Just to recap, a few months ago I wrote a post about Greenpeace being all talk with no action, which prompted Stensil to write me back explaining that Greenpeace does have a plan, I just wasn’t looking hard enough for it. Well, I spent some time looking for it, and clicked on his links- they’ve got a plan, it’s just incredibly vague and unrealistic.
So here we are, a little more than 3 months later. There have been some cost issues, the AECL’s future is a little dicy right now, and McGuinty is asking the federal government with some help to fund the plan. So of course Stensil has to come out of the wood work and slam his envirofascist agenda down our throats.
Shawn, I just want to correct you on some things:
1) Regardless of whether or not the AECL is sold off, it is currently a Canadian owned company and should be treated as such. You’re writing it off before it’s gone. Just remember who works for them and who’s jobs are on at stake if a foreign company gets the contracts. McGuinty is going nuclear, whether you like it or not. It’s just a matter of who he’s giving the cash to.
2) “Why should taxpayers from Nunavut to Newfoundland help buy Ontario an overpriced reactor we don’t need?” Hmmm, maybe it something to do with the fact that we have half of the population and make a majority of the money. It’s not like these reactors won’t be able to pay themselves back eventually.
3) You’re comparing CANDU to Chernobyl. Seriously? That’s like suing Ford because your kid was killed by a drunk guy in an Explorer. Dude, we get that you’re not into nuclear, but be honest about it. I thought Canada got over propaganda tactics when we told our soldiers Germans were killing babies in Holland during World War 1.
4) “Renewables generated as much electricity in Germany last year as all of Ontario’s nuclear stations.” Holy crap! Germany has 50% of their energy coming from renewables?? That would be awesome if it were actually true. I did a quick search and found out that it wasn’t even close. It’s more like 15%. Nice try dude. Your whole argument hinges on the fact that other countries are doing this and it’s working. Meanwhile, they aren’t even near what can be considered sustainable. Like I said before, your plan hasn’t been tested on a large scale.
Shawn, I’m with ya buddy. I’d love to see a world where there was no poverty and we all traveled in tubes. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a Star Trek universe, and we probably won’t be until some cracked out Watchman decides to unify the planet.
Renewables are cool, but they are not a permanent solution. Why aren’t you guys using your t-shirt money to fund things like Zero Point technology? If we were able to get that off the ground, our troubles would be over.
Here’s a video for you to watch. Let me know what you think of it: