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  1. Maybe it isn't Erin O'Toole that is the problem. Could it be the radical nature of the Reform element of the party and the ensuing infighting?
  2. Please give a link to your source on the information you have. In the article I posted, there is also a link that takes you to a news report on the incident that clearly says it was a coal fired unit. https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/callide-power-station-mb2011/ https://www.csenergy.com.au/what-we-do/generating-energy/callide-power-station
  3. Not just limited to batteries. At least they only caught fire and didn't go off like a bomb like coal... https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/callide-power-station-mb2092/ Another Callide Power Station Unit Back To Polluting July 27, 2021 A third generating unit of Queensland’s black coal-burning Callide Power Station returned to service yesterday. Located near Biloela in Central Queensland, Callide Power Station is comprised of Callide B and C; each with two generating units. Combined, their capacity is around 1.5GW. Callide B commenced operations in 1988 and C in 2001. Queensland Government-owned CS Energy owns all of B and owns C in a 50/50 joint venture with InterGen. Early in the afternoon of May 25 this year, CS Energy reported a fire occurred in the C4 turbine hall. Both Callide C units and 1 Callide B unit tripped and went offline. The other B unit was already out of action for maintenance. As it turned out, it was a bit more than just a fire. Callide Unit C4 – Image supplied by CS Energy The unit being known as C4 is appropriate, given it looked like a lump of C-4 had been involved. A 300-kilogram chunk of shrapnel was reportedly removed from the roof. The incident had major knock-on effects, tripping other generation and transmission infrastructure and resulting in widespread blackouts. The effects are still being felt now in terms of upward pressure on wholesale electricity prices. An external independent investigation into the explosion, led by Dr Sean Brady, is still in progress. The Road Back For Callide Originally it was envisioned three generating units would be returned to service by June 9 and Unit C4 up and running by May next year. Then that was then revised, with Unit B1 returned to service on June 16 and B2 on June 22. Unit C3 was finally returned to service yesterday – nearly 7 weeks later than the original estimated date. The “reliable” call remains to be seen, and this just doesn’t apply to Callide. Gas & Coal Watch monitors the National Energy Market’s fossil fuel power plants for breakdowns and there have been plenty of them – including a unit trip at Callide Unit B1 just a few weeks ago. As for Unit C4, that will now not return to service until December next year. Given the increasing amount of renewables and energy storage coming online, perhaps C4 should have been left as is and the cash put towards clean energy generation and support. Unit C4 in its explodey state could be useful a museum exhibit to help demonstrate to future generations how stupid we were in our fossil fuel addiction. But they’ll probably have plenty to remind them of that thanks to climate change. According to Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator, Callide C has an emissions intensity of 0.90 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per megawatt-hour. Callide B is slightly higher at 0.92t CO2-e/MWh. Combined, B and C are responsible for more than 10 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year. And then there’s all the other damage to consider – mercury emissions, ash, and the list goes on and on.
  4. Once again deflecting to the source rather than the reporting. What did the three articles write about that wasn't true?
  5. Revisionist history of the true legacy... https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2015/oct/14/canadas-real-barbarism-stephen-harpers-dismembering-of-the-country https://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/05/18/news/harper-worst-prime-minister-history https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/08/10/Harper-Abuses-of-Power-Final/
  6. This only goes to highlight perspective. Some say that if the house moves to the left, it will be in peril. In reality, if the house moves to it's left, it will be better off.
