Saturday, January 23, 2010

Coming Soon To Ontario

The story is here (and good on Dalton, by the way: close the car plants and those auto-workers can make turbines.). But in the picture they're actually doing it wrong!

H/T

5 comments:

FFIB NAMOL said...

Spoke to a Solar tech outfit in California yesterday.

They are working on a proposal to bring mfg to ON, converting or adding production runs to the auto parts industries. The CEO claims that the ON incentives are the best in N/A and almost as good as the Germans were offering 10 years ago, which according to him explains why Europe is so far ahead in the greening of energy production.

Not used to a Canadian govt looking this far ahead, I agree good on Dalton.

Oldschool said...

No country in Europe has reduced their Karbon Footprint since Kyoto . . . fact!!!
Europe has greener energy because, back in the 70's and 80's they built Nuclear Power Plants.
Wind and solar are many times more expensive and not reliable energy sources. Check out the facts!!

Oldschool said...

Spain has invested big-time in the windmill thing. For every green job they created, 2.2 regular jobs were lost. Spain is now bankrupt . . . is this the road Ontario is on???
Dalton's 90 acre wind farm is laughable . . . buying their electricity at 4 times the selling price . . . only a liberal would think that was a good buy.
And one more thing . . . Gorebull Warming ended 10 years ago, and the IPCC was a total fraud - the East Anglis e-mails proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

sharonapple88 said...

Spain has invested big-time in the windmill thing. For every green job they created, 2.2 regular jobs were lost. Spain is now bankrupt . . . is this the road Ontario is on???

You're basing this on Gabriel Calzada Álvarez's paper, right.

The commie over at the Wall Street Journal notes that the paper doesn't identify the jobs being lost to the green industry. Johnson points out that the paper really argues that government subsidies are less efficient at creating jobs than the private market. Johnson also throws out that Álvarez's a libertarian and one of the groups he's associated with took money from Exxon. (Zing.)

The other commie over at the New Republic bring up problems with the cost calculations.

crf said...

Yes, Alvarez's paper has some problems.

But ... wind, and solar, are just not any sort of scalable solution to reducing ghg by any significant amount in Canada. Especially if we are going to be radically increasing electricity use by several factors in replacing fossil fuels in industry and transportation with electricity.

In Canada you have to do Hydro and Nuclear. There is no escaping physics.

Wind Turbines and Solar Cells are the bffs of the coal and oil industries. If they suck all spare available energy capital that the oil industry doesn't catch, they help insure its continued dominance.