More Bang For Our Buck, And It Isn’t Investment In The Oil Industry

New-Economy

By André Faust

“The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back.” – BlommbergBusiness

Stephen Harper is missing the boat on investing on developing renewable energy. Instead, it appears that he is placing all of his eggs on one basket by supporting Oil production (fossil fuel) as the primary industry to boast the Canadian economy.

The fossil fuel economy has become a volatile industry with world prices dropping resulting in mass layoffs for Alberta’s Oil dependent sector.

To paraphrase Charles Darwin, “Those species that are so specialized, will get selected out because they will not be able to adapt to a changing environment”. The same can be said about the energy industry, if they do not adapt to the changing times then that industry will be selected out.

Even Canada’s two biggest pipeline companies Enbridge and TransCanada are getting into renewable because they know that eventually the oil industry will a diminished energy player so they are developing a contingent plan to be ready for that day. Enbridge is currently the second-largest wind energy generator in Canada.

If Harper wants to hold on to bear skins and bones technology, he will hold Canada back from developing a sustaining economy, which will create thousands of jobs.

Blue Green Canada is an alliance between Canadian labour unions, environmental and civil society organizations to advocate for working people and the environment have published in 2012 a report title “More Bang of our Buck” that supports the future of investing in renewable energy.

This report shows that investments in efforts to reduce pollution create more jobs than comparable investments in fossil fuels. Analysis presented in this report shows 6-8 times more jobs could be created by investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency or public transit compared with similar investments in the oil and gas industry.- BlueGreen


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Stephen Harper War Monger for American Corporate Interests?

By André Faust

Stephen Harper promised a Canada for Canadians, he stepped into office inheriting a budget surplus which he squandered away giving the financial elites and the multinationals whatever they wanted with little in return for the average Canadian. Stephen Harper’s primary degree was in economics however his economic policies have not done much in terms of increasing Canada’s GDP. As of today Canada isn’t worse position on all fronts than what it was prior to him taking office.

What he has successfully done with his ultra conservative ideology is change the world’s perception of Canada as the good guys, “the peacekeepers” to Canada as an aggressor supporting and the American political and corporate agenda in the Middle East. Harper has declared war on Iraq and the so-called Islamic terrorists. Mr. Harper cannot be that naïve that if he goes to Iraq and give them a real good shit kicking that they will not retaliate and start to attack Canadian citizens.

Being at war is a bilateral relationship you try to kill as many of the enemies as you can and your enemies trys to kill as many of you as they can, very simple. If they are any Canadians killed on Canadian soil as a result of Harper’s air attacks on Iraq and possibly Syria ,the blood of those fallen Canadians will lie in Harper’s hands, as much is that he will try to justify his actions he will be the one responsible for the death of Canadians in their homeland because he stuck his nose where it did not belong.

Because of the propaganda coming from all sides we don’t know what is true and what is false, for Harper propaganda machine is counting on our ethnocentrism which is seeing our culture as the correct one.

What is not known is that damage that Harper has done to Canada reversible, or because of Harper’s foreign policies will Canada become the new battleground.