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How much is too much? My
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Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously The price to end coal-power electrical retail electricity will triple as a result of the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative generation in Alberta will certainly include From the NDP's carbon taxes and climate change
the steep increase in power bills consumers Publisher’s Desk policies.
will have to pay. But just how steep is up for Dana McArthur Which one is the closer prediction? Well, Alberta organ and tissue
debate. what the Pembina Institute blogger fails to
Alberta's electricity prices are sitting at the entice private investment for green power mention is that electrical prices will become donation –registry agent launch
lowest they have been for decades. With the projects, but that's not going to happen with inseparably linked to natural gas prices as it
economy down, so is the demand for power at a low price. Something has to give, becomes the main power generating fuel
electricity –a first in decades. and that something will be cheap coal power. (sans competition from coal). It's not hard to Rob
On one hand, there are conservative see this is going to drive up electricity prices.
Now, start to factor in the province's plan to
Building Canada Plan phase out coal electrical generation, and the predictions coming from groups like the Right now we have lots of capacity, but not Merrifield

carbon tax causing cancellations of Pembina Institute with one of their experts enough demand. In just a few years as coal Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
saying the wholesale price of natural gas is
comes off the grid, there is going to be a
Weekly Anchor unprofitable purchase contracts with coal- not the only factor in the final price growing demand for a lot less capacity. West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
fired plants. Add to this the many concerns
consumers pay on their bill. So, their
Coincidentally, that creates the perfect
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energy, and it's little wonder there's
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please fill out the subscription form below: Tip Why would anyone put the power industry On the other hand, the Coal Association of Responsible energy is a desirable goal, but
1 year subscription: $35.00 (+GST) into such turmoil? To put it succinctly, it Canada's initiative, ACT for the Future led the question is not whether it will cost more, Merrifield
Seniors $30.00 (+GST) of seems the provincial government wants to by Robin Campbell, states that the price of but how much more are we willing to pay for Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
NAME the Hat green-power investors to turn a profit –50%? Conservative
Rob ADDRESS Letter to the Editor 300%? the NDP invoking closure on iews Man in the
And, are the dubious gains in carbon
Merrifield POSTAL CODE reduction worth hurting the small towns that debate for Bill 6 despite Guest Column by Clyde Corser Red Hat

Member of Parliament for Yellowhead PHONE Alberta's Carbon Tax: does are built around the coal mines, when carbon Wildrose MLAs tabling a by Craig McArthur
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THE WEEKLY ANCHOR Dear Editor: Ontario and now Alberta are shutting down ESTS asks for Robin Campbell, MLA
Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email: Independent seniors’ advocate needed West Yellowhead
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta efficient coal plants, yet a story in the London Hello again…
(corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue) The Alberta Carbon Tax Program will collect Times says there are 2,500 new coal plants
nearly $10 billion over five years. According to worldwide either coming on stream, or being assistance with
news reports, about $3 billion will be spent planned. It's happening in China, India, and to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
subsidizing low income people or otherwise be elsewhere.
directed toward rebates. That leaves $6 billion for A Congressional Hearing in Washington pointed new bus The Weekly Anchor
the government to spend on green energy schemes. out that if the United States eliminated all of its Member of the Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Edson & District Chamber &
It's important to note three things. First, that Alberta coal-fired electrical plants, global CO2 would be Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber
is headed down a road that Ontario has been on for reduced by two-tenths of one percent. In response, Letter to the Editor: by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
some years. Second, a tax, and a reduction in one Congressional participant asked the head of the MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Green plans put onus on taxpayer Third, before any of us buy something we inquire US Environmental Agency if the cost of destroying profit society run by a Board of Directors. Letter to the Editor Policy
carbon dioxide, are not necessarily the same thing.
Edson Senior's Transportation Society is a non-
the American economy, which gets nearly 40% of
about the cost. Then we weigh the cost against the
its electricity from coal, to obtain a 0.2% global
We offer low cost, much needed transportation
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor.
question is reasonable.
