Presently fewer than 10% are voting for EV as their preferred transmission type. As Mike points out, EVs don’t have a transmission, so is it really a fair comparison. Wouldn’t you rather drive a vehicle you don’t have to shift, has better acceleration, and has no transmission to break down?
For a lot of years I listened to the American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley. In more recent years he’s had another countdown show, while Kix Brooks hosted American Country Countdown. Kingsley passed away on Thursday at the age of 80.
It’s going to be weird listening to country radio and not expecting to hear his voice on the weekend.
Notable climate crisis musician and activist Laura Stewart in the Leader Post explaining why climate activists aren’t hypocrites for pressuring governments to take action they cannot personally:
Climate protesters aren’t hypocrites
Regina’s climate protesters are not hypocrites. They demand government action on problems their personal actions can’t touch.
Critics say, “Pick up litter.” Some protesters do that. Some attempt zero-waste living. But of Saskatchewan’s 76 megatonnes of emissions, the “Waste and Others” sector makes up only three per cent.
Yes, many protesters bike, walk, or bus to the marches. But “Passenger Transportation” produces just six per cent of emissions. And it’s a nine-hour bike ride to the legislature from my home town.
What personal actions could drive down the 34 per cent of emissions from “Oil and Gas” production? During one march, a critic suggested turning off the gas to my house, but that’s consumption — counted in the “Buildings” sector at only four per cent.
How about reducing the 19 per cent of emissions from “Electricity”? Eliminating all residential electricity would cut only about three per cent of overall emissions. And critics complain about protesters’ cell phones.
“Agriculture” produces 22 per cent of emissions — and $13 billion in exports. Many protesters avoid eating meat — another partial solution. But about nine per cent of Saskatchewan’s overall emissions come from crop production, because it releases nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas nearly 300 times worse than carbon dioxide.
We need government actions to make high emissions costly, make lowering emissions pay, and make zero emissions an affordable choice. Otherwise, we subsidize our present prosperity at the expense of our children’s future.
The most important personal action you can take to help solve the climate emergency? Talk about it.
If you want to read something funny about bad people, here it is. Climate activist and hero Greta Thunberg is in Calgary and on her way to Edmonton for a climate strike on Friday, and the Premier is flipping out. He’s one of the hypothetical middle age white guys threatened by a 16 year old girl bearing science data and a powerful message.
City planners Ezra, Sarah, Jill, and Breanna were out on a Passion for Planning Day site tour and look who they bumped into! pic.twitter.com/UqFsl5thoQ
The corrupt, oil money taking Sask Party has again let SaskPower attack the renewable energy industry in Saskatchewan. Worse, they’re lying to do it. They’re convincing many in the media to report that “Net Metering” is returning as an option on November 1st, but that’s not true. No longer will power sold to SaskPower be paid for by the crown corp at the net rate it’s sold back to customers.
Saskpower news release:
““We know there is growing demand for solar self-generation in Saskatchewan,” said Mike Marsh, SaskPower President & CEO. “The updated program provides certainty and clarity for our customers who want to net meter [emphasis added] while reducing the financial impacts on customers who do not have solar panels.”
Why is the CEO Marsh misrepresenting the new plan as “net metering” when it’s “net billing” or some other scheme that pays less than what is fair to power producers?
So myopic of the corrupt, oil loving @SaskParty. They wanted this scheme to fail so badly that when it proved successful, they resort to sabotaging it. Utterly disgraceful. https://t.co/U4FMcVAcYW
That study is looking "long term". We need short & medium term solutions to meet our quickly expiring carbon budget deadline to stay under 1.5 degrees of climate change, in order to stay alive. What Moe and Duncan are doing is a disgrace, and flies in the face of reason.#skpoli
The #ClimateStrike was in Regina again this morning, and hundreds of people marched from the RSM to the Legislature to show their displeasure with the government for doing nothing to address the climate crisis.
The Government is doing less than nothing, they’re now actively harming the people providing solutions to the pollution crisis. Yesterday SaskPower shut down wind and solar applications, meaning no one can add renewable energy to the grid, and surpass SaskPower’s negligible plans to green our electricity supply.
Today as we begin a long campaign against @SaskPower and @SaskParty they are soon to hear directly from thousands of people in Saskatchewan that once again have lost an opportunity to invest to get ahead in their future. We are on Saskatchewan’s Grid, NOT @SaskPower
While Scott Moe is preaching that Canadians are at a crossroads and we need to embrace our country’s “wealth diversity”, I wonder if he’ll be defending these solar jobs (perfectly suited to our sunny province) as boisterously as he champions the struggling oil industry? https://t.co/fxRcXFV3nT
Greta Thunberg’s lonely climate strike over a year ago has inspired a global movement, and the SaskParty had better get out of the way. The next generation isn’t going to take kindly to their destruction and obstruction, and neither will anyone else who wants a future in this province.