While BP Canada gets green light to start drilling of the coast of Nova Scotia, Wind Energy companies told to look elsewhere!
Halifax, May 2, 2018 –
While I was away on holidays, Canada continued to confuse the heck out of me from afar…
A Community Update from BP Canada on the Scotian Basin Exploration Project –
“On April 21, 2018 the Canada‐Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted an Approval to Drill a Well
(ADW) to BP and authorized the commencement of drilling operations for the Aspy D‐11 exploration well.
On April 22, 2018 BP commenced drilling operations at the Aspy D‐11 wellsite. “
Wow! – Drill, baby, drill apparently! — Good for you Halifax.
From BP, the area in question.
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil obviously saw value in the project.
“Yes, we’d use some of that (revenue) to put in health care, and education, and looking after vulnerable citizens. But at the same time, we would leave some set aside that we’re be able to make sure that when the price changes, we’d be able to weather that storm.”
Must be nice.
Catherine McKenna touched on the issue briefly in Nova Scotia a few weeks back..
“The BP project went through an environmental assessment and has strict conditions,” she said. “We’re going to be monitoring it closely.”
Meanwhile! – Off-shore Wind Farms, and even land based, are being put on the burner
Late Last year, Nova Scotia’s Energy Minister said the grid can’t absorb any more wind power, even if it had access to electricity that would be generated here and exported to the United States.
“Anything we add at this point is not going to be wind,” said the Minister in 2017.
The problem there, as is the problem with Green Energy in general, is storage capacity. It’s slow going right now.
But the hypocrisy of Canada’s Leaders is what is so frustrating to me!
Every day I’m lectured about the needs to “keep fossil fuels in the ground” – David Suzuki…. Okay… fine… but if we can’t add GREEN Capacity to our grid… then what do you want us to do, so called “experts”!?!
Wind and Solar are the only “green options” for us landlocked provinces without an Ocean… or, say.. a Giant Water fall that powers millions of homes by itself!
It’s nice to want to “green-the-grid”, but the irony of our “do-as-I-say, not as I do” leadership makes me want to go turn all my lights on!
That’s your Wind Wednesday