He spent the better part of four years doing his weird, self-hating Kabuki dance with the likes of Berman, a woman who now claims responsibility for the latest cancelled pipeline Williams complains about.
Canadian families are being hurt while environmentalists and CEOs laugh all the way to the bank.