May 19, 2024
There is no magical energy transformation for Canada
How has the supply chain that has kept our grocery shelves stocked kept itself going? Solar-powered tractor-trailers? Oxcarts?
How has the supply chain that has kept our grocery shelves stocked kept itself going? Solar-powered tractor-trailers? Oxcarts?

There are two things we can say about “renewable” energy: It seldom produces more energy than it takes to capture and release its energy – meaning many renewable projects have energy deficits. And renewables almost always cost more tax dollars than they bring in; meaning budget deficits.

Ontario’s 10-year “green” energy experiment under the former Liberal provincial government proved that. At least $50 billion in added debt, doubled electricity bills and tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs lost to the States where energy inputs weren’t so pricey.

And according to the Ontario auditor general, no net new energy produced and few if any emissions saved. Put simply, lots of economic losses, few environmental benefits.

Yet somehow the True Believers of the Ecocult – the Greta-nistas – have convinced themselves Canada stands on the verge of a magical energy transformation. We can pivot out of this pandemic into a world without fossil fuels.

(We’ve all heard people are having more colourful dreams during the pandemic. Perhaps that’s behind this fanciful unicorns-and-rainbows thinking.)

Maybe it’s as George Orwell wrote in his essay Notes on Nationalism, to believe the truly absurd, “one has to belong to the intelligentsia … no ordinary man could be such a fool.”

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See Also:

(1) Legal groups eye suing government to roll back COVID-19 restrictions

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