China’s efforts in climate change

I see many items of comment about why we should do more when China is a big problem?
I answer these posts with China’s Twin Gorges Dam which has put hundreds of coal-burning plants into shutdown.  Also, I point out they have the best electrical distribution system in the world enabling the whole country to take advantage of Twin Gorges generation. Canada contributed greatly in the building of the Twin Gorges.

Here is an important article from a North American oil magazine.
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/China-Determined-To-Avoid-Another-Natural-Gas-Crisis.html>
Last winter, China gobbled up spot cargoes to meet soaring natural gas demand in freezing temperatures, upending the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, which was thought to be on the verge of oversupply just a year ago.
The Chinese coal-to-gas switch policy for millions of households backfired with severe gas shortages last winter, lifting domestic Chinese LNG prices to more than US$20/mmBtu and driving Asian spot LNG prices up.
This winter, China’s authorities are determined to avoid another natural gas supply crunch. And they are handling supplies much better than past winter—domestic natural gas production is rising, state energy giants are boosting gas pipeline infrastructure and connectivity, and the coal-to-gas switch is more measured and moderate, taking into account expectations of demand.
Chinese natural gas imports are soaring, but procurement for this winter’s demand started early to avoid a last-minute rush and a repeat of the 2017-2018 winter. China’s natural gas storage tanks are close to full. The element of surprise that pushed LNG prices soaring last winter has been eliminated.
This year, weather is also in favor of Chinese authorities. Milder weather a month into the heating season and forecasts for a milder-than-usual winter have led to expectations that China won’t see another supply crunch between December and February.
As a result, spot LNG prices in Asia fell last week to their lowest level in six months, with spot prices for January delivery down US$1 in one week to US$8.80/mmBtu—the lowest price since May this year and down from last year for the first time in 2018. That’s because demand is softer, storage is nearly full, and buyers from China to South Korea to Japan had moved in as early as in September and October to procure LNG cargoes to avoid last year’s rush and surging market prices. A drop in spot LNG prices in Asia is not typical for the winter season in the northern hemisphere. Related: Citi: Oil Prices Are Going Nowhere Next Year
Prices and natural gas demand soared last winter as China was scrambling to procure supplies in a colder-than-usual season. The authorities had to backtrack on the coal ban in some areas to ease the crunch.
This year, milder weather has surely helped, but China started to carefully plan supply, as soon as last winter’s season ended. Posted by John Clark at 2:17 pm

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Lawyers, go to work.

I accept the foundation to our democracy is an open and informed news media.  Having said this, it is a job for lawyers to apply this thought to the elections in Quebec and New Brunswick.  Why you ask?

Stephen Harper, before he was elected said “I will change Canada so you will not recognize it.”  Then, he invited Bell Media into our country to take over our infrastructure in their area of expertise.

Bell Media took control if not ownership of all the IP providers in the country, (you will see substantial increases in your service very soon)  Some have already doubled their costs to us.

They entered into an iron fist control of both New Brunswick and Montreal Media (printed) outlets.  In doing so they blocked posts that were critical of the Conservative Party.  This was instrumental in electing right wing Governments in those areas.  This is why I think it is possible to have these elections set aside!

What they are after is 6 provincial Governments so they can change the Canadian Constitution to something more acceptable to the ingress of the US Republicans.

Background: 

Harper and Kenny were run off of every trade negotiation they entered into.   All these rejections have since been turned around by the Liberal Government.   Their dalliance with the west coast pipelines is still another avenue for them to throw the advantages to the US.

John Diefenbaker gave the Avro Aero

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to the US.  This was the first fighter based aeroplane to fly beyond the speed of sound!  And, his destruction of the only prototype in Canada firmly establishes him as a Traitor.  It forever closed the door to an advanced aero industry in Canada.

Stephen Harper, sold the Wheat Marketing board to a private company.  This filled the issue of the US complaints on marketing boards in Canada even while their Dairy sector is setting up its own form of marketing boards!   This was against farmers wishes in Alberta (with exception of the Southern Alberta LDS community)

In anticipation UCP privatization of health care.

The US Republicans have continually expressed their distaste  the Canadian Health Care system .  Because it is paid for by all and covers all  they try to bend it into a welfare system.

