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The hazards of pursuing a green power utopia

 Written By: Gwyn Morgan Published: Fort Nelson News The federal government's plan to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar is technically impossible and economically disastrous      The combination of wildfires along the U.S. Pacific Coast, two simultaneous hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, melting glaciers and peat bog fires in Canada, and an unusually hot summer in Europe has raised global warming fears to frenzied proportions.      Environmentalists are urging political leaders to legislate the rapid phase-out of fossil fuels.      Curiously, the most extreme call for action came from the future king of England. Prince Charles urged a "warlike footing" that would require the implementation of a centralized global authority to save the planet from catastrophic climate change.      Just how such an unelected regime would exert power over the Earth's 7.8 billion inhabitants wasn't clear.      The California and Oregon wildfires turned into a United States elec

California Blackouts A Lesson In Not Rushing Green Transition; Important Role For Natgas

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Written By: Paul Wells Published: Daily Oil Bulletin A series of rolling blackouts on California’s renewable energy-dependent power grid during a mid-August heat wave should serve as a cautionary tale against rushing the green energy transition and highlighted the important role natural gas needs to play going forward, say some industry experts. “I don’t want to say it’s a wake-up call because the call has been there for several years. It’s pretty clear that at times like what happened in California, renewables can do what they can but if it’s a hot summer day and there’s no wind and turbines aren’t really turning and your solar panels might be going full crank — but that’s a very small percentage of the installed generation base — you’re going to have problems,” said Martin King , senior analyst with RBN Energy . “If the generation was there they could have sent it. But they didn’t have the generation because many of the outlets they used to fall back on for some base-

Email the Federal Government Today! - To let them know you support Canada's oil and natural gas industry - Canada's Energy Citizens

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  We know  a majority of Canadians support an economic recovery that includes our natural resource sector, including oil and natural gas .   Our oil and natural gas industry employs hundreds of thousands of Canadians, provides billions in revenues to governments, and is Canada’s largest export. We need proven, important industries to drive a real economic recovery and see us through the other side!  75% of Canadians  believe the recovery should include our natural resource sector.  

Transitioning Away from Oil & Gas - Good News or Bad?

 Written by: Rod Garland This is good news for Buggy-Whip manufacturers as horse drawn buggies will be set to make a dramatic return to popularity in the not too distant future. As petroleum fueled cars cease to be made and electric vehicles fall short as an effective replacement for them, due to the lack of efficient battery technology and an inadequate electricity grid transmission infrastructure, people will have to look to more traditional modes of transportation. Uncertainty and the limitations of renewable energy sources including solar and wind will further exacerbate the problem for future populations, especially in the Canadian North in the winter. Daylight hours shrivel to 7 ½ hours from sunrise to sunset in Edmonton, which practically speaking, reduces the effect of sunlight to less than 5 hours to replenish the stored energy via the photovoltaic electric cell arrays; and that will only be on a clear, cloudless day without snow or ice covering the cells. Yes we have snow i

Energy Transition - A Realistic Viewpoint

Written By: Brad Hayes Published: Daily Oil Bulletin  Every day we see breathless articles about the emerging Energy Transition — the change from today’s hydrocarbon-dominated energy economy to a future where renewables and other low-emission technologies will power our world. Goals are being set to be “carbon neutral” or “100 per cent renewable” by 2050, 2040, or even sooner. Living in a city where it has taken more than 20 years to build a simple ring road, it seems rather bizarre that people assume we can restructure global energy supplies in less time. That said, these ambitions have spurred tremendous innovation and investment in alternative energy sources and associated infrastructure like grid configurations and storage. But a distressing number of people and organizations have taken the carbon-neutral ambition as a call to destroy the oil and gas industry before cheaper, better energy supplies are available to replace it. Just ab

Net zero is a moonshot, ripping apart Canadian social fabric and economy

Written By: Maureen McCall Published: Fort Nelson News - July 1, 2020 Page 6      This week, industry champions Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest took on the daunting task of inviting meaningful discussion with the Honorable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament in the same Federal Government that has so doggedly obstructed, opposed, and over-regulated the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Industry for the last five years. It was a breath-taking exercise in restraint and civility in an attempt to truly communicate the urgency of the need for immediate and effective action for the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry.      To his credit, Peter Tertzakian started the conversation about the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Industry by addressing what he called "the moose in the room" and stated that the people in the Industry would say they haven't been feeling a lot of love rom the Federal Government or the rest of the country in terms of thought

What If? and Then What?

Written by: Rod Garland You’ve all probably heard that, “ In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes ” or some similar quote, often attributed to Benjamin Franklin; Daniel Defoe; Christopher Bullock; or even Mark Twain. You could say that I’m not actually certain who coined the phrase first. One thing is certain however, and that is that the markets and investors don’t like uncertainty. Another is, that unless you are Nostradamus, with mystical powers beyond mere mortals, most forecasts carry about the same weight of accuracy as guesses and generally prove to be wrong more often than not, as in that the outcome is always uncertain. “It’s tough to make predictions. Especially about the future!” (Yogi Bera) To bolster their own confidence and support their conjecture, some claim that science is the foundation for their predictions and use terms like trend analysis of data from passed similar occurrences to project into the future, and while