In 2015, Canada, along with 194 other countries, signed on to the Paris Agreement. This Agreement, devised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), called on all signees to make a commitment to lower their carbon emissions by the year 2030. However, it set no objective baseline - each nation could set its own. So what was described as an “agreement” was really just a collection of individual statements, some - like those for China and India - which meant absolutely no change to the status quo.
Our last blogpost was intended to illuminate where Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Erin O’Toole has positioned himself on issues affecting the affordability of energy. Today, we are doing the same with a second candidate, Peter MacKay. Let’s take a close look.
CPC leadership candidate and Ontario MP Erin O’Toole released his platform a few weeks ago. Within 24 hours he had backtracked his positioning on energy. It seems that walking the line between keeping grassroots conservatives happy and maintaining a quasi-green image is a more difficult task than O’Toole anticipated. Memo to Erin: the greens are not your voters, despite what some policy appeasers might say.
Last week it was Germany. Now it is the United Kingdom. It seems that expensive “green energy” policies are taking the world by storm. According to a new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation, consumers in the UK are paying more and more for an inefficient, fragile electricity system through a charge on their bills called the Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS).
Here comes another cautionary tale about the dangers of “green energy.” This one is out of Germany - the green energy utopia of Europe. Energy consumers in Germany are getting stuck with the bill for expensive clean energy contracts. Sounds familiar? It is the exact situation Ontarians find themselves in thanks to the notorious McGuinty-Wynne era Green Energy Act.
A fall 2020 election is looking more and more appealing to the Trudeau Liberals. Nik Nanos, founder of Nanos Research, and Pollster Greg Lyle of Innovative Research said in a Hill Times article this week that fall 2020 is an ideal time for the Liberals to win back their majority. This should set off alarm bells for Canadians concerned about affordable energy!