July 27, 2016

(FLASHBACK:) NDP owe BILLIONS in cancelled contracts after Alberta power companies drop coal fired energy

Rebel Staff

One of the busiest and most beautiful lakes in Alberta is Wabamun Lake. (We ran a story about this gorgeous place last year, with great photos.)

What makes this even more extraordinary is that the area is also dotted with coal-fired power plants. They’re small, close to zero-emission, reliable, and provide cheap power.

Putting up the same number of wind turbines, for example, would turn the whole area into an ugly hundred square mile wind factory and bird sacrifice zone.

But that’s what Rachel Notley and the NDP are planning to do, remember: eliminate the clean coal power plants.

Well, Enmax, the power company for Calgary, recently announced that they are cancelling their contract to buy coal-fired power. Three other Alberta power companies have done the same thing: TransCanada, AltaGas and Capital Power.

You'd think Notley's government would be thrilled.

Except that when all these energy companies bail out of coal-fired power, the province has to pick up the contract.

So now the NDP is panicking, obviously. The Alberta government is already collapsing under debt. Now they realize they will be on the hook for billions of dollars of coal-fired power that they themselves just made useless.

Did the NDP not know this would happen when they went on about “getting out of coal”?

(PHOTOS: Sean McCormick, mccormickphotography.com)

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commented 2016-07-28 13:44:57 -0400
And now to the news:
A large black bituminous rock was extracted from Premier Wynne’s vagina early this morning. Doctors believe it took years to form and was in pristine condition because apparently nothing has penetrated her nether region in over 40 years, well, actually ever. It is considered a rare find and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder to offset Ontario’s wind and solar power losses. In a related story, Premier Notley was found dead this morning in Prime Minister Trudeau’s office. She apparently died of suffocation after she was found with the Prime Minister’s cock firmly lodged deep in her throat. The PM was stunned that she was even down there and said when he woke up he just thought it was Sophie. Word is they had a few tokes after last night’s conference on the dangers of pipe lines and their impact on global warming. One thing led to another, it got very hot in the room and before they knew it they had their clothes off. The last thing the Prime Minister remembers is trying to show Premier Notley how a pipe line can cause severe damage when constructed in delicate environmental regions. Apparently he was correct.
Film at 11.
commented 2016-07-28 09:47:22 -0400
NDP SUCKS link I mean
commented 2016-07-28 09:35:11 -0400
And the lying NDP said they knew not of the compensation due if they cancelled contracts early. The clip that NDP SUCKS has provided should be played on a big screen when legislature is in session for ALL to see. The dippers are not even good liars, and this whole scam needs to be continually shown to the populace, most of whom seem to have no clue how corrupt and twisted the junk science lies and monetary theft is on a world wide basis. Please check out the HEWGILL and NDP links. PLEASE

Thanks YVETTE for the words of encouragement. Most of us here are of like mind and we should all do what we can to expose the Marxist swine for what they are. Same goes for air head JT in Ottawa. He is poised to introduce a National carbon tax. My head hurts.

DJBT, STPC and the 2 witches
commented 2016-07-28 02:40:50 -0400
Before this file is closed again I just wanted to add a video clip supplied by Sheila.

It is Notley and Prentice talking about the financial penalty for taxing/closing down the power plants.

Well it seems the NDP are extremely stupid and it is evident. They are really terrible liars to boot.