  7. When this pandemic is over, can we do this again??? https://www.blogto.com/music/2021/04/toronto-rock-concert-sars-epidemic/
  8. This touches on aviation, coronavirus, and the biased news media. I put it here because I feel this is how misinformation is spread. First is the sketchy article. Then is the fact checking. https://rumble.com/vjz0mt-horrificfive-pilots-dead-what-are-they-hiding.html https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/there-is-no-conclusive-evidence-that-the-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-contains-graphene-oxide/ https://www.factcheck.org/2021/07/scicheck-unsubstantiated-claims-follow-deaths-of-british-and-indian-airline-pilots/ https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-coronavirus-aviation-idUSL2N2NZ1ZO https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/jul/21/facebook-posts/deaths-jetblue-pilots-falsely-connected-covid-19-v/
  9. Yet at the same time on the other coast,,,, https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bakx-ksi-lisims-lng-1.6107901 B.C. First Nation and partners propose new $10B LNG megaproject Social Sharing Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email Reddit Project aims to be the largest net-zero LNG export facility in world Kyle Bakx · CBC News · Posted: Jul 19, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: July 19 Construction of the Ksi Lisims liquified natural gas facility could begin in 2024. The proposed site is located at Wil Milit, approximately 15 kilometres northwest of Gingolx, a B.C. coastal community about 80 kilometres north of Prince Rupert. The land is undeveloped, but was previously logged. (Nisga’a Lisims Government) A First Nation in British Columbia is proposing a new liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility to be built on the community's treaty land and is making an environmental pledge to reach net-zero emissions within three years of commencing operations. The Nisga'a Nation, whose territory is north of Prince Rupert near the Alaska border, is partnering with a group of Western Canadian natural gas producers called Rockies LNG Partners and a Texas-based energy company called Western LNG. The project is called Ksi Lisims LNG and would include a pipeline to transport natural gas from the northeast corner of the province to the coast. The facility itself is estimated to cost $10 billion. The chilled natural gas would be loaded onto ships and exported to Asia. Chevron Canada to stop funding further feasibility work Kitimat LNG project CEO says 'cost pressures' involved in shelving Goldboro LNG project The project proponents are scheduled to announce the project on Monday, and will begin applying for the necessary government permits and start formal talks with communities in the region. The project will undergo an environmental assessment as part of a joint-regulatory review by the federal, provincial and Nisga'a governments. In 2000, the Nisga'a and the governments of Canada and B.C. signed a treaty that gave the Nisga'a control over about 2,000 square kilometres of territory in the Nass Valley in B.C.'s northwest. The proposed site for the Ksi Lisims LNG project. (CBC News) "We want to bring sustainable economic activity, not only to the Nass Valley but to the region. It's going to also assist in helping to fight poverty and to bring a prosperous future," said Nisga'a Nation President Eva Clayton, in an interview. The project comes at a time when many other LNG proposals for B.C.'s coast have either been shelved or cancelled. Asian prices for LNG are at multi-year highs as global demand for natural gas is robust to meet the power generation needs of many countries this summer. Eva Clayton, president of the Nisga’a Nation, says there will be comprehensive engagement with her community. (Nisga’a Lisims Government) Negotiations for pipeline construction Ownership of Ksi Lisims LNG is still being determined as the proponents continue to finalize commercial agreements. The economic impact of Ksi Lisims LNG is estimated to be $55-billion including the facility, pipeline and the production of natural gas over 30 years. "It is a big project. It's a lot of money. But will the economics be there for it in the long run?" said Martin King, a natural gas analyst with RBN Energy. "That's the ultimate arbiter of everything that happens in building these projects — will it meet economic thresholds?" Ksi Lisims LNG is negotiating with two companies to build a pipeline. Enbridge's Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission project and TC Energy's Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project both already have environmental approvals in place as they were meant to transport natural gas for now-cancelled LNG export projects in the Prince Rupert area. A look at how natural gas is produced, shipped and received around the world. (Supplied by Wartsila) Net-zero goal Company officials say the LNG facility could be operational in late-2027 or 2028 and reach net zero emissions within three years of startup through the use of hydroelectricity, energy efficiency, carbon offsets and potential carbon capture and storage. Net-zero emissions mean that any emissions of greenhouse gases produced are offset by other measures. "The nation is very much concerned with the ever-changing climate," said Clayton. "We want to be able to assist with providing low-carbon energy." Cancelled $36B LNG project was 'wake-up call' to industry, says energy exec First Nations proposing new energy corridor in Western Canada The floating liquefaction facility would be located near the village of Gingolx, a coastal community about 80 kilometres north of Prince Rupert. The project will be capable of producing 12 million tonnes of LNG per year and generate 4,000 construction jobs. The facility would be nearly the same size as the first phase of the LNG Canada project, which is led by Shell Canada and is now under construction near Kitimat. The initial phase would be able to export 14 million tonnes of natural gas. A much smaller project near Squamish, Woodfibre LNG, is expected to reach a final investment decision later this year on its proposed facility, which will produce 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year. Last month, the Haisla Nation announced a partnership with Pembina Pipeline on a three-million-tonnes planned project near Kitimat called Cedar LNG. No matter the project, some environmental leaders say natural gas projects may struggle to compete financially with renewable sources of energy, since the cost of wind and solar electricity has fallen considerably in recent years. Critics also say hydrogen is emerging as a competing source of energy to the LNG industry. "The long-term future isn't LNG, it's cleaner fuels," said Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kyle Bakx Reporter Kyle Bakx is a Calgary-based journalist with CBC's network business unit. He's covered stories across the country and internationally. Follow @kylebakx on Twitter CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices|About CBC News Report Typo or Error RELATED STORIES Shell unveils new carbon capture project amid wave of new CCS proposals in Alberta After a year of pandemic prudence, Canadians likely eager to spend the billions saved First Nations proposing new energy corridor in Western Canada ANALYSIS How a lack of insurance is a growing threat to the oilsands
  10. Ummm, no. CGI has come a long way.
  11. Now they will have something else to watch for as a possible new outbreak. https://nypost.com/2021/07/16/texas-man-returns-from-nigeria-with-case-of-monkeypox/ Texas man returns from Nigeria with case of monkeypox
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