U.S. health care spending grew 3.9 percent in 2017, reaching $3.5 trillion or $10,739 per person. As a share of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product,health spending accounted for 17.9 percent. Dec 11, 2018 

With their high expense there is close to 50%  of Americans who have no coverage!  Canada’s lower costs cover 100% of our people.

Here is an example of a google search which will turn up the numbers

From <https://www.google.com/search?q=health+care+costs+us+gdp&oq=health+care+costs+us+gdp&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.10758j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8>

And https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/health-spending-u-s-compare-countries/#item-start

There is a great amount of information comparing systems. When Klein introduced his third way several groups of Doctors were vocal in wanting an Canadian type system in the US!

COVID 19: We are not out of it we are about half way.

It’s not OHM’s Law!

Meanwhile, 5 new, different Coronaviruses have been found in Bats.  Studies ongoing as to how they will mutate.  The Bronx zoo reports it’s big cats were tested and found to be infected with COVID 19.  At has crossed still another species.  A house cat has also checked positive.

The LA Times reports autopsies have been preformed on people who died of lung complications before Corona Virus was on the map. It turns out COVID 19 was present in California about the same time as the outbreak in China was noted (January)

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The #XL Pipeline is a waste of time and should not receive a cent from Alberta! It is Kenny’s allegiance to the US coupled with a payoff to Conservative buddies that is putting this up.   Politically, it also pits teachers pensions against any move by the fed in the future to cancel it.   The Liberals should be moving on it now!

The US is self-sufficient in oil now, what they import, they process and export. For the first time in their history, they are exporting condensate to Mexico who, in turn, are now in a position to make the range of types of gasoline. This condensate excess comes from the Balkan shale play, and it can’t be injected back into the feed as this will only produce higher quantities of condensate coming out.

Obama set all this in play by building 23000 miles of new pipelines between the US oil divisions. These divisions are now full to capacity, as is the US emergency storage used to balance the oil markets.

Point is whatever goes though this pipeline is adding to US exports and working against the promise of the Trans Mountain pipeline which the US sees as opposition and is supported by the Conservatives

Kenny and UCP have started their raid on Alberta as I predicted!

Unfortunately, despite the long days, the constructive debate and experienced advice from the opposition, the UCP decided to – literally – put in earplugs, hunker down and ignore the storm brewing around them. The Conservatives started off with a public claim Alberta was deeper in the hole than the NDP had stated, but Kenney proved this a lie when the UCP’s own numbers showed the province was $2 billion better off on the NDP plan than anticipated.

After lying about the previous government, the UCP – elected on a platform of fiscal responsibility – blew $13.5 billion in ill-advised, ideological moves to give money to corporations (while ignoring small businesses), cancelling the Climate Leadership Plan that brought in $7 billion and shutting down the oil-by-rail deal that would have seen crude reach coastal markets.

They have cancelled programs and investments that put the UCP directly responsible for the loss of up to 30,000 jobs. They have taken food out of children’s mouths by cancelling the school nutrition program, cut salaries for 180,000 public sector employees, and attacked the incomes of our youth – many of them financing themselves – by lowering their minimum wage, a move even Ralph Klein recognized was cruel and unfair.

The Conservatives threw school boards into financial chaos by refusing to set funding for schools before their budgets were due, leading many boards to make cuts and increase class sizes and others to take a gamble that they may overspend, hoping the UCP will follow the NDP’s funding plans. They will re-implement a Grade 3 Provincial Achievement test, costing us millions of dollars, despite teachers and evidence saying these tests at that level only hurt the quality of education our children receive.

And, worst of all, just before they took their celebratory bath in Edmonton, the UCP rejected numerous pragmatic compromises from the NDP to amend Bill 8 and ensure that LGBT youth would be protected. The UCP’s actions here represent the first time in Canadian history a government has rolled back legislated rights of the LGBT community – a move even conservative personalities like Charles Adler are disgusted with.

There’s a smell around the UCP and the legislature today, and it’s not the smell of roses.

From <https://www.airdrietoday.com/letters-to-the-editor/ucp-reality-not-so-rosy-for-alberta-1580381>

Kenny ups natural gas prices in Alberta.

A few days ago, now, Kenny claimed gas companies were on hard times so he is raising the price of Natural Gas to 7.00 per Mcf. This will double most peoples gas and heating bills!

The world market is at a high of 4.50 per Mcf, up from the several years standings of 3.00 per Mcf. And, gas companies were not hurting under these prices. It is a not so simple tax grab by Kenny.

