Canadian Press, 17th July 2008 – Premiers strike deal on energy efficiency but could not agree on emissions plan (http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iTAUawl8hm4ccBoxQu4m1VF48bwg)
Council of the Federation meeting:
Alberta and Saskatchewan support “carbon capture” technology – sure, a really useful technology for storing carbon dioxide in the ground?!
B.C. and Central Canada support cap-and-trade which allows “polluters” to buy credits from “greener” companies (Western Climate Initiative). “Polluters” is in quotes because they probably define carbon dioxide as a pollutant also. Since plants need it to live (don’t tell anyone), this is insane.
The 13 premiers agreed on energy conservation efforts, which usually means imposing communist-like rationing and moralizing on consumers, whom they believe to be clueless about saving their own money. We’re so used to that. They do the same with water and health care. Every summer the ninnies are shrieking about how we’re using too much water and too much hydro for air conditioning – because their price-regulated top-down monstrosities don’t meet consumer needs (it’s impossible). And don’t get me started on garbage pick-up. Which do you prefer? Escalating rationing and controls on your life – or free market? Tell the politicians what you want.
Thankfully, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said that cap and trade is “un-Canadian” and is a “tax for wealth redistribution from the energy-producing provinces to the rest of the country.”
In more good news, the Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald opposes the carbon tax, because it would lead to significant increases in coal-generated electricity costs.
But to one degree or another, they all take this stuff seriously – or pretend to (especially in the case of the federal government). It’s all delusional peer pressure and if people think that everyone buys into this, they’re just dreaming. The worst effects of this propaganda about human-caused climate change are the “solutions” which we need to be suspicious of. Simple as that. All of this fluff has the hard edge of control and taxation driving it.
July 19th, 2008