“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
The new year should be owned by those possessed of “convictions of honour and good sense”; we number many of those in the pantheon of wind warriors. This Northern Ontario educator, friend, ally, and snowbird/hydro refugee presents a fine example for setting the record straight with persistent, principled, protest in the following letter, as she explains:
FYI, there’s been a bunch of “pro-renewables” letters to the editor here in Naples FL following a good editorial by this gentleman that was bang on showing what a hoax they are. He’s now being accused of working for the Oil and Gas companies. To be seen if my letter gets printed and if I get some reaction. …Can’t let it go, lol Happy New Year, ib
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From: I Bond
Date: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Letter to Editor
To: letters NDN email@example.com
I’d like to congratulate James K Rogers for debunking the myths perpetuated by the Solar Industry.
One only has to look North to the province of Ontario to see the damage caused by both solar and wind renewable energies. In 2009, without a cost-benefit analysis, Ontario’s politicians enacted the Green Energy Act and began handing out lucrative 20 year wind and solar contracts (aka “subsidies” usually to good Liberal friends/supporters). Ontario now has the highest cost for electricity anywhere in North America (rate increases of between 71% and 149% in past 10 years) which hurts the poorest the hardest.
Many now have to decide whether to heat or to eat and over 60,000 have been cut off electricity for their inability to pay their bills just this past year alone.
Food banks have blamed their increased numbers on this mismanagement all in the name of green energy. Renewables (aka “Unreliables” due to their intermittency with no ability to store the energy for use when needed) do not lower Green House Gas emissions or fight “climate change”. The Ontario Professional Engineering Society concluded that they in fact do the exact opposite; they increase GHG because a constant backup power source (usually natural gas) is needed for when the sun doesn’t shine or wind doesn’t blow.
Please do your homework and don’t follow this foolish and costly path as seen in Ontario. It has been a complete disaster. Bill Gates has a few excellent articles whereby he concludes that we need to invest in research and development to come up with truly useful, reliable and affordable alternatives rather than pursue these current wind and solar “Unreliables”.
With the same New Year’s optimism Friends of Science hosted a guest post by the indefatigable Dr. Tim Ball in which he points out:
“What is not needed are bureaucrats creating regulations and enforcement without scientific evidence for a political agenda.”
This is of course the circumstance which ensured rural residents of Ontario would become collateral damage of the GEA.
Of his tenacious stand on convictions of honour and good sense Dr. Ball says:
Over the last 40 years, I saw events come and go that I thought would expose the greatest deception in history: The claim that human CO2 is causing catastrophic global warming, known as anthropogenic global warming (AGW). I kept thinking and hoping that something or someone would appear to expose the entire thing. It needed an event or person who could go to the heart of the problem that was established and firmly protected within the realm of government.
The great personal toll is covered in an interview with the notorious climate sceptic journalist James Delingpole, the author of “Watermelons” in which he too made a valiant effort to expose the corruption of climate science for political ends.
In a 2012 review D. Lye explained:
Delingpole exposes the left-wing/socialist bias that underpins the environmentalist movement – hence the title: watermelons are green on the outside, red on the inside. He also exposes the power, resources and tactics (including censorship and character assassination) of parts of the green movement, which belie its squeaky-clean image. And this, for me was the most telling part of the book. Even if one accepts man-made climate change as plausible, the remedies called for by the green lobby are socialistic, utopian, and of dubious utility.