CO2 and Chemistry

CO2 can’t cause global warming, reblogged from Quixotes Last Stand;

Let’s put this amount of energy in perspective. If we all turned off all our appliances and went and lived in caves, and then devoted every coal, nuclear, gas, hydro, wind and solar power plant to just heating the ocean, it would take a breathtaking 32,000 years to heat the ocean by just this 1˚C!

In short, our influence on our climate, even if we really tried, is miniscule!”

Perhaps, the Carbon Taxes will warm things up?

Princeton Prof Meets President-Elect

Trump meets with Princeton scientist who called ‘global warming’ fears ‘pure belief disguised as science’:

Princeton University physics professor Dr. Will Happer, an outspoken climate skeptic, who has authored 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, has testified to the U.S. Senate that the Earth is currently in a ‘CO2 ‘famine.’ Happer explained to Congress in 2009: ”Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind…’CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning,” Happer added.


In 2014, Happer ridiculed “global warming” fears. “The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing CO2 will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science,” he noted. He also ripped the EPA’s climate policies in 2016, declaring: “
The EPA is just completely bonkers, CO2 will benefit the Earth.”

Happer has also directed his scientific ire at the United Nations, declaring that policies to combat “global warming” are “based on nonsense.” “Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?,” he asked. (See:
Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’

NOT FAKE NEWS.

Green Energy Only Works If You Tax Everything

Call it like it is: Andrew Follet in the Daily Caller. Without government subsidies, and I’ll add the current Canadian saviour, Deficit Financing, Green Energy cannot and will not ever be able to compete with conventional power sources!

Follow these conclusions:
1– conventional energy over the next decade will be less expensive than Green Energy
2– massive government subsidies are needed to make it work but not compete with conventional sources (now, it’s become, Greed Energy)
3– Green Energy  can only work if power prices are exceedingly high
4– Solar and Wind power are more than twice as costly as natural gas (and maybe even more than twice for coal and hydro, just a guess)
5– the “True-dough” and Wynne-lose governments are pushing the idea of a Carbon Tax to make power more expensive so that GREEN can SEEM to be competitive, never mind that we have approached a level of poverty caused by energy prices
6– Ireland, Sweden, Chile, and Finland have carbon taxation (so does the province of BC); however, Australia repealed its carbon tax in 2014 because it appeared to be harming the economy
7– no jurisdiction taxes carbon at a high enough rate to impact global CO2 emissions, and to do so all governments would have to tax everything
8– weaning ourselves off fossil fuels (to please Leonardo DiCaprio et al), ain’t gonna happen
9– beside high prices, Green Energy is UNRELIABLE, its output is unpredictable, and it tends to produce the most power at times it is least needed
10– even if the cost of fuel went up radically, Greed Energy would still need more subsidies

As long as SUBSIDIES remain alive, wind developers will never stop in spite of these truths.

The unpredictable output of Greed Energy requires keeping excessive conventional power generation sources online to ensure a consistent output of power.  And that is the Green Economy!

 

In Ontario, Wind Energy is DIRTY

Dirty Wind blogged by OWR from letter by S. Giorno to the Sarnia Observer.

Only in Ontario!!!
quote:
With every megawatt-hour of wind-produced electricity accepted into the Ontario grid, the province is in fact substituting electricity that produces an average of 40 kg CO2 per megawatt-hour (from gas turbines operating ONLY during peak demand) with electricity that produces an average of 200 kg CO2 per megawatt-hour (from gas turbines that MUST operate whenever the wind stops blowing).

Read Green Illusions. And, Dirty Business.

GOOGLE Says So…

Google engineers have concluded renewable energy production like wind and solar are a waste of time and resources [Quixote’s] as reported by Margaret Wente in the G&M:
But the fundamental problem with Big Wind is much bigger than its cost and unreliability. The problem is that today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us from the effects of climate change – and we’re wasting our time by trying.

If Google says so, it must be right (smile), but the MacWynne gov’t will keep on with this massive tax scam

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TV Turbine Report in Niagara Region

The Ongoing Controversy over Turbines continues, is the gist of this CHCH TV report [also blogged on OntWindResistance]. TV reporter, Lisa Hepfner tries to examine both sides of the issue in West Lincoln (which will soon be metal porcupine country with a total of 77 IWT’s). The IWT’s will stretch from West Lincoln to Wainfleet.
The reporter quotes residents who are being bombarded with noise & health issues. She also quotes OPA on the issue, whose spokesman tells what amounts to a duplicitous lie: Shawn Cronkwright, Ontario Power Authority: “With wind turbines, you have to pay to install the equipment, but after the equipment is installed the cost of the fuel is zero. Wind actually is a key piece of keeping prices lower in the entire portfolio.”
The zero cost of “fuel” is disingenuous, to say the least. There’s the huge cost of accessing that “fuel” paid for with tax dollars in the billions; there’s the huge cost of paying for the consumption of that “fuel”, and the huge cost of re-selling that excess “fuel” to other jurisdictions at a less than the cost of production. Then there are the hidden healthcare costs caused by the effects of that “fuel”, the transmission costs (hydro has to shut down to allow wind energy onto the Grid); the air pollution costs caused by the diesel engines needed to operate the turbines; and the costs of lost agricultural production from the industrialized land needed to erect these 60 story towers.
And let’s not even mention the slaughter of millions of flying creatures the earth needs to keep its balance.
Or the Charter Rights being breached by forced acceptance of turbine development. Or the loss of land value. Or increased carbon emissions.
Wind energy is not “free” or “clean” or “green”; these words are government and industry mantras aimed at deluding the public into thinking that the outmoded technology of wind is cutting edge. The edge has been dulled in Europe and the many countries that are abandoning it. Landowners who give their land over to the production of wind instead of crops will be disappointed when their “windfall” lasts much less than 20 years, when the landscape will be dotted with stopped and rusting turbines. But the thieves who run this scheme will have had their money and others will have left office.

