‘Climate Chancellor’ a Failure?


Editor:
Mr. McGuinty, have a taste of reality.

Your energy policy is a disaster for the Province and its citizens. Everyday, more people understand the error of your ways.

To date the media has been quiet, but they too are becoming informed of your flawed policies, thanks to everyday citizens. The media will turn on you and that change is not far off.

You have neglected Health Care, Education, Manufacturing and Agriculture in your quest to save us from the nonexistent  global warming, climate change “boogie man”.

In the process you have put the above in jeopardy,  while squandering billions.

The province of Ontario belongs to us, not you and your cable (a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good.) of fools.

Never forgot to fear the voter Mr. McGuinty

Wake up Mr. Mcguinty –  wake up to the reality of what you are doing to this once proud Province.

You are fast becoming the main character in

“The Emperor has no Clothes”

or

McGuinty – UN Puppet

Do what your energy adviser suggested – Put the scrubbers on the coal plants and build a nuke.

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Is Germany’s ‘Climate Chancellor’ a Failure?

By Dirk Kurbjuweit and Christian Schwägerl

A year after pitting herself against the world’s leaders over climate change, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed down and gone silent on key environmental policies. It seems that the one opponent she can’t bear confronting is the German voter.

Once a hero to environmentalists worldwide, Angela Merkel is faltering badly on climate change policy.

REUTERS

The German chancellor in Greenland: Once a hero to environmentalists worldwide, Angela Merkel is faltering badly on climate change policy.

This is the so-called “climate chancellor?” This woman who, at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, spoke enthusiastically about the nearby air freight hub, economic growth and the transport of goods? Who suddenly seems awkward and at a loss for words when it comes time to talk about climate protection? Who has stopped offering answers on the subject and only asks questions, like: Does it make sense to subsidize electricity from renewable sources? Is it fair to expect the owners of older cars with high CO2 emissions to pay higher taxes?

Environment Minister Gabriel repeatedly makes a big production out of his efforts to impose as little a burden as possible on citizens, especially those of lesser means. However, the tenants’ rights fight only intensified the battle between the environment and economics ministries, which is crippling the government.

Staffers at the Economics Ministry say that Gabriel’s officials are pleased when the citizen suffers. In return, the Environment Ministry maintains that the Economics Ministry does everything in its power to prevent anything that works. The relationship between Glos and Gabriel, the most important relationship in Merkel’s cabinet when it comes to climate policy, isn’t working.

The government has not even managed to ensure that consumers can gain access to electricity generated by wind turbines. Many hundred kilometers of new power lines are needed to transport electricity from the plants in northern and eastern Germany to the country’s south, where a number of nuclear power plants are scheduled to be gradually phased out. The necessary expansion of the power grid has been held up by citizen protests, red tape and costs.

To address these problems, Economics Minister Glos supports a law that is now scheduled to be part of the cabinet resolution on June 18. But because he fears citizens’ initiatives against new power lines, Environment Minister Gabriel advocates the installation of underground power lines, which are several times as expensive as overhead lines. The conflict has made potential investors nervous for months.

spiegel.de/international/germany

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