PETITION: No Green Reset
Globalists are pushing for a green reset, which involves transitioning from fossil fuels to “green energy.” However, many people are opposed to this shift and believe it is unnecessary. If you share this sentiment, please sign this petition.
Currently, there have been 24,958 signatures on the petition, with a goal of reaching 25,000 signatures.
The Alberta government has decided to halt the approval of new “green energy” projects amid concerns from residents regarding responsible land use. As of August 3, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has officially paused renewable electricity generation projects that exceed one megawatt until February 29, 2024. The province took this step after receiving feedback from municipalities and landowners who were against the rapid development of green energy.
The AUC will be conducting a review of the use of agricultural and public lands for wind and solar projects. Additionally, they will explore questions surrounding land reclamation and the role of municipal governments in these developments.
According to Pipeline Online, Alberta’s wind energy output dropped to just 0.8% capacity, generating 29 megawatts shortly after midnight on April 4. Although wind farms in Alberta have the potential to produce 3,618 megawatts at full capacity, they struggled during the extremely cold winter months. Currently, 91.3% of Alberta’s electricity is generated from fossil fuels. Wind power currently represents only 0.4% of capacity and contributes to only 0.1% of the total generation. On the other hand, solar power represents 33.2% of capacity and contributes 3.61% of the total generation. It is worth noting that the province is also importing 811 megawatts or 7% of its energy.
The unreliability of wind farms to sustain Alberta’s energy needs is a cause for concern. Colin Craig, the president of SecondStreet.org, argues that the business case for solar and wind power is weak due to their unpredictable nature. He points out that the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow.
Despite the challenges associated with wind power, TransAlta Corporation plans to construct another wind power plant in Cardston County. This project, known as the Riplinger Wind Power Project, would consist of up to 50 operational turbines with the capacity to generate around 300 megawatts of power. However, this proposal has faced opposition from residents who claim that there was poor planning and communication from the company. They are concerned about the potential disruption to local businesses and wildlife.
Julia Palmer, a resident, expresses her concerns about the project and emphasizes the value of preserving wild spaces. She acknowledges the importance of wind power but believes that this particular location is not suitable for such a development.
TransAlta Corporation argues that it has conducted the necessary environmental studies and is committed to managing and mitigating any environmental impacts. The company has also secured all the lands required for the project and completed preliminary engineering and geotechnical surveys. They intend to apply for permits and licenses from the Alberta Utilities Commission in either the second or third quarter of 2023. Construction of the project would commence once regulatory approval is granted and is expected to take between 12 and 18 months.
Residents in the area express disappointment with the lack of communication from TransAlta Corporation about the project. They argue that only those within 1,500 meters of the proposed project boundaries received notification, while the broader community remained unaware until they heard about it through word of mouth. Concerns are raised about the potential impact on scenic views and tourism.
The project is still in the mid-stage of development, and TransAlta Corporation anticipates obtaining AUC approval around 2024. They expect the wind power facility to become operational by late 2025.
In conclusion, the Alberta government has temporarily suspended the approval of new green energy projects, citing concerns from residents about responsible land use. The Alberta Utilities Commission will review the use of agricultural and public lands for wind and solar projects, as well as consider land reclamation and the role of municipal governments in these developments. Meanwhile, TransAlta Corporation is facing opposition to its Riplinger Wind Power Project due to concerns about poor planning and communication, potential disruptions to local businesses and wildlife, and the impact on scenic views. The company maintains that it has conducted the necessary environmental studies and is committed to minimizing environmental impacts.