Canada’s EV strategy will cost $4- million per job, with an uncertain return

Chrystia Freeland’s ‘new economy’ is fuelled by old-fashioned subsidies

By Jack Mintz, National Post, Jan 26, 2024  

With Canadian GDP per capita dropping like a stone, what would you expect our minister of finance, Chrystia Freeland, to say last week at the elite Davos confab? “Come to Canada! We have $135 billion to give you!” is what she did say. Given our poor investment performance, it seems the only way to attract capital is to offer billions of tax dollars to foreign multinationals.

But not just to any company that might want to invest in Canada. Freeland’s $15-billion Canada Growth Plan and $120-billion in tax credits constitute an industrial policy skewed toward clean energy, critical mining (e.g.,… Read more

Challenging Net Zero with science

Net Zero plans are not supported by science and the scientific method and will cause worldwide starvation if implemented

By William Happer, Richard Lindzen, and Gregory Wrightstone, CO2 Coalition, Feb. 23, 2023

Net Zero initiatives of governments and private organizations are scientifically invalid and will lead to worldwide impoverishment and starvation if implemented, says a paper published by the CO2 Coalition.

The 46-page paper details how the objectives of Net Zero to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and the emissions of greenhouse gases are based on analytical methods that violate fundamental tenets of the scientific method which originated more than 300 years ago.… Read more

The true cost of renewable energy—astronomical if you include battery storage  

There is a huge and growing hole in the future of Britain’s electricity supply, with no explanation of how the gap will be filled.

By Ross Clark, The Spectator, Nov. 16, 2022

Having delivered his platitudes on climate change at Cop27, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak returns to a more pressing problem: how to keep Britain’s lights on this winter.

Last week it was revealed that the government has been wargaming a ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ in which blackouts last up to a week. Whether those fears prove unfounded or not, there is a huge and growing hole in the future of Britain’s electricity supply, with little to explain how it will be filled.… Read more