Energy Poverty – Report from Parliament, October 2016

All political parties are pushing nation toward 3rd world status as they implement UN/Globalist/Corporate agendas upon the people. This must stop NOW!

To say I’m disgusted by lying politicians is an understatement. Fact is all political parties are pushing the UN/Globalist/Corporate agendas. When in power they move the UN/Globalist/Corporate agendas. When not in power they bitch and complain about the very thing they were doing while in power. For Gallant to bitch about the Liberals is akin to her bitching about her own party. Conservative PM Brian Mulroney is the one who signed on to UN Agenda 21. I ran in the 2007 Ont. Provincial election as an Independent candidate (a real eye opener.) John Tory, leader of the Ont. Conservative party at the time, now mayor of Toronto, stated clearly in his policy platform. If elected the Conservatives will install more wind turbines than the Liberals.

Energy Poverty Means Pre-Paying – Report from Parliament, October 2016

From the office of Cheryl Gallant, Conservative MP

Federal Agency Measurement Canada is preparing to finalize approval for “pre-pay” hydro meters. This was only a matter of time since the province installed so-called “smart meters” in people’s homes.

To picture a pre-payment electricity meter, just think of a parking meter that you load with money in order to park a vehicle. These are popular in third-world countries, particularly where poor people have no access to credit. They enable the power utilities to deny access to a basic necessity without actually having to pull the plug if customers have trouble with bills. It forces the poor household to self-disconnect.

Energy poverty, defined as households that spend more than 10 percent of their income on home energy, affects about one million households in Canada. In Ontario, the lowest income group spends on average 12 or more percent of their income on utilities, while the average Ontarian spends only 4 per cent.

Energy poverty is prevalent among certain types of households, including those with single residents, seniors, children or young adults, renters, and those with a female primary bill-payer. Low-income families and individuals are being forced to choose between heating their homes, buying groceries or paying the rent as the result of increasing utility prices. For many, it is literally a choice between eating and heating.

Canadians still have an opportunity to withhold their “implied consent” to poverty meters. While the federal government has set a January 1st 2017 implementation date for its new policy, you are invited to provide me your thoughts on pre-payment electricity meters. Remember, ‘no comment’ is considered by this government to be a “yes.”

The federal government deadline for submissions is October 30, 2016.

Energy Poverty Means Pre-Paying – Report from Parliament, October 2016

 

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Premier, Dalton McGuinty Talks About Renewable Energy For Ontario

Smart Grid Costs Continue to Skyrocket

Latest rate increase charges all Colo. customers for Boulder’s grid

By Laura Snider Camera Staff Writer

Xcel Energy has begun charging customers across the state to recoup some of the skyrocketing costs the company has incurred building its smart grid project in Boulder.

In response, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has decided to take a larger role in regulating Xcel’s “SmartGridCity,” which commissioners say will increase the transparency of the project.

The smart grid already allows Xcel to read meters in Boulder remotely, route power around bottle-necked lines and detect power outages without relying on people calling in. Ultimately, the finished system will also allow customers to see real-time data reflecting their energy use and then make energy-conserving decisions about how household appliances draw power and when.

When Boulder was chosen for the smart grid project in March 2008, Xcel Energy projected that capital expenditures for the SmartGridCity would be about $15.3 million. By May 2009, Xcel had changed its projected cost to $27.9 million, and now the company believes the total bill will reach $42.1 million, not including the costs of operating and maintaining the new grid.

A large part of the increased price tag is associated with the unanticipated difficulty of constructing the system’s fiber network.

“The company had to install far more underground fiber than initially projected, substantially increasing the cost …” Xcel officials wrote in a document filed with the utilities commission last May. “We also ran into unexpected construction conditions such as having to drill through granite with diamond-tipped drill bits and remove large boulders with cranes and dump trucks … .”

On Dec. 4, the Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s request to raise customers’ rates 6.5 percent. The majority of the increase will be used to pay for Comanche 3, Xcel’s new coal-fired unit at its power plant outside of Pueblo.

But $11 million from the rate increase — which went into effect Jan. 1 — is earmarked to cover costs associated with Boulder’s smart grid, including capital investment, taxes and operation and maintenance fees for 2009 and 2010, according to Karen Hyde, Xcel’s vice president for rates and regulatory affairs.

And though the commission approved the rate increase, the fact that Xcel was asking for permission to charge all of its Colorado customers for part

of the smart grid’s costs — which was not part of the company’s original plan — was a red flag for some of the commissioners. They were concerned that Xcel had not clearly outlined all the funding sources for the project, among other things.

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Australia signs huge China coal deal

Editor:

Interesting – we in the west are not to use fossil fuels because they are finite and hurt the environment. We are supposed to depend on renewable energy such as wind and solar, both expensive and intermittent.  Meanwhile it’s good business to send our fossil fuels to the east for their benefit. China is building 500 coal plants while we shut down the few we have.

Think about it!

An Australian firm has signed a $60bn (AUS$69bn; £38bn) deal to supply coal to Chinese power stations.

Clive Palmer, chairman of the company, Resourcehouse, said it was Australia’s “biggest ever export contract”.