We cannot deny climate change. What is in misses the biggest problem we will face long When the NDP dictates how they want to shut perceived benefit. Governments need to do the reduction in CO2 was a good trade off. The service to seniors and those with special needs. All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
Without the assistance of donations by various
question is what is causing it. The earth has had cold before the world heats up enough to harm us. We down their chosen industry – coal fired power The Toronto Sun in a news story showed an 88- A Troy Media article by energy analyst Ken local groups and businesses, the bus could not publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the
and warm periods long before man and machinery will be out of drinking water. China has about 10-15 plants – they are taking a socialist approach. year-old pensioner whose two-month electrical bill Green, said: "Alberta's new climate plan, by the continue to operate. policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear the
appeared. 15,000 years ago Edson was covered with years before they will have polluted all their fresh Instead they should be there to set emission goals is near $1700. A recent story on Global spoke of a government's own admission, will not lead to Presently, we are raising money for a name of the writer and include the address and telephone
a 1000 foot deep ice sheet. The glaciers we see and salt water. The Middle East has a water shortage. and standards for the industry to meet. The Jim Eglinski low income individual near Ottawa who shuts off significant greenhouse gas reductions for many desperately needed, new bus. Is there a number, which will not be published.
her water heater during the day, never uses air
today are the remains of this ice sheet. What Closer to home the United States has a serious water decision to shut down would be on the coal plants conditioning, and hangs her wash on an outdoor years, if it ever does." Green's point is that a tax is possibility that you could help us out with a
warmed up and melted the ice sheet? Geologists problem now. or industry if they cannot or do not meet the clothesline—avoiding the dryer. Her power bill is a tax whether you call it a carbon tax or a sales tax. donation for our society? I can't tell you how
have confirmed there have been at least three ice The NDP are going to perform a magic act I am standards. When dictated flatly to shut down any MP Yellowhead still over $300 month and she can't pay it. In To assume that calling it a carbon tax automatically much these donations are appreciated by the
ages in the past. sure. They want to diversify the economy but they industry, the onus is on the taxpayer to make up Ontario, people are being driven from their homes results in climate change reductions or taxing people who rely on us.
conditions that are different than any other sales
If we get rid of all vehicles and everything that don't know how or to what. Anyone with a hare- the lost revenue and lost capital investments. The because they can't afford electricity. tax, is a misnomer.
uses oil, not much would change as far as global brained scheme will be approaching the government taxpayers lose again. Ontario manufacturers are also leaving. They CINDY HARDY
warming is concerned. But our lives would be very for a subsidy. How will any investor put money into For example one of the largest engine can't afford the electricity. Tens of thousands of Stuart Taylor, Hinton Secretary, ESTS
much affected for the worse. For example, we have solar energy or wind power when the return on manufacturers, Caterpillar, has stopped making Cat jobs have been lost. The Ontario government says it
to have clothing. The answer given – to be green – investment is a minus figure. Or are we going to engines for trucks as they cannot meet U.S. is stopping climate change. Homeowners are
is to use wool and cowhides. Sheep and cattle are make sure they make a profit with huge tax subsidies emission standards. This was done with no buyout asking at what price? No matter how concerned any 5,868 Audited Canadian
deemed to be methane emitters, so they have to go. as these systems cannot generate enough revenue to or compensation paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. of us may be, it's a fair question. One Ontario The Weekly Anchor Canadian Publication Mail Number - 40014221 Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd. Media Circulation
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powered by solar and wind generated electricity in and started dictating that they want everything consumers will have needlessly OVERPAID for
require lubrication for their bearings. I guess we will done their way right now. These changes will happen electricity by roughly $170 billion due to provincial
have to go back to harvesting whales for oil. After but will require investment by the private sector that energy policy. (The equivalent of about $160,000
all, these are a renewable resource. can see a return on their money. They will not invest for every family of four in Alberta). Craig & Elaine McArthur Sue Ann Common Cindy Weisser Sonia Roy Dawn Matheson Adrienne Tait Deanna Mitchener
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“Green” people will have to walk to protests as we any great amount just for a warm and fuzzy feeling. Representative Layout Administration
would have no fuel for their jets or lube for their All industries have been getting their acts together.
bicycles. I wonder if these people would take stock Even the Hinton pulp mill seems to have improved
of their lives, take an honest and close look around its image, all of this without the NDP's input. I do
their houses, workplace and surroundings and not know how “green” people are going to maintain
consider all the things they will have to be without if their arts, social programs and expensive lifestyles
we have no oil, or at the moment no viable by shutting down industries. They are going to do
replacement. All groceries are delivered by truck, this and raise wages in a market that is already out of
train or boat as well as jewelry, movies, paintings, world competition.
furniture, solar panels and wind mills to name a few.
Plastic comes from petrochemicals. Without plastics
there will be no trim in electric cars, cameras, TV's,
cell phones, fridges, dishwashers, most small
appliances and tools – the list goes on and on.
All of this jumping on the green bandwagon
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