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Not ready for prime-time

December 2022

Re:  “Is Carbon Capture Tech The Way To Go?” (Editorial, Barrie Advance, 15 December):  Like any new technology, there are good and bad things about them, especially in the early years, before refinements and advances in that technology make it make it more efficient, economical and practical.  The same could be said for wind and solar power generation, which generates less than 10% of Ontario’s hydro supply, and electric vehicles, which aren’t exactly “emissions-free” and still have sales figures in the single digits, as a percentage of total vehicle sales.  Coincidentally, I could re-write your biased, one-sided editorial, replacing every time you state “carbon capture” with “wind and solar power generation” and “electric vehicles” when making my point.  In other words, wind and solar power generation and electric vehicles aren’t ready for prime-time either.

You even conclude your editorial with the lack-of-self-awareness statement “But, we suggest governments at both the provincial and federal levels give more thought to the solution our tax dollars will fund.”  I could say the same thing about government subsidies to wind and solar power generation and electric vehicles.

You’re entitled to your own opinions, but you’re not entitled to your own facts.  Maybe one day, we will all be driving electric vehicles, powered exclusively by wind and solar power, but neither are currently efficient, economical or practical, to be anything more than a virtue-signaling novelty.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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