PETITION: No Green Reset
Globalists are pushing for a green reset, attempting to manipulate the public into transitioning from fossil fuels to “green energy.” However, many argue that this shift is unnecessary, unwanted, and unacceptable. If you agree with this sentiment, please sign this petition.
At the time of writing this article, the petition has garnered 24,970 signatures, with a goal of reaching 25,000.
Recently, a staff memo for Environment Canada confirmed what many premiers have been warning taxpayers about for months — transitioning to a ‘net-zero’ electricity system will result in higher costs for ratepayers. Unfortunately, even the Department of Environment doesn’t have an estimate for how much more consumers and industries will have to pay for this supposed “green” electrification.
The memo states, “As the economy transitions to net zero by 2050, there will be increased demand for clean electricity to decarbonize other sectors such as transportation or buildings. This expansion of clean electricity supply towards 2050 will increase costs. Some experts are predicting that demand could double by 2050.”
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has been vocal about her skepticism regarding a net-zero power grid by 2035. She argues that a 42% emissions reduction by 2030, essentially a production cap, is not realistic or feasible. Smith believes that such ambitious targets will have negative consequences for the economy.
According to a report by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), transitioning the province to a net-zero grid would cost taxpayers between $44 billion and $52 billion over the next decade. The report also estimates that power generation costs would exceed $92.2 billion during the same period.
Premier Smith has raised concerns about the conflicting reports and their potential impact on the economy. She highlights the AESO report’s estimation that transitioning to a net-zero power grid would result in a cumulative reduction of $35 billion. This conflicting data only adds to the uncertainty surrounding the cost of the green reset.
Premier Smith aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 but cautions against accelerating the timeline to 2035 without the necessary technology to support it. She argues that a 2035 net-zero power grid is simply unachievable.
This sentiment is echoed by other premiers, including Saskatchewan’s Premier Scott Moe, who strongly opposes the federal government’s energy plans. He believes that Saskatchewan should chart its own path, separate from Canada’s broader energy goals.
The impact of phasing out coal-fired power plants on electricity rates and the federal electric vehicle (EV) market has yet to be detailed by the Cabinet. In a 2016 submission to the Senate Energy Committee, the Canadian Electricity Association estimated infrastructure costs at $350 billion. It remains unclear how these costs will be passed on to ratepayers.
The Senate committee acknowledged the potential for higher electricity bills for Canadians as the country attempts to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
In May, the Saskatchewan Party and NDP Opposition unanimously supported the province’s plan for affordable and reliable power generation up to 2035. This plan includes not phasing out conventional coal by 2030 or transitioning to a net-zero electricity grid by 2035.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has also called on the government to revoke its subsidy for Volkswagen (VW) due to skyrocketing costs. The CTF has discovered that the subsidies have increased by billions of dollars.
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has informed Saskatchewan that operating coal-fired power plants past 2030 without technology to reduce carbon emissions would be illegal. Failure to comply with this regulation would be a violation of Canada’s Criminal Code.
Premier Smith has pledged her support for Premier Moe in opposing the federal government’s radical energy policies. However, she has no plans to reopen the coal debate in her province.
The Department of Natural Resources has indicated that estimates of costlier electricity are still being developed. Conservative MP Warren Steinley has requested these figures, which will provide much-needed clarity on the potential impact of the green reset on electricity rates.
Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has proposed that one-fifth of all passenger vehicles sold in Canada by 2026 must be electric. Parliament has set a target of adding 6 million more zero-emission passenger vehicles by the end of the decade.
While the transition to electric vehicles is essential, Premier Smith believes that imposing such aggressive targets on her province is unreasonable. She intends to fight against this policy, arguing for a more balanced approach.
In conclusion, the push for a green reset and the transition to “green energy” has sparked debate and divided opinions. While climate change is undoubtedly a pressing issue, there are significant concerns regarding the costs and feasibility of these ambitious targets. Premier Smith and other leaders are urging caution and a more realistic approach to ensure the country’s economic stability while promoting sustainable practices.