commented 2016-07-28 01:13:35 -0400
Bernie R…..your post indicates to me that you are very knowledgable on the wind power energy, unlike Notley who is getting her info from the kids in kindergarten.
David White….you should send the contents of your 1st post (minus the “f” words) to Notley for her perusal, because you expressed so well our frustrations & how her insane dangerous policies are destroying Ab & include the link to “Stop Those Things”.
commented 2016-07-28 00:09:09 -0400
The law of diminishing returns is Notley’s enemy. If wind produces only a small amount of the total, the fluctuation is relatively meaningless, but when wind produces a significant part of the total, you need exponentially more to cover the low periods. For example, if you need 1,000 MWh and coal can produce 990 MWh, the wind supply can be 40-50 MWh (to be able to handle the low times). However, if you need the same 1,000 MWh and coal produces only 50% of it, the wind will have to be 4,000 – 5,000 MWh – one hundred times as much and 4-5 times as much generation capacity as the equivalent coal . Couple that with the reduction in efficiency with each new windmill due to the good hills continually being taken, and the cost is astronomical. Oh, and on top of that southern Alberta, my home, will look worse than Fort McMurray (over a larger area) because of the massive wind farm eyesore from border to border to border.
commented 2016-07-27 23:57:55 -0400
Just a little correction. You said “to replace this amount of coal fired electricity you’d need to build a hundred skyscraper sized windmills.” I’m an entrepreneur from southern Alberta where we have some wind farms already (and we have all the wind) and I’ve crunched the numbers on them. The Wabamun area produces roughly 35% of Alberta’s electricity. You’re going to need TENS OF THOUSANDS of windmills to replace Wabamun, NOT a hundred.

Filling southern Alberta with windmills from border to border to border is the only way to get a significant production, and the law of diminishing returns applies as well because the wind resource gets less and less the more you build (the good hills get taken). The countryside in southern Alberta will be completely destroyed.
commented 2016-07-27 22:07:40 -0400

Thanks Robert Hewgill for this nugget.

DJBT,STPC and the 2 witches
commented 2016-07-27 21:16:57 -0400
That stunned twat in Ontario cost the taxpayers of Ontario 2 Billion dollars when the Liberals cancelled the contract to build a clean burning natural gas electrical generating station. She did the same stupid thing that Notley just did – complete ignorance of how business works. Wynne is a former school teacher and couldn’t run a food truck. What these idiot NDP didn’t bother learning is that long term billion dollar contracts require protection for the investors whose money is put up for these mega projects. Notley’s heros, Chavez and Castro both seized foreign owned oil and gas businesses and threw the owners out of the country, thinking that’s all they had to do to get that prize. The oil companies had the very same clause in their contracts and took Venezuela and Cuba to court and won huge multi – million dollar judgements. The U.S. assisted by enforcing the judgement and seizing the bank accounts and property of both socialist paradises. If Notley thinks she is going to get away with this , she’s a bigger idiot than her obese, bloated, dim witted , raisins in a pudding face Energy Minister.
commented 2016-07-27 20:32:37 -0400
Stop These Things is an organization dedicated to stopping the phony windmills, around the world. They document the many failures from where ever they’ve tried these things. The corrupt lame stream media covers it up, so the majority of people don’t know what’s going. Don’t look to the PC’s or Wild Rose to put a stop to it. All indications are, that they’ve already sold us out.

commented 2016-07-27 20:18:58 -0400
David it is sad.There is no respect for tax dollars because a carbon tax is like hitting the political lottery.Even Moe Larry and Curly could do a better job than the witches of the east and west x 2.
Nuttys carbon tax will be far reaching.
commented 2016-07-27 20:09:54 -0400
Too bad NDPS can’t learn from others mistakes. Follow Europes plan? How’s that working out?
commented 2016-07-27 20:08:29 -0400
Where is that archived video Sheila GunnReid posted online where Jim prentice is explaining to Rachel Notley that shutting down power plants would cost taxpayers $billions?
commented 2016-07-27 19:45:29 -0400
To answer Marilyn Neilson’s second question, it is because most of the NDP female MLAs are fat unkempt frumps. Don’t know for sure on the invisible Energy Minister though, no one ever sees her. She would prove hard to recognize. One would figure that she would be front and center with the seriousness of this critical mess involving our energy sector. Did she follow her own advice and move to BC? CANADIAN MONGREL has had little success tracking her down. He has indicated the closest he has come to finding her has been a puff or two of smoke from her staffers. This whole mess reeks of Dipper incompetence and stupidity. It’s time they woke up from their giddy accidental election win. ( Thanks so much Jim Prentiss and Danielle Smith ). And uglier by the day Rachael Notley giggles and hires all these out of province jackasses to help bring us down, led by the ultimate waste of skin, Brian Topp.

We can only hope that these decommissioned power plants are maintained and kept in good running order. Not too long in the future they will be back running full bore. They are CLEAN burning, our coal is among the cleanest burning in the world, and it is relatively cheap. The horror we are being subjected too will see us matching the astronomical power costs that the bone rack has foisted upon the good people of Ontariowe. How’s that working out?

