Quote: Originally Posted by ironsides
Is so called "Green Energy" ready to replace oil or coal yet. When the technology reaches that level then it is time to switch. All the money in the world will not make new technology advance any faster. There is no need to make the world suffer any more than it is by rushing what can only come with time.
No,it isnt,even here in Alberta where most power comes from,they cant build the windmills fast enough(I live next to one of Canada's biggest windfarms),the coalplants still are running full bore(genesee and sheerness) and some provinces arent on stream with power transmission lines,B.C. and Alberta right now can send power back and forth and do every 24 hour cycle,it flows where needed,Saskatchewan cant do that.
Plus any new power transmission lines dont get approval from guess who?
Rich environuts who dont want it in their back yards,so hard to send power when theres no lines to do so.They stall any new transmission lines with mega hearings after all permits and due diligence is done,same with our windfarms.
Apparently they are eyesores.
Alberta provides power from coal(we have lots)oilsands(we have lots) and wind generators(we have way too much wind) so the infrastructure like mentioned before isnt there.I know this from working with the Altalinks south crew last year replacing power structures going into B.C. that were installed back in the 50's!
They got approval to put in a new line running to Montana from our wind farm thats allmost completed as I type this,getting this done across Canada will take years because of the paperwork.
I find it hilarious that the same people who bitch and moan about Alberta's energy industry dont go after the folks who hold back the greening of it,guess it's easier to denounce the oilsands and coal plants.I think for the most part it's mainly jelousy of Alberta's prosperity as shown by the ignorance I have seen posted about the oilsands.