Monday, July 21, 2008

ICE is different in Canada.

Part One:


Created in March 2003, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The agency was created after 9/11, by combining the law enforcement arms of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the former U.S. Customs Service, to more effectively enforce our immigration and customs laws and to protect the United States against terrorist attacks.

Canada = ICE

Innovative Clean Energy Fund

British Columbia's increasing energy requirements and our ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction and clean energy targets require greater investment and innovation in the area of alternative energy by both the public and private sector.

To lead this effort, the government will establish an Innovative Clean Energy Fund of $25 million to help promising clean power technology projects succeed. The fund will be established through a small charge on energy utilities. The Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources will consult with the energy utilities on the implementation of this charge.

This post inspired by this story in the Vancouver Sun

Sewer gas goes mainstream: Energy from human waste will soon be pumped into Metro Vancouver homes

I think this is a fabulous bit of technology. The kind of innovation that could be developed and shot for trouble in Canada and SOLD AROUND THE WORLD at a profit.

This is the problem with conservatives; they want to keep doing things the way we've always done them. It keeps the stuff they learned during their schooling current.

But the exceptional thing about liberals is that they're looking for new ways of doing things, and new ways to earn money.

And Sideshow Steve fancies himself an economist. I'm sure he would've been one of those "experts" that were sure that those horseless carriages wouldn't catch on because they were unreliable.