Letters, Oct. 4: Preserve politics out of examination of Alberta's electrical energy system

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Re: AESO warns of blackouts with plan for net-zero grid, Opinion, Sept. 29

AESO is an Alberta entity, subsequently many vitality think-tanks and for positive Ottawa will routinely disregard any feedback or assessments from them.

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How a few group of actually sensible and non-political folks, from all stakeholders, work on a non-biased, mathematical examination of Alberta’s electrical system?

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Each a part of {the electrical} system has a math element: load underneath various climate circumstances, reliability of varied technology techniques (wind, photo voltaic, pure gasoline, and so forth.), load development, contingency technology, prices, emission discount targets, and so forth.

Alberta shoppers need energy once they want it, underneath all predictable (math once more) occasions. These sensible individuals are succesful sufficient to place apart their private biases and simply do the mathematics with no preconceived final result. Use your collective vitality to develop and agree on a venture plan.

Brian McConaghy, Foothills County

Alberta has its priorities unsuitable

As a substitute of combating with the Canadian authorities, distorting the reality to swimsuit their agenda or making an attempt to implement an Alberta Pension Plan on false pretence to get us on a path towards independence, the UCP ought to attempt to repair our present points with well being care, seniors care, homeless folks, diversification of industries and schooling.

Begin taking accountability towards the lives of normal Albertans.

Evelyn Hunt, Calgary

Modifications are wanted to repair well being care

Wait instances are completely unacceptable for emergency remedy and surgical procedure whereas individuals are experiencing ache and anxiousness. Earlier intervention would require much less remedy, cut back prices and enhance outcomes.

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Some doable options embody: Alberta Well being Bonds with an earnings tax credit score on the curiosity. Use funds for medical infrastructure, to coach nurses, medical doctors and technicians; use diagnostic amenities 24 hours a day; don’t power Albertans to exit of province to pay for surgical procedure; encourage First Nations to associate in developing personal health-care amenities on their land; eradicate bureaucratic crimson tape and mindless authorities tinkering, be taught from international locations which are fixing issues in public well being care.

We should do higher.

Gerry Boyer, Calgary

Alberta has achieved large issues. Why is it considering so small now?

How is a province that minimize its enamel constructing an enormous trade round extracting heavy oil trapped in sand now, perplexed by the prospect of turning its electrical grid to decrease emission energy sources? We hear: We will’t do that. We’ll have blackouts. We gained’t implement this in Alberta.

Who’re we now?

It appears to be like like we’re a province that claims we want a moratorium on clear vitality growth that’s pausing billions in funding. A province that will moderately choose a constitutional combat with the feds. If two-thirds of Albertans are towards the renewable moratorium, certainly the Alberta authorities should notice that the populace is placing out a name on local weather motion and wish to see strong investments in growth.

Albertans nonetheless consider we are able to do large issues. I simply want our provincial authorities had extra vinegar.

Isabelle Bonneau, Calgary

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