Go Trump

commented 2016-07-27 19:16:51 -0400
And unfortunately, the article’s Title “NDP owe BILLIONS” is incorrect. The NDP owe nothing. The taxpayers of Alberta owe that money. The current NDP hoard can just quietly return to Ontario or wherever, get a Liberal/NDP connected job and continue destroying the Country, without any accountability whatsoever for what they’ve done to Alberta.
commented 2016-07-27 17:43:47 -0400
Dems just nominated Hilary first lady ever nominated for president.I hope they don’t look north of the boarder.Did Canada just get lucky or what.Look at the mess in Ontario Alberta and BC.Or did the USA GET FIRST PICK.Time to fire all 3 and take the invisible PM and Dion with them.
commented 2016-07-27 16:56:50 -0400
The N.D.P. is made up of union goons teachers greens nurses x gov. so called workers not the sharpest knives in the drawer.
commented 2016-07-27 16:11:39 -0400
Hey, that’s just great! Nutley is launching a legal battle against the power companies. Whom does one think will be paying for that idiotic fiasco?
Can’t help it, but every time I see the NDP female MLA’S,they all look like fat unkempt frumps. What’s with that?
commented 2016-07-27 15:51:04 -0400
The NDP government were unaware of the clause that the power companies could rescind the deal if the government of the day made the contract unprofitable. Well, Notley doubled the carbon tax and made the power generation unprofitable. Now the government has admitted this on the attached link. So to compound the problem they are launching a legal battle. Do you think Notley could have cancelled the carbon tax increase or make a retroactive exemption for the power producers and put a stop this whole problem? Not a chance on that I guess. As usual like little guilty kids they parade out the unhealthy health minister and try to blame this on the former PC government. Have you ever seen anything as childish, stupid and irresponsible as this? This will cost the citizens about 2 billion. Wynne would be proud.

commented 2016-07-27 14:45:58 -0400
The ndp and liberal gong shows are going to be the end of Canada as a Country.
commented 2016-07-27 14:20:58 -0400
Looks like we’re in pretty bad shape, my fellow Canadians.
commented 2016-07-27 14:19:52 -0400
Want to bankrupt your province? Elect an NDP government.
Want to bankrupt Canada? Elect an NDP government.
Want to corrupt your province or nation with moral, intellectual, social and economic decline? Elect a Liberal government, especially one with the likes of Justin Trudeau or Kathleen Wynne.
commented 2016-07-27 12:36:30 -0400
Now once again those Albertans who voted in this radical group of communists NDP are getting what they deserve. Those Albertans who didn’t vote in this radical bunch of communist NDP are counting the days to the next election.
Unfortunately all Albertans will have to pay for this folly of those communist NDP for the twenty five years
commented 2016-07-27 12:19:55 -0400
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commented 2016-07-27 11:59:52 -0400
The Notley government has proven their incompetent and incapable of running a province. What kind of manager doesn’t do their home work before they implement any new program. The fact these contracts have been in place for the past 16yrs and are finished after 20yrs doesn’t fit the lies or spin Notley and company are spinning. More money is about to be wasted to prove just how incompetent they truly are. The costs are likely going to be in the millions and by the time it settles the contracts will have expired anyway.
commented 2016-05-15 22:26:03 -0400
Brian Topp, please disappear, please. I think the east coast has an opening for a low intelligence, know nothing radical. Serious Brian, the whole country is ripe for your radical hypocrisy. Take it elsewhere. Oh and BTW, take Rachel with you, please, thank you.
commented 2016-05-15 12:58:01 -0400
Even Germany hasn’t stopped using coal.
commented 2016-05-14 23:05:48 -0400
I would like to know the amount of co2 emissions per megawatt for Alberta coal fired plants compared to the average of US coal fired power plants.
commented 2016-05-14 19:37:45 -0400
This is what happens when two right-wing factions squabble with each other.
commented 2016-05-14 19:36:40 -0400
If the NDP win the next election again, we and ourselves will be the buggers to blame for not uniting the right.