June 25, 2016

NDP hire anti-fossil fuel academic to Chair “Energy Efficiency Alberta” panel --- What could go wrong?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The NDP have formed a new provincial agency, Energy Efficiency Alberta, tasked with the job of supporting people in reducing greenhouse emissions, energy use and keeping energy costs down.

The $645 million cost is a concern, but what’s more concerning is who’s on the panel. The Chair, Dr. David Wheeler, President and Vice Chancellor at Cape Breton University, Chaired another panel that recommended fracking remain on hold in Nova Scotia even though hydrocarbon extraction could bring in billions in revenue annually and create over 1,400 jobs. Missing from his report was evidence of what catastrophe might come from fracking. Risks with groundwater, carbon emissions and seismicity were noted but those factors were said to impose minor to moderate risk.

There’s minimal exploration in Nova Scotia but test wells show the presence of both oil and gas. Right now, they get about 55% of their electricity from coal. The rest is derived from thermal, renewables like wind and hydro and independent sources. They use some oil and gas and with pipeline infrastructure in place, natural gas resources would surely drive their astronomical energy costs down. To compare, even at the lowest time of use rate from 11 pm to 7 am, their cost is double what Albertans pay.

It’s clear the NDP have Alberta on Nova Scotia’s path. During their recent Calgary convention, a fracking moratorium was one resolution discussed and quickly put to rest. But why are the NDP hiring an academic that suggested extending a fracking moratorium in Nova Scotia, to analyze Alberta’s energy strategy?

This isn’t mere coincidence. Notley has already hinted at a fracking ban when production was shut down in Fox Creek due to apparent seismic activity associated with the process. If fracking were shut down, natural gas would be scarce and prices would skyrocket, forcing families to choose between heating their homes or putting food on the table.

Does the NDP think anything through? For a party that wants to take us into an unrealized future of renewables, the plans they’re implementing are a lot like going back in time.

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commented 2016-06-28 23:14:15 -0400
That Rachel Notley, she just loves fossil fuels, so much so that she wants to shut down everything that even resembles fossil fuel. Keep her in the job & pretty soon, everyone will be travelling in covered wagons & canoeing across the ocean.
The NDP don’t think anything through, they’re also blinded by their green agenda & don’t forget that they bankrupt e Rey province they get their claws into. Big hurry to impose carbon tax (nothing but a cash grab) which doesn’t reduce carbon emissions one iota & no problem ripping off taxpayers to install a useless panel to appease themselves. That little smirk on her face never disappears.
commented 2016-06-27 19:11:30 -0400
P G, Thank you for the link to to that newspaper article.

Robert, I find myself really leaning towards separation as the only solution to this problem. The goons in Ottawa are so set on the destruction of Canada, or should I say emulating Venezuela, it’s sickening. There is only so many battles that can be fought at the same time. We have a huge battle in Western Canada right now, and specifically Alberta. The wicked witch and her gaggle of demons (Also known as dimwits), need to be stopped. We need to be exploring ways to do that before this province is completely run into the ground.
commented 2016-06-27 17:57:36 -0400
Roy Jeanine commented 8 hours ago
I also wish these natives would quit wearing these ridiculous garbs that go back over 100 years. Go get a job like the rest of us, they are as phoney as a three dollar bill. Quit living off our hard earned money.

