Property-Assessed Payments for Energy Retrofits: Recommendations for Regulatory Change and Optimal Program Features

Acknowledgements:
This report was made possible by funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The author extends appreciation to the staff of the David Suzuki Foundation for their contributions, guidance and dedicated support of this work.

Editor:

David Suzuki is a UN/Globalist minion who wants destroy your property rights among other things. Maurice Strong, a high-ranking globalist UN criminal is an honorary board member of the Suzuki foundation.

The UN Conference on Human Settlements held in 1976 in Vancouver was extremely clear about property rights. The Preamble says:

“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable….”

You think your cost of electricity is high now? Mr. Suzuki and friends don’t think so. As UN/Globalist minions, they are more than happy to follow UN directives in the continued effort to destroy your right of property, your life and your Country.

From the Document -

Ratcheting-up of Building and Appliance/Equipment Energy-Efficiency Standards
The timed ratcheting-up of building and appliance performance standards “so that the current best in class become minimum requirements in a few years”, as noted by Ashok Gupta of the Natural Resources Defense Council,112 would encourage greater energy efficiency on an ongoing basis. Ontario’s Building Code incorporates both energy and water conservation measures. Code authorities also could consider regulating plug loads.

Download and read the document

Same document available at the UN 

You may wish to contact Suzuki and ask him some hard questions -

David Suzuki Foundation
2211 West 4th Avenue, Suite 219
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6K 4S2
http://www.davidsuzuki.org
Tel 604.732.4228
Fax 604.732.0752

Read the petition sent to the Federal Auditor General written by the same anti-Canadian globalist trash

Canada Live Exposes Rio+20, David Suzuki, Al Gore’s Global Marshall Plan And More

Child Abusers

Environmental Con Men

Gore and Suzuki – Child Abusers?

Why Our Winters Are Getting Warmer…it’s not because of You or CO2

THE ORIGINS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Only One Earth written with Dubos for the 1972...

Editor:

Take some internationalists and socialists with a desire to rule the world and they’ll come up with a plan on how to achieve their goal. If they succeed, We won’t have any more rights than a tree……..if we’re lucky!

BARBARA WARD AND THE ORIGINS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In 1945, Barbara was asked to stand in Britain for Labour. She would not do so. But in those
days she spoke for Labour. Her espousal of bold government intervention, as with the Marshall Plan, and her link not only with British Fabian socialism, but with American liberalism – what Donald Tyerman called “a freer, Chester Bowles, Adlai Stevenson sort of world” – was never diverted but steadily modified by experience.

Transcending divisions: work for the Stockholm Conference Maurice Strong

Even before I met her, Lady Jackson, more widely known as Barbara Ward, was an important
influence on my life. She was the most articulate and persuasive champion of the poor, making
in her books and lectures a compelling case for the rich to be more responsive to the needs
of the poor. It was therefore with great excitement and anticipation that I first met her in Ottawa,
at the home of her friend, Tom Kent, Policy Advisor to Lester Pearson, whom she had come
to Ottawa to visit. At that time, I had just accepted the invitation of the UN Secretary-General
U Thant to organize the UN Conference on the Human Environment, to be held in Stockholm in
1972. I was preparing to leave my position as President of the Canadian International Development
Agency and was eager to seek Barbara Ward’s counsel on how to respond to the concerns of
developing countries that the newly emerging preoccupation of more developed countries with
the environmental issue would divert attention and resources from their overwhelming priority to
raise their people out of poverty through development.
This was clearly the most important challenge I would face in my new responsibilities for the
conference, and some key developing countries had already threatened to boycott it. I had
taken on the challenge because of my own conviction that concern for the environment and the
need to enlist the cooperation of developing countries in meeting this concern could give new
impetus to support for their development needs. I wanted to test my view with Barbara that
environment and development needed to be, and could be, mutually reinforcing.
When I met Barbara Ward in Tom Kent’s living room, I found her to be deeply interested and
responsive to this prospect. While she had not previously been active in the environmental
movement, she had a keen intellectual understanding and appreciation of its relevance to
developing countries. Her brilliance and enthusiasm ignited my hopes for the conference and
excited my spirits. This emboldened me to ask her for help. Her immediate acceptance gave
me the most effective and influential ally that I could possibly have had. For me, the prospect
of working closely with Barbara Ward was a dream come true.
The dream unfolded rapidly. Barbara designated her brilliant and resourceful assistant, David
Runnalls, to be the link between us. One of my first acts when I took over my new responsibilities
at UN Headquarters in New York was to seek her help in convening a group of influential leaders
of the development movement to consider how best to create a more positive synthesis
between development and environment. All were her disciples or admirers. With her convening
power, we met in New York in what was a first step in the long process of confronting the policy
and political differences that separated advocates of development from those of the environment,
which was the central theme of the Stockholm Conference and beyond.
The team that Barbara assembled to meet with me in New York included Gamani Corea from
Sri Lanka, Enrique Iglesias from Uruguay, Mahbub Ul Haq from Pakistan, and Jim Wolfensohn,
then an Australian investment banker and later to become President of the World Bank. With
Barbara’s help, we reached out to others to participate in our continuing dialogue, notably to the
Brazilian economist, Miguel Osorio de Almeida, the Polish/French development guru with broad
experience in Brazil and India, Ignacy Sachs, and Kuwait’s leading expert, Abdalatif Al-Hamad.
As Barbara was then living in New York, we met regularly with the continuing support of David
Runnalls. Most of all, I enjoyed and valued our one-to-one dinner meetings, always over a bottle
of her favourite indulgence, Dom Perignon champagne.

