Robb Connelly Alberta Party Candidate for Leduc-Beaumont
I believe in climate change however science must be the driving force behind a climate plan not ideology.
Mr. Trudeau stated that by 2018 all jurisdictions require a price on carbon or a cap and trade and if the jurisdiction chooses not to the feds will and they will determine how it is distributed back to said jurisdiction.
Where is the carbon Levy revenue going? (projected to be $5.4 B over 3 years)
28% rebates cheques.
19% Grants to renewable energy companies and communities transitioning away from coal.
24% Green Infrastructure (like public transit)
11% Energy efficiency initiatives (Led light bulbs etc)
10% Small business tax reduction
5% for coal phase out adjustments. (code for “oops we screwed up and had to pay out”)
3% for Indigenous communities
28% rebate cheques tells you that this is a bad plan all by itself
19% ($1.026 B) to foreign renewable energy companies leaving Ontario (because the grant money dried up) are now coming to Alberta for free money because they are not competitive without the grants. 25 years in Alberta and wind is still not competitive. A waste of our tax dollars. Canada is not breaking trail on mega bucks spent on wind powered generation but they are following the tail lights of "Leading countries in a blinding storm of Ideology over a cliff of bogus claims. The Alberta power grid loading is very predictable, wind and solar power generation is not capable of a sustained constant output therefore for every megawatt of wind and solar generation you need coal or nat. gas to back it up. Wind and solar generation cost too much and are not reliable enough.
47% that does absolutely nothing to reduce CO2e and another 18% that has no right to be part of a climate change plan. 65% or more wasted.
How many tonnes of CO2e are we saving Mother Nature from breathing in for our $5.4 B?
Climate Leadership Plan? We deserve better.
There is good news if you have a S.I.N. and pay no income taxes, you qualify for a $75 carbon Levy rebate cheque every quarter and you don’t need to purchase any hydrocarbons. Think of what you can buy with an extra $300/year.
Do you live in a community that is shutting down because of the coal phase out? Well we have something for you to. That’s right! Here is an all expenses paid bus ticket to the big city where your future lies.
The people of Alberta are paying for a 2019 Tesla Roadster and getting a 1974 Pinto.
Albertans are hard working and willing to do their part to deal with climate change.
The Alberta NDP announced in Nov. 2015 (less than 6 months after the election) their Climate Leadership Plan that included the accelerated shutdown of coal fired power plants.
The NDP did not need to ram out a bad plan as the feds didn't unveil their policy to enforce a national carbon price until Nov. 2016. Due diligence? The NDP’s climate leadership plan was built in the echo chamber of NDP Ideology. The result so far of the NDP plan? Billions of dollars wasted needlessly.
Science shows the amount measured in the atmosphere is the same all over the world, regardless of the source of the emissions.
It is my opinion the plan the current Alberta government implemented does very little to reduce CO2e.
What would I do?