They’re are one of the special rights and treatment groups, as dictated by the UN. As long as Alberta remains in this country the structure that everything is organized under will continue, and that is, the municipalities, the province, the Feds, and finally the top, the UN, will remain, and we will remain enslaved under it.
commented 2016-06-27 09:53:55 -0400
I also wish these natives would quit wearing these ridiculous garbs that go back over 100 years. Go get a job like the rest of us, they are as phoney as a three dollar bill. Quit living off our hard earned money.
commented 2016-06-27 09:51:01 -0400
Anybody but Albertans… that is this destructive, traiteress witch and her parasite co-horts whom are bent on destroying everyone of us. This witch is bringing into the province anyone but Albertans and paying these left-winged bastards a huge amount of money to continue to find ways to destroy our economy. I have never seen such pure evil and wicked people. My God, we have got to stop this devil from continuing her unrelenting path! This compliant traiteress msm in Alberta should be dealt with as well for not uttering a single word of disgust at her rapid destruction of our beautiful province.
commented 2016-06-27 02:46:34 -0400
Nutley is a treasonous traitor & must be delt with as such! Are all you RCMP “cucks” going to become “unsafe” for a tyrant? This is an attack on Canadian values & rule of law – why can’t all you stupid Libartds so plucking stupid??? Without us you asshole parasites are done! We just want to work – we’ll deal with you on your own time – you lazy c**k suckers! Just go blow your ignorant brains out – you’ll be doing yourself a real favor – ’cause when the rest of us get to you you will wish you had
commented 2016-06-27 02:35:06 -0400
What could possibly go wrong? American Sniper where are you – you’d be doing a real right!!!
commented 2016-06-27 02:31:52 -0400
Well, if these NDPiggers would keep their ignorant satanic mouths shut there would be no green house gases. And if they would solemnly examine their bullshit would shut the F**k up and enjoy their windfall. But you can’t fix STUPID can you?
commented 2016-06-27 02:18:18 -0400
Hi Holly. Keep exposing the charade.
commented 2016-06-26 20:46:15 -0400
The pix says it all . . . a Gaggle of loonie marxists !
One thing for sure , , , the NDP know the way to Venezuela . . . .
Every Province in Canada in where NDP has been elected they have Destsroyed the economy and jobs!
commented 2016-06-26 18:53:44 -0400

You will also notice the energy minister immediately to her right in front of the fairly white Indian in a Hollywood bonnet. Might be tough to note at first since she is invisible.

commented 2016-06-26 18:08:10 -0400
I just noticed the picture above, funny how she’s always smiling when she sticking a knife in a little deeper and twisting it.
commented 2016-06-26 18:06:54 -0400
Keep up the great work Holly!!!

Nothing like stacking the deck, sounds an awful lot like they have the results already predetermined. I guess that’s the new ndp way of doing things, spend lots of money taken from us on some kind of inquiry with predetermined results.

Replacing the old saying “YOUR GOVERNMENT IN ACTION” has been updated to the 21st century version::

Cathy, rats do breed fast, soon they’ll be more of them than us.
commented 2016-06-26 16:42:02 -0400
Well Dr. Wheeler is nothing more than a carpetbagger. An opportunist feeding on the frenzy of Notley’s dissolution of Alberta’s energy sector. And where is the response ? As usual. Nothing. Without going into the specific quote, Winston Churchill once described something as “moribund”. What an excellent word to describe the state of the opposition . Close to death, stagnating and dying.
The message to the WIld Rose and PC MLAs . If you are afraid of the NDP, quit, get hell out. If you are afraid of the media, quit, get the hell out. If you want to just sit on your behinds because "we’ll show them in three years ", quit, get the hell out.
This situation is not unique to Alberta. The conservative movement is stagnating everywhere. It needs to be freshened up and repackaged. It is like a set of world class golf clubs all wrapped up in a potato sack. What do we have to offer. as a platform? Oh, “we’re for smaller government and sound fiscal management”. Oh, isn’t that a new and refreshing campaign slogan. Same old people in the party elite, same old message .
For God sakes we better smarten up and start attracting some movers and shakers because we are being creamed by the opposing team.
commented 2016-06-26 10:30:40 -0400
Once we let one New DemocRAT into the province the RATS just seem to multiply. All the New DemocRATS are scurrying to Alberta now. Is this latest RAT going to get a luxury SUV too from the Queen DemocRAT Notley. Over half a billion dollars for this latest RAT trying to convince us of Notley Eco-nomics of high carbon taxing will lead to prosperity

Great work Holly, keep up the research you are doing a great job in keeping us informed that is something not seen in the MSM
commented 2016-06-26 09:54:07 -0400
Regressive leftards at it again
Thanks for this HOLLY
commented 2016-06-25 22:03:29 -0400
Brian Topp, please get the f!ck out of Alberta. You are a mentally challenged, probably abused as a child, bullied no doubt in school, no real world experience live off the public teat asshole.
Rachel, shame on you for letting this loser lead by your nose ring.
Your father, as NDP as he was, is turning in his grave.
commented 2016-06-25 21:04:18 -0400
It is a great pity that real Canadians cannot start a ‘Canexit’ from the Liberals and NDP. Just think what it would be like, no dumb Marxist idiots to run the Country down.
commented 2016-06-25 19:37:12 -0400
If anyone wants to speculate how “savvy” Rachel Notley is about appointing several non-Albertan outsiders to make their regressive assessments and dictates on our previously economically successful province, one should also go online and look up whom she appointed as our Health Minister, Sarah Hoffman. What a joke.
commented 2016-06-25 19:05:44 -0400
Look at all the NDP cucks huddled around Alberta’s financial rapist – Pig Notley.