China is doing Great on Climate change contrary to Conservative BS>

Tsvetana Paraskova Tsvetana is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews. More Info Share Facebook Twitter Google + Linkedin Reddit Premium Content Iran: A Geopolitical Time Bomb A Worrying Sign For Global Oil Demand The 100-Year Old Wildcatter Poised For A Breakout The Last U.S. Oil Major In Venezuela China Determined To Avoid Another Natural Gas Crisis By Tsvetana Paraskova – Dec 12, 2018, 9:00 AM CST Join Our Community Last winter, China gobbled up spot cargoes to meet soaring natural gas demand in freezing temperatures, upending the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, which was thought to be on the verge of oversupply just a year ago.

The Chinese coal-to-gas switch policy for millions of households backfired with severe gas shortages last winter, lifting domestic Chinese LNG prices to more than US$20/mmBtu and driving Asian spot LNG prices up. This winter, China’s authorities are determined to avoid another natural gas supply crunch. And they are handling supplies much better than past winter—domestic natural gas production is rising, state energy giants are boosting gas pipeline infrastructure and connectivity, and the coal-to-gas switch is more measured and moderate, taking into account expectations of demand. Chinese natural gas imports are soaring, but procurement for this winter’s demand started early to avoid a last-minute rush and a

China’s natural gas storage tanks are close to full. The element of surprise that pushed LNG prices soaring last winter has been eliminated. This year, weather is also in favor of Chinese authorities. Milder weather a month into the heating season and forecasts for a milder-than-usual winter have led to expectations that China won’t see another supply crunch between December and February. As a result, spot LNG prices in Asia fell last week to their lowest level in six months, with spot prices for January delivery down US$1 in one week to US$8.80/mmBtu—the lowest price since May this year and down from last year for the first time in 2018. That’s because demand is softer, storage is nearly full, and buyers from China to South Korea to Japan had moved in as early as in September and October to procure LNG cargoes to avoid last year’s rush and surging market prices. A drop in spot LNG prices in Asia is not typical for the winter season in the northern hemisphere. Related: Citi: Oil Prices Are Going Nowhere Next Year Prices and natural gas demand soared last winter as China was scrambling to procure supplies in a colder-than-usual season. The authorities had to backtrack on the coal ban in some areas to ease the crunch. This year, milder weather has surely helped, but China started to carefully plan supply, as soon as last winter’s season ended

Bill C 48 and The Conservative Objections.

#Bill C 48 prohibits oil tankers to sail in the waters from the North tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska coast.  This affects #American tankers mostly.   The American Tankers are presently using the inside channel to move oil from Alaska to Washington.

Canadian oil is shipped from the waters adjacent to the south end of Vancouver Island and the mid part of that Island as a location reference.

In the fighting bill, C48 Kenny is representing the US, not Canadian interests.

Bill C 69 and C 48 and the Conservative opposition.

Billl C 69 and the Conservative opposition to it.

Bills C69 and C48 are top of the agenda for the Conservatives meet in Calgary. Bottom line for these two bills is they effectively prevent the additional pipeline from proceeding. This, because of conflict with the parties concerned.

Bill C69 did away with two pieces of Harper/Kenny legislation that was irresponsible, to say the least.  First off  National Energy Board Act:  This was legislation that allowed Harper to become a dictator in his own mind at least.  Any conflict with a native group could be set aside by the Minister in charge.   In action, it caused endless delays in the West coast pipeline.  Reason?  The US does not want us shipping off the west coast it will cut deeply into their markets in Indochina and China and, they will not be able to use their oil supply on or off as a bargaining chip!


Secondly: Canadian Navigable Waters Act; was changed by Harper/Kenny to a free-for-all.  One outstanding item is the BC dam on the Peace River.  A navigable river the dam was built and was criticized for not being able to produce enough electricity to pay for its self.  It was however built to create a sump in the Peace River suitable for drawing large amounts of water out of.   This brings me to the Weatherford Project.   So named after the company who designed and specked it.
Weatherford is immensely designed to move 2/3rds of the flow of the Peace River to the US border.  If Conservatives build this Canadian’s will pay for the build so the US can get cheap water.   If the Peace River has been turned back into navigable water that project is dead.
What do I mean by immense?  The design calls for 4 large diameter pipelines and 6 pumping stations.  Each pumping station to use the electrical power of a city!
The Conservatives again looking after US interests, not Canada’s!

