Comment reply to the Max Bernier Show Episode 28 https://youtu.be/g7kuVK1pCAo
I was an environmentalist back in the late 1980s, it doesn't make me an Environmentalist for life, it just means I am conscious of my place in the environment. Unfortunately, what I choose and what the political leaders and corporations choose have two different objectives.
As someone who lives in one of the windiest areas in South-Western Ontario near over 150 wind turbines I can tell you 1) they don't run all the time, 2) they took months to make them compatible with the grid because they are considered to be "dirty" energy. The government of the day negotiated contracts paying 90c/kWh and selling it to consumers for peak 20c/kWh, then jacking up transmission rates and taxes.
Green Energy was an economic disaster in Ontario in regards to wind turbines. Why we didn't focus more on supplementing nuclear and coal with solar and wind on small scale I don't know. Why could we note give each property a smaller scale wind turbine or solar panels and reduce their dependence on the grid. Why, because of money. It's not about being green climate-wise, it's about being green dollar-wise.
Instead of shipping our recyclables overseas, if we don't recycle them into products, then we should burn them here in Canada in energy-generating plants, more power for larger communities through burning waste. Instead of having less people to have less stuff why not just have less stuff? Do we really need 15 kinds of bathroom tissue (ok, maybe during a deadly pandemic but under normal conditions)? Because there's no profit in that for the Ted Turner's of the world. Our problem is that we choose excess over necessity. We don't have to live without to have everything we need to live quality lives.
This website section uses a lot of satire and sarcasm to get points across. if you don't like it why are you reading this website at all?