Turbine Facts

Wind is Waning… “Clean Green” or expensive Con game paid for by, U?

Green SCAM also a SHAM

[Editor: Green Legislation in Ontario overrides other legislation meant to protect the health and habitat of citizens, livestock and wildlife, as well as the natural environment by imposing restrictions on property use.  But Turbines are immune to any such restrictions.  While the Endangered Species Act prohibits you from building or developing land where such species might exist, it is waived where turbine development is meant to take place.  Green legislation is not only a scam but also, and more particularly, a SHAM.  This SHAM contravenes all protections laid down in the so-called Charter of Rights.  A pity no legal firm is pursuing, pro bono, a Charter Challenge to the Green Energy Act; it would be a long, laborious and very expensive undertaking, but it should be done. Green Metaphors are seriously dangerous in Ontario.]

Keith Stelling of Arran Lake in Bruce County,  at the Toronto protest April 3rd addressed these words to Premier Wynne:  (re-blogged from OWR Ontario Wind Resistance.)

Welcome everyone from all over Ontario
Thank you for
taking the trouble
having the courage
being persistent

WHY ARE WE HERE?

To tell Premier Wynne we are fed up with incompetent energy policy made by foreign multinational corporations.

WE ARE TIRED OF BEING IGNORED!
We can’t afford 15% hydro bill increases! Our economy can’t afford subsidies to big energy corporations.

WIND TURBINES ARE A SCAM!
WIND TURBINES DON’T CUT CO2 EMISSIONS: they increase them.
WIND ENERGY IS NOT CHEAP: we have to pay twice to cover the backup.

It’s often produced when we can’t use it. Then it has to be sold to the United States at below what it cost us to produce. Sometimes we even have to pay them to take it off our hands.

When there is lots of wind, emission-free water power and nuclear often have to be shut down—but we still pay for them!

There is no benign environmental footprint!

Wind turbines are destroying our wildlife habitats.

We’ve done our homework. The government has not.

WE OBJECT TO THE GREEN ENERGY ACT EXEMPTING DEVELOPERS FROM Ontario’s environmental legislation.
WE BELIEVE THAT MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES issuing permits to destroy endangered species and their habitat is A SCANDAL AND ILLEGAL.

We resent being trivialized and called liars when government ministers and the industry tell us our health complaints are all in our heads—caused by jealousy!

We question the authority of the Chief Medical Officer of Health whose report claims there are no adverse health effects when Grey-Bruce MOH Hazel Lynn has found 24 peer reviewed studies that say there are!

WE KNOW THAT WHEN OUR NEIGHBOURS TELL US THEY CAN’T SLEEP BECAUSE OF THE WAVES OF INFRASOUND THAT VIBRATE THROUGH THEIR BODIES AND THEIR HEADS, they are not lying.

We know that children who live beside the turbines and can’t sleep at home miss out on their education because they fall asleep in school.

We know that long term sleep deprivation causes lowered immunity.

WE ARE TIRED OF GOVT INCOMPETENCE, DUPLICITY AND CRONYISM.
(How much will moving the gas plant actually cost us? 6 billion?)

OUR MESSAGE TO PERMIER WYNNE TODAY IS THIS:
There is no rational basis for adding more wind energy to the grid

it threatens grid stability
makes electricity unaffordable
increases CO2 emissions
and is destroying our communities,
our health,
our wildlife
and our economy.

WE DO NOT INTEND TO GIVE UP our fight for social justice, PREMIER WYNNE.

It is time for YOU to CHANGE COURSE.

Stop approving wind turbines until you have done your homework!

We are not willing communities.

SHUT DOWN THE WIND TURBINES!

Join Us: April 3 at 11:30AM

JOIN US OUTSIDE THE TORONTO CONFERENCE CENTRE WED APRIL 3 AT 11:30 A.M.
Here is a great opportunity to bring our message to the city! Join us and help distribute 6,000 flyers telling city people why the government’s energy policy is not working and is harmful to our economy, our residents and our wildlife. Your presence in Toronto will tell the media that Government subsidies to wind energy producers are bankrupting our economy; why wind turbines are a huge scam; how wind energy produces more CO2; that Ministry of Natural Resources overall benefit permits are allowing developers to “destroy the habitat of endangered species”; and that we’re tired of the incompetence, the lack of respect, the dishonest replies to our questions; the cover-ups, the cronyism, the duplicity, the e-Health scandal, the Ornge scandal, the gas plant scandal and lies about its cost, the HST on our hydro and fuel bills, the unacceptable legislation hidden in omnibus budget bills, the arrogance of ministers in ignoring correspondence from citizens– and all the rest!

Our message to Premier Wynne and Energy Minister Chiarelli: There is no rational basis for adding more wind generators to the Ontario electrical system: they will threaten grid stability, make electricity unaffordable, increase CO2 emissions and increase the harm already being done to citizens, communities, significant wildlife habitats and the Ontario economy.

Make sure your community is well represented in Toronto this Wednesday April 3. This is a big chance to let the media see we are willing to take the trouble to come down to the city to deliver our message and that we have not gone away since last year! FIT FORUM PROTEST on WED, APRIL 3RD, at 11:30 a.m. at Simcoe Park on Front Street, beside the CBC building and opposite the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. SEE YOU THERE!