Under the deal, the firm will build a new mining complex to give China Power International Development (CPI) 30m tonnes of coal a year for 20 years.

Analysts say it is further evidence of China’s strong demand for resources boosting Australia’s economy.

Most of China’s power stations rely on coal – and demand has risen sharply in recent months after a government stimulus programme re-energised its economy.

Knock-on effects

The plan involves building a huge new mining complex in the Australian state of Queensland, and laying 500km (311 miles) of railway line to move the coal to the coast.

Resourcehouse’s executive director, Phil McNamara, said the “once-in-a-century project” would include open-cast and underground mines, with construction likely to begin later this year.

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The complex in the Galilee basin, to be called China First, is expected to start coal production in 2013 and will churn out some 40 million tonnes a year.

Queensland state premier Anna Bligh anticipates the project will create tens of thousands of jobs and produce multi-million dollar royalty payments for the state government.

But the lucrative Sino-Australian deal will almost certainly disappoint some environmental groups, says the BBC’s Phil Mercer in Sydney.

They believe Australia’s reliance on plentiful reserves of coal, both for domestic electricity generation and for export, should be reduced in favour of renewable sources of energy.

Analysts say the deal signals a thaw between the two nations, following a string of incidents in 2009 that strained relations, from the arrest in Shanghai of an Australian mining executive from Rio Tinto to the high-profile visit to Australia of Uihgur activist leader Rebiya Kadeer.

An attempt by the state-owned resources company, Chinalco, to buy into the Anglo-Australia mining giant, Rio Tinto, also ended in acrimony.

Source BBC

China Building 500 Coal Plants

Coal Will Remain King

Clean Energy Will Lag Behind Global Power Demand: Chart of Day – Bloomberg.com

The CHART OF THE DAY shows a widening gap between power generated with renewable fuels and total consumption. That means coal-fired plants, which are cheaper and more polluting, will increase their share in the energy mix, discharging extra heat- trapping emissions that threaten to raise the planet’s temperature, the IEA said.

To supply ballooning consumption in developing nations such as China and India, new generators will be needed that can produce more than four times the total electricity potential now in the U.S., the IEA said. That will cost $13.7 trillion, the Paris-based adviser to oil-consuming nations said, basing its scenario on existing state policies for fossil-fuel use.

“We should expect coal to still be the primary generation choice in the future,” said Jose Garcia, senior associate at the consultant Brattle Group in Madrid. “It’s logical to assume that the least-expensive technology alternatives should become the likely choices for new generation capacity.”

Burning coal will contribute 44 percent of power by 2030 compared with about 41 percent now, the IEA said.
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Opec agrees record oil output cut

The oil producers’ cartel Opec has agreed to make a record cut in output, slashing 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from its current supply.

Opec has made two other cuts since September, meaning it has cut a total of 4.2 million bpd in four months.

However falling demand amid the economic downturn has meant prices have fallen sharply from highs seen in July.

Opec said that it hoped the record cut would boost prices but that it had no formal price target.

Continued at  BBC

No Oil Shortage – IEA Report

Editor: In 2006 the IEA stated that peak oil in 5 to 7 years. Nov. 2008 the same IEA says “there is enough of it to supply the world for more than 40 years at current rates of consumption”.

This is the same agency that pushed for bio-fuels and now says oops – bad idea. Burning food a bad idea?  Depopulation.

Another bright idea close the fossil fuel plants and try and run energy systems with wind. Duh!

When are we going to start looking after the interests of our own countries and forget about the UN.

The UN hates democracy – they love power. What do they want? New World Order, an end to democracy and the ruination of the industrialized world. The present financial crisis was planned just like the one in 1929. Look at the bail-out for what it is-robbery.

Peak oil was a scam and so is global warming as is wind energy. They create the crisis and then offer the solution. One scam after the other – slowly moving to a New World Order. They are making their final push right now. Are you ready to give up what’s left of your democracy?

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” Maurice Strong

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‘Energy Update’, November 2006 from the IEA

“The world is on a course that will lead it ‘from crisis to crisis’ unless governments act immediately to save energy and invest in nuclear and biofuels, the International Energy Agency warned on Tuesday. In an apocalyptic forecast, Claude Mandil, the agency’s executive director, said that our current path ‘may mean skyrocketing prices or more frequent blackouts; can mean more supply disruptions, more meteorological catastrophes – or all these at the same time’. The IEA said that the oilfields on which Europe and the US had come to depend to reduce their reliance on the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would peak in the next five to seven years. These include those in Russia, the US, Mexico and Norway.

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Energy body warns on oil prices

By Sarah Mukherjee
BBC News

Oil pump (file image)

The IEA says increased exploration costs will force oil prices higher

One of the world’s leading authorities on energy supply says the era of cheap oil is over and prices could soon be back up to $100 a barrel.

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its World Energy Outlook for 2008, says prices could soar as high as $200 a barrel by 2030.

The immediate risk to supply, it says, is not one of a lack of global resources.

Instead, it points to a lack of investment where it is needed.

Rising costs

The world, the report’s authors conclude, is not running out of oil just yet – indeed, there is enough of it to supply the world for more than 40 years at current rates of consumption.

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