SUMMARYPart 1 enacts the Impact Assessment Act and repeals the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. Among other things, the Impact Assessment Act(a) names the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada as the authority responsible for impact assessments;(b) provides for a process for assessing the environmental, health, social and economic effects of designated projects with a view to preventing certain adverse effects and fostering sustainability;(c) prohibits proponents, subject to certain conditions, from carrying out a designated project if the designated project is likely to cause certain environmental, health, social or economic effects, unless the Minister of the Environment or Governor in Council determines that those effects are in the public interest, taking into account the impacts on the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada, all effects that may be caused by the carrying out of the project, the extent to which the project contributes to sustainability and other factors;(d) establishes a planning phase for a possible impact assessment of a designated project, which includes requirements to cooperate with and consult certain persons and entities and requirements with respect to public participation;(e) authorizes the Minister to refer an impact assessment of a designated project to a review panel if he or she considers it in the public interest to do so, and requires that an impact assessment be referred to a review panel if the designated project includes physical activities that are regulated under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act;(f) establishes time limits with respect to the planning phase, to impact assessments and to certain decisions, in order to ensure that impact assessments are conducted in a timely manner;(g) provides for public participation and for funding to allow the public to participate in a meaningful manner;(h) sets out the factors to be taken into account in conducting an impact assessment, including the impacts on the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada;(i) provides for cooperation with certain jurisdictions, including Indigenous governing bodies, through the delegation of any part of an impact assessment, the joint establishment of a review panel or the substitution of another process for the impact assessment;(j) provides for transparency in decision-making by requiring that the scientific and other information taken into account in an impact assessment, as well as the reasons for decisions, be made available to the public through a registry that is accessible via the Internet;(k) provides that the Minister may set conditions, including with respect to mitigation measures, that must be implemented by the proponent of a designated project;(l) provides for the assessment of cumulative effects of existing or future activities in a specific region through regional assessments and of federal policies, plans and programs, and of issues, that are relevant to the impact assessment of designated projects through strategic assessments; and(m) sets out requirements for an assessment of environmental effects of non-designated projects that are on federal lands or that are to be carried out outside Canada.Part 2 enacts the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, which establishes the Canadian Energy Regulator and sets out its composition, mandate and powers. The role of the Regulator is to regulate the exploitation, development and transportation of energy within Parliament’s jurisdiction.The Canadian Energy Regulator Act, among other things,(a) provides for the establishment of a Commission that is responsible for the adjudicative functions of the Regulator;(b) ensures the safety and security of persons, energy facilities and abandoned facilities and the protection of property and the environment;(c) provides for the regulation of pipelines, abandoned pipelines, and traffic, tolls and tariffs relating to the transmission of oil or gas through pipelines;(d) provides for the regulation of international power lines and certain interprovincial power lines;(e) provides for the regulation of renewable energy projects and power lines in Canada’s offshore;(f) provides for the regulation of access to lands;(g) provides for the regulation of the exportation of oil, gas and electricity and the interprovincial oil and gas trade; and(h) sets out the process the Commission must follow before making, amending or revoking a declaration of a significant discovery or a commercial discovery under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act and the process for appealing a decision made by the Chief Conservation Officer or the Chief Safety Officer under that Act.Part 2 also repeals the National Energy Board Act.Part 3 amends the Navigation Protection Act to, among other things,(a) rename it the Canadian Navigable Waters Act;(b) provide a comprehensive definition of navigable water;(c) require that, when making a decision under that Act, the Minister must consider any adverse effects that the decision may have on the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada;(d) require that an owner apply for an approval for a major work in any navigable water;(e) set out the factors that the Minister must consider when deciding whether to issue an approval;(f) provide a process for addressing navigation-related concerns when an owner proposes to carry out a work in navigable waters that are not listed in the schedule;(g) provide the Minister with powers to address obstructions in any navigable water;(h) amend the criteria and process for adding a reference to a navigable water to the schedule;(i) require that the Minister establish a registry; and(j) provide for new measures for the administration and enforcement of the Act.Part 4 makes consequential amendments to Acts of Parliament and regulations.
Available on the House of Commons website at the following address: http://www.ourcommons.ca