Who wins that argument, well...Oh, who is Tony Abbott?...Details are at the bottom..
Christy Clark putting on the Jack boots...
Smart Meters Financial Assault Or Political Suicide
Smart meter diaries, yes indeed, first off, this proposed $35 dollar per month fee to read my analog meter will not be tolerated, BC Hydro for years and years haven`t sent out a person to read my meter or anyone`s meter once a month, billing is every two months and up here in Garden Bay, and at my Mom`s home in Burnaby months go by when no one comes to read our meters, estimations are sent out, estimations which end up being corrected up or down at later dates..
The BCUC has yet to approve any meter reading fees and...And if a meter reading fee is enacted my bill will be paid...Paid $35 dollars shy, or $70 dollars every two months and if BC Hydro cuts me off the grid so be it, I have batteries and a good generator.
People have the ability to rewad their own meter and once, maybe twice per year does anyone from BC Hydro need to confirm the usage amount, in fact there are hundreds if not thousands of people in British Columbia who read their own meters and relay that information to BC Hydro..And more, a Fortis representative has to read your natural gas meter and report the usage every two months, this person was already reading BC Hydro analog meter at the same time, in other words BC Hydro isn`t sending a meter reader now..And I am in the possession of dozens of BC Hydro bills where the statement confirms that the stated usage bill is but a .."Estimate"
So now Christy Clark wants to Jackboots average British Columbians, she wants to now read their meter once a month when for decades a mere reading every two months was sufficient...Dozens of BC Hydro bills in my possession that state estimate, and those bills were notoriously high, BC Hydro months later adjusted the bills back when finally a real reading took place, albeit from the Natural gas reader..
So Christy Clark now wants to read my meter 12 times per year when in the past BC Hydro read our meter a mere 3 times per year...Also, this threatening letter was sent out months before the BCUC has had a chance to review the smart meter reading issue..
Let me be clear, BC Hydro does not come to your home once a month, at most every two months, and for some, 3 times per year, there are thousands of British Columbians who read their own meters, is the BC Government now going to p[ay these private home and business owners $35 dollars a month to read their meter, something they have done for free for years???
Hear me clearly Christy Clark...If you are going to send a meter reader once a month to my home, I want a knock on the door as proof this person is coming for real, and, ...And this person can`t be the same person who is reading my natural gas meter...
And a little math, the Christy Clark Jackboots Government is proposing collecting $30 million dollars per year from those who rejected smart meter, that is enough money to pay for nearly 400 BC Hydro meter readers...Before smart meters were forced upon British Columbia by the BC Liberals...BC Hydro employed a total off 500 meters readers for the entire province, 500 meters readers to service 4 million people, to 2 million hydro electric installations with analog meters..
Christy Clark`s Liberals are claiming they need the equivalent income, enough money to pay for 400 meter readers to read a mere 60,000 meters, ...Before smart meters BC Hydro was spending $40 million per year to read in excess of 1 million analog meters...
For some strange reason meter reading has become 20 times more expensive under Christy Clark..
I wonder why..
I will gladly go off the grid, not only won`t I pay the money to BC Hydro..
My neighbors will be thrilled having to hear a generator running at the strangest times, like in the middle of the night..
Looks like you better have a fall session in Victoria and enact hew laws regarding noise bylaws, of course there is no law regarding running generators during the day, bylaw be damned, batteries can be charged during daytime too..
I be writing fulltime again soon my friends, been real busy, ..
A couple of minor points, still nothing happening with LNG, nothing but more bad news, BC Group has put off their FID(final investment decision) until late 2016 and Chevron has put off their FID until 2015..in other words nothing is happening, even Petronas is delaying, they are attempting to divest themselves of another 40% of their British Columbia nat gas position..
And there was even more devastating news for BC on LNG....Australia had a Federal election, Mr. Abbott won a big majority, the Government changed hands, that means a proposed industrial carbon tax that the out going(now gone) Government was going to bring in is now history, gone, and there is also a termination of even more resource taxation, industry got their man elected, basically a Stephen Harper type, all business with little thought to anything, an oil n gas man is now in charge down-under..
Australia is vying for a secondary wave of floating LNG investment...Shell is already building a floating facility, ..Australia is extending major capital building tax credits and labour relief for this second wave of LNG investment..in a nutshell, that means that Christry Clark has to go rock-bottom to attract any LNG investment to British Columbia, because, we don`t have a Federal natural gas capital building cost tax credit like Australia has..What that means is..in Australia LNG export plant builders can write off their build cost in 7 years, in Canada it would take 30 years..
So..That my friends is one of the main reasons a fall session of the legislature has been canceled, there is no LNG taxation framework agreed upon, and there is no rush because ..
There will be no LNG shovel in the ground before 2017....And one more thing.
I have it on good authority that northeast BC natural gas is going to be piped to the gulf coast of the USA, from there exported to wherever..BC Gas will be what is called is "Feedstock"...
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has confirmed categorically – for the first time – that he would break the Coalition's pledge on greenhouse reduction targets if it cost more money than he had budgeted for.
Mr Abbott also branded the election a referendum on the carbon tax and said it would be “unimaginable” for a defeated Labor Party to stop him repealing the tax.
The Opposition Leader spent about 15 minutes of a 20 minute address to the National Press Club hammering Labor on the carbon tax. If elected the Coalition would repeal the tax within its first year in government, Mr Abbott promised.
Advertisement“A Coalition victory, should it happen, will be a warning from alienated Labor voters to their leaders,” Mr Abbott declared. “Never again sell Labor's soul to another party.”
But when asked how he could repeal the carbon tax without calling a double dissolution election – given Labor and the Greens would likely block his repeal – Mr Abbott said he thought Labor would accept his “mandate”.
“It's unimaginable that a defeated Labor Party would persist with a carbon tax,” Mr Abbott said.
“Having lost one election through support for a carbon tax, why on God's earth would you lose a second supporting the same failed policy?”
Mr Abbott confirmed he was prepared to break the Coalition's pledge to cut Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent by 2020 (on the levels recorded in 2000
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/tony-abbott-willing-to-break-emissions-pledge-over-funding-hole-20130902-2t0fh.html#ixzz2epwtf0ts
Anywho, the next big LNG fact-telling, ball-busting, Christy Cluck clobbering article should be up by Monday morning..
One last point, any rumors of Adrian Dix fighting to stay on as leader and possibly getting another shot at an election win are false, it`s Vaughn Palmer and other backdoor BC Liberals who are promoting this fallacy...If Adrian Dix and Moe Sihota aren`t both gone voluntarily, or within days of our fall convention this site and others will go on the attack against the NDP..
Survival sometimes means cutting off the diseased sections, lopping off the growing gangrene to save the body..Or to quote First officer Spock in the film ...Wrath of Khan..
"The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The Few"
Time is up Adrian Dix, no soup, no salad, no second shot at premier....
John Horgan, a passionate, wife loving, children bearer, no baggage, stable, firm on his feet, great speaker, wit, charm and a man with the..
...Courage of his convictions..John Horgan has to be the new leader, he wants it, he deserves it, and more importantly, he can win..
Talk to ya soon
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