A sight to behold. Cuckfest 2016!!!
commented 2016-06-25 18:18:03 -0400
According to Mr. Wheelers bio from Cape Breton University,
He has:
“more than two decades of senior executive level involvement in change management and sustainable business practice, research and teaching. Throughout his career David has been requested to provide support to senior management teams in pursuing strategic change.”

Considering Nutley and the NDP’s track record of willingness to destroy Alberta’s economy it would come as no surprise to me, that the NDP likely has a predetermined outcome and have sought out Mr. Wheeler, because of his green expertise, to provide a thesis to support their forgone conclusion. Of course when their $650 million dollar scheme bombs, you know who is going to get stuck with the blame.
commented 2016-06-25 16:59:51 -0400
Well this is what the left wing blond loons do get more egg head loons to tell the tax payers how they are going to spend your tax $$$$.
commented 2016-06-25 16:56:52 -0400
Hi David and Regan,

To answer Regan’s question about my scourge, love that term by the way, she is doing very important work. She has to count the tax payer’s money she receives in a maximum teacher’s pension topped by a low level college admin pension and combined with $200K or more minister’s salary. Remember that the Non-Democratic Party has proved Prentice correct, Math is hard for them, and the invisible energy minister was not a math teacher but a PEd teacher, which obviously qualifies her to be an invisible energy minister, so doing all that counting is hard work.

Too bad she is not paid in invisible dollars for her invisible position. Question is whether as an invisible MLA she will show up to Dominion Day events, or check things out in B/C for when she becomes unemployed.

commented 2016-06-25 16:06:12 -0400
Well REGAN JONNY, I’m with you, to the curb or worse. The cunned stunt is bringing in riff raff from wherever they can, they don’t have enough local fools to fill spots, and look at the excuse of a cabinet. And I don’t even think the hordes of civil servants they brought in will help. The crash and burn will be joyous come next election. The witch Notley better stock up on kevlar, in fact I don’t think she would even be able to live here after the pending mess runs its course. Hopefully the end result is the disappearing of the NDP forever in Alberta politics.

As for McCuaig-Boyd, the invisible energy minister, and scourge of CANADIAN MONGREL, maybe best she never surfaces. Every bit as useless as the rest, so its one less ugly orange mug to waste energy on. One wonders why she receives a pay cheque though. Actually none of them deserve pay, all are USELESS.

BILL ELDER: I have neglected you recently. I very much appreciate the wisdom, humor and thought you present in your posts. THX a bunch.

DJBT,STPC and the 2 witches
commented 2016-06-25 16:01:38 -0400
There’s is no doubt that the myths about fracking will form the basis of government policy.

Fracking is a long-used technology to draw oil and gas from shale. And the myths about it are entirely false and outright lies. Fracking occurs below the water table by hundreds of feet. As for the seismic activity getting worse, another lie. The readings rarely exceed NATURAL LEVELS in any recorded instance. Sounds like Notley prefers people who read Huffpo and Alternet rather than those who know what they are talking about.

But keep it up, Notley. Texas just keeps growing bigger and wealthier while you keep killing Alberta.

Keep going, pinhead.
commented 2016-06-25 15:19:14 -0400
At this point it’s obvious all these Bolshy dipper commissars and appointees are only going through the motions – they pretend to be changing us into socialist slaves and we pretend we’re not rebelling. Both they and we know in 3 yrs time, after the democratic correction, the indictments will be issued and there will be nowhere safe to hide for an ex Notley commie. So they are pillaging all the perks and sinecure they can while they can.

This appointment is pure hollow symbolism and the appointee will ignore their presumed function go to work lapping up all the honey they can gorge themselves on at the public trough.
commented 2016-06-25 15:14:34 -0400
Just what we need another academic who has no clue AND DOES NOT EVEN LIVE HERE, WHAT IS WITH THE NDP HIRING EVERYONE EXCEPT ALBERTANS, And WTF is our useless energy minister doing, Is this not part of her duties ? Just cannot wait to kick these idiots to the curb.