In parallel with the network Barbara helped us to develop, I enlisted the advice and support of a
visionary scientist, Carroll Wilson, then a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
who had already convened a pioneering study of climate change. He arranged a meeting for me
with his “Brain Trust” at MIT, which then guided my approach to the conference preparations. I was
delighted at the synergy between Barbara and Carroll Wilson. With their networks and leadership,
we prepared the intellectual and policy underpinnings for the formal programme of the conference
and translated them into the documents I submitted to the preparatory committee of government.

By according developing-country experts a primary role in our preparations, developing-country
representatives at the political level were reassured that their interests would be addressed –
and the movement to boycott the Stockholm Conference receded. The fact that Barbara was
now so clearly and visibly involved in the process was also extremely helpful to me in recruiting
the other star of the conference, India’s prime minister Indira Gandhi. She was a great fan of
Barbara Ward, and when she agreed to attend the conference and to allow me to make this
known, it gave the participation of developing countries new and much needed impetus. My
main colleague in orchestrating the increasingly extensive and complex network we were
developing with Barbara’s guidance was an extraordinarily talented and well-organized Swiss
development specialist, Marc Nerfin. He took the lead in organizing a meeting of key participants
in this network in June 1971 in the village of Founex near Geneva as the culmination of our
consultations. This spirited and often divisive dialogue produced a document articulating in
compelling terms the essential nature of the environment–development relationship as two sides
of the same coin. It made the point that the environment is both the basic resource for development
and a product of development, and that these two dimensions of the process must be brought
into a positive synthesis. The Founex Report proved to be a milestone in preparations for
Stockholm and the evolution of the movement we now call sustainable development.
The other milestone event in which Barbara’s role was central was the book I commissioned for the
conference, Only One Earth, co-authored by Barbara and René Dubos, the distinguished French
scientist then also a resident in New York. It seemed an unlikely combination of personalities, with
her extraordinary intellect manifested in a vibrant personality contrasting with his quietly authoritative
manner. When I first brought them together, they knew of each other, but had never met, and I
was apprehensive. However, their shared interests and mutual respect created an immediate
bond between them, which grew into a full partnership and an enduring friendship. The manuscript
was reviewed by a stellar group representing a variety of leading world experts. It became not
only the principal resource for the Stockholm Conference, but a best-seller in more than 12
languages, disseminating the main themes and messages of Stockholm throughout the world.
At the conference itself in June 1972, Barbara was the guiding star of the many non-governmental
organizations that for the first time were given a significant role in a United Nations conference.

Maurice Strong was Secretary-General of the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment
and of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit).

BARBARA WARD AND THE ORIGINS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Vancouver, 31 May – 11 June 1976

D. Land (Agenda item 10 (d))

Preamble

1. Land, because of its unique nature and the crucial role it plays in human settlements, cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. Social justice, urban renewal and development, the provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole.

2. …Public control of land use is therefore indispensable to its protection as an asset and the achievement of the long-term objectives of human settlement policies and strategies.

3. To exercise such control effectively, public authorities require detailed knowledge of the current patterns of use and tenure of land; appropriate legislation defining the boundaries of individual rights and public interest; and suitable instruments for assessing the value of land and transferring to the community, inter alia through taxation, the unearned increment resulting from changes in use, or public investment or decision, or due to the general growth of the community.

Land Resource Management (a) Public ownership or effective control of land in the public interest is the single most important means of improving the capacity of human settlements to absorb changes and movements in population, modifying their internal structure and achieving a more equitable distribution of the benefits of development whilst assuring that environmental impacts are considered.

UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Oh Canada Our Bought and Sold Out Land

Editor:

Make this documentary compulsory viewing for every Canadian. The young man who made this documentary deserves the Order of Canada.

People like Suzuki, Maurice Strong, Elizabeth May and many others should give theirs back. Unlike this young man, they are liars, deceivers and eco-fascists who have worked their entire careers with the goal of undermining this great land.

