Like Germany, Ottawa has mandated the phase-out of conventional coal-fired electricity generation.
wind and solar
Last election, the prime minister said he doesn’t worry about monetary policy.
The costs of rare materials needed to create wind turbines and solar panels have risen steadily.
Solar panels contain a variety of toxic chemicals including lead.
China represented 28 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions compared to less than 2 per cent for Canada.
It will cost up to an estimated $37.7 billion annually for Canada to move from coal to renewables.
Quebec may soon ban all oil and natural gas development in the province.
Wind and solar power are unfortunately unreliable and require backup power sources.
To preserve their “green image,” powerlines are often buried, adding to the cost and environmental impact.