Pay Attention Canada!

Support the Producer of this Independent Documentary

Donate $15.00 and receive a DVD of this important film

Order your copy today

Oh Canada – The Movie

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Elizabeth May Green Party Leader Calls Canadians Stupid

David Suzuki Speaks in 1972 People = Maggots

The Earth Charter and the Ark of the Gaia Covenant

World Wilderness Congress in 1987

Maurice Strong: Godfather of the international environmental movement

Boycott Companies Pushing NWO and Depopulatation

Boycott Tims Hortons and any other company pushing the “Green Agenda”

Editor:

The video below should force you to ask yourself some serious questions about companies calling themselves Green.  Those listed below are members of a Eugenics Society/population control group- Global Population Speak Out

Understand the Green Movement has always been, among other things, a front for the Eugenics Movement

The last person on the list is Victoria Serda/Green Party – I ran against her as an Independent in the 2007 Ontario Provincial election.  Just like Gore and Suzuki, she refuses to debate anyone in public, on the subject of MMGW.

She and the people she works with, work in the shadows of our society.

Why does Tim Hortons say they are proud supporters of these people, or anyone promoting the Green Agenda?

Watch Freedom 21 Santa Cruz – last video on sidebar. Please read Cloak of Green and the Green Agenda on top bar.

Show them you are on to their lies and deceptions.

Pledgers

(These are the pledgers for whom GPSO was primarily developed. They are scientists, representatives of environmental NGO’s, science writers, activists, etc. But others can pledge as well! For those pledgers, see below.)

  1. John Burton, Author; CEO, World Land Trust (worldlandtrust.org), Suffolk, UK
  2. Jon M. Erlandson, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology; Knight Professor of Arts and Sciences; Executive Director, Museum of Natural and Cultural History; Co-Editor, Journal of Island and Coastal Archeology, University of Oregon
  3. Kelpie Wilson, Author; Environmental Writer; Former Environmental editor at Truthout
  4. Katharine Milton, Ph.D., Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley
  5. Les U. Knight, Editor, These EXIT Times
  6. Halvor Stormoen, Earth Charter Norway
  7. Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., Author; Past President, American Association for the Advancement of Science; George Engelmann Professor of Botany, Washington University – St. Louis; President, Missouri Botanical Garden
  8. Asghar M. Fazel, Ph.D., Coordinator of the Conservation Commons, Senior Advisor to UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK
  9. Walter L. Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, History, and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
  10. Vicki Watson, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Montana
  11. Coby Beck, Environmental and Climate Change Writer, ScienceBlogs.com, Grist.org
  12. Victoria Serda, Municipal Councillor, Saugeen Shores, Ontario; Climate Project Canada, Lead Mentor & Presenter

Tim Hortons

RETHINK CLIMATE POLICY! Open letter to the EU President

Editor:

It’s fitting that this petition comes to us as the “Stockholm Initiative”.  It was 1972 that the first UN Earth Conference took place. The aim then, as it is today, is  World Govt. and Depopulation under the guise of environmental concern. The UN and it’s environmental  programs will give untold power to unelected bodies and force the vast majority of humanity into lives of serfdom.

Please sign the petition and pass it on.

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RETHINK CLIMATE POLICY! Open letter to the EU President, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt

 

Proceed as follows:
Go to the page “Text” and read it. Preferably, also look through “References” where all sources that we refer to in the text are accounted for. If you agree and want to sign the petition, go to “Sign up” and fill in and send the form. You are not alone, tens of thousands of people have made themselves heard through similar petitions before. You find these under “Earlier petitions“.

As we get signers for the petition, they will be published under “Signers“. The petition will be delivered to the President of the EU before COP15, the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec 7-Dec 18. Perhaps we shouldn’t expect to be able to influence the outcome of this event. However, through the petition we can unite and create an opinion against the current climate policy and in the long term make politicians change their course.

The ambition of the Stockholm Initiative is to promote rational climate-, energy-, and environment policies based on what we know rather than on what we don’t know. If you think this is worth your support, go to “Support us“, become a member and/or make a donation.

Finally, please forward our petition and request for signers to anybody you think would be interested!

Thank you for your support!

STOCKHOLM INITIATIVE
Göran Ahlgren   Jonny Fagerström   Maggie Thauersköld    Per Welander

Attachment(s) from Hans Jelbring

1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Part 1

(same bull – different decade)

Maurice Strong turns 80

Happy Birthday Maurice!

No one has done more to undermine the sovereignty of Canada than You!

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Maurice Strong: Godfather of the international environmental movement

The Green Agenda

Nancy Pelosi–conspirator in pearls – Delivering American sovereignty over to the United Nations

The Earth Charter and the Ark of the Gaia Covenant

Man is the Enemy!

The Green Agenda

The History of the Global Warming Scare

Cloak of Green

Beware! The Green Shirts Are Here

Is Global Warming Man Made?

Understanding the Environmental Movement

Global Warming – Scam of the Century

Global Warming Exposing the Scam

Green Agenda Quotes

AL GORE, THE UNITED NATIONS,

David Suzuki Speaks in 1972 – People = Maggots

Suzuki has been spinning the same crap for a very long time.  The man makes his living by instilling fear, mostly in young minds. Global warming is a fraud and Suzuki knows it. Or, he’s a complete fool and should be banned from the media. Meet David Suzuki – 1972 at the age of 32

Germany Plans Boom in Coal-Fired Power Plants

Editor: I originally posted this article last year,  I think it’s time to re-post it.

The govt. of Ontario, the wind industry and the likes of David Suzuki , Al Gore (and now Obama) are forever ranting on about how we should follow Germany and Denmark.

We must build wind farms and we must close the “evil” coal plants or face the wrath of the “carbon bogey man.”

Both Germany and Denmark have far higher emission levels than Canada and their electricity costs are much higher than ours.Compare the numbers

So – why would our govt. want to follow their example. The IEA ( the internationalization of energy via the UN) The best people to ask would be Maurice Strong and David Suzuki.

Maurice Strong is hiding out in China, so why not send Suzuki a letter or give him a call. Strong is an honorary board member of the Suzuki Foundation and Strong got Suzuki’s daughter a job with the UN.

Follow the connection between Al Gore and Maurice Strong


The Importance of Large Hydro, Clean Coal and Nuclear Technologies within a Future Framework on Climate Change

to generate a high volume of CO2 credits and revenue so as to be financially attractive.

Once accomplished, the building of large coal plants, nuclear and large scale hydro projects will begin.

Germany has already built the wind farms and are now building the coal plants.

This is all about “the new carbon economy” where you will be forced to pay taxes on C02 – a harmless gas.

How big is the scam?

Enbridge wind farm Kincardine

Enbridge wind farm Kincardine

HUGE!

Germany Plans Boom in Coal-Fired Power Plants — Despite High Emissions

By Roland Nelles

03/21/2007

Everyone in Germany is talking about climate protection — everyone, that is, except for energy companies. They’re planning to build dozens of new coal-fired power plants — with the support of the governing coalition in Berlin.

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Coal-fired power plants produce a lot of CO2. Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to reduce emissions but is supporting the building of more power plants.

The environment certainly seems to be in safe hands at the German chancellery in central Berlin, located next to the leafy Tiergarten park. Global warming and climate change is German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s current favorite topic.

Business opportunities

But the new plants are a big business opportunity for Germany’s four major energy providers, Vattenfall, RWE, E.on and EnBW. Coal imports from South Africa or Poland are relatively cheap and can be used to produce electricity and heat at a high profit. In this way, the companies intend to secure their dominant position on the German market for decades to come.

And German politicians are explicitly encouraging them to do so. Both Merkel and Gabriel have an interest in the power plant construction boom.

For Merkel, the case is clear-cut: New power plants will secure thousands of jobs in Germany. The projects resemble a giant program for the stimulation of the economy. The power plant operators plan to invest more than €30 billion ($40 billion) in construction and infrastructure.

Jobs are also a strong motivation for Gabriel and the SPD. Workers in the energy sector, who are members of the powerful trade unions for mining, chemistry, energy and services, are traditionally SPD voters. The party doesn’t want to make political decisions that hurt their interests. Energy security is another argument Gabriel and his colleagues like to invoke: Germany must not become dependent on Russian natural gas, they say.

But something else is even more important for the Social Democrats. They want the planned power plants to help bridge the electricity gap that will inevitably arise in coming years due to the phasing out of nuclear energy. Germany’s previous governing coalition between the SPD and the Green Party decided in 2001 that Germany would abandon nuclear energy — and Gabriel and his colleagues will not allow the decision to be reversed. If the SPD were to question the construction of new coal-fired power plants, it would inevitably have to rethink its schedule for closing down Germany’s nuclear power plants.

Political support

And so German energy companies can plan and construct their new high-emission facilities with the support of politicians. Giant plants are to be built across Germany, from North Rhine-Westphalia, the Saarland, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein to Baden-Württemberg.

A total of 12 plants are being planned or built in North Rhine-Westphalia alone.

The coal business is also booming in former East Germany, where brown coal or lignite is traditionally extracted in open pit mines. Saxony-Anhalt alone is thought to have reserves in the order of 10.9 billion tons. Merkel has explicitly encouraged energy companies to invest in coal-burning: “Germany has considerable natural resources in the form of brown coal which we shouldn’t downplay,” she told an audience of businesspeople last year.

Full article here