Nevada City Moves Forward to Sustain CO2 Stupidity

Russ Steele

I suspended my after dinner nap to turn on NCTV and observe the Nevada City Council Meeting and their actions on Consent Item C.

  1. Consideration of Approval for a Participation Agreement with Sierra Business Council for Phase III of the Green Communities Program to Develop the Energy Efficiency Chapter of a Climate Action Plan (CAP)

I have written about this issue HERE.

The item was pulled from the consent agenda for discussion by Terri Andersen, who pointed out that Phase III would require significant staff commitment, but Nevada City’s actual CO2 impact would be quite small. This was followed by a lot of was was from the City Manager David Brennan, quoting chapter and verse from an unidentified document. Hey, we were dumb enough to do Phase I and II why not do Phase III?  was my take on his comments.

Then we heard from Steven Frisch, SBC President, who has an economic interest in developing the energy efficiency plan, paid for by PG&E.  According to Steve, it provides the tools for finding the source of emissions currently measured at 37,500 metric tones. [No mention over what period that measurement was taken, but is sounds really scary.]  But, rather than focus on the CO2 issue, he focused on the auxiliary benefits of energy efficiency and the coming state mandates for energy efficiency. Oh?

Then the public spoke.

  • Robert Trent – PG&E is paying for it why not?  [Note PG&E rate payers are paying for it.]
  • Reinette Senum – Supported item C as part of the Cities long history of environmental stupidity. [I paraphrased Nevada City’s #1 environmentalist]
  • Niko Hunter –  Supported item C [Forest Service environmentalist wacko, who thinks we should exchange our cars for bikes. ]

Not one citizens stepped forward to challenge the need for CO2 inventories, or the amount of staff time that would be involved, or the need for a Climate Action Plan. No citizen was concerned that in a city that was financially on it’s ass was spending resources on a non existing problem. Nor, was anyone concerned that this Green Communities was an Agenda 21 Sustainability program being promoted by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.  The Nevada City Council is clueless,  or is in on the Agenda 21 scam.  As for the citizens of the Nevada City, they have proven how clueless they are by not showing up and challenging this Agenda 21 Sustainability stupidity!  Nevada City Citizens, you deserve the leadership you have and the consequences of your inattention!  Standby for Phase IV and Phase V.

In Phase  IV SBC will help Nevada City define the measurable out comes and selected the programs to achieve those out comes. [ Which economic development activities have to be curtailed to lower CO2 emissions.] Phase V, learning to adapt to a much smaller economy, which generates less CO2. [ Reality sets in and the citizens of Nevada City are now on their way to becoming a third world village.]


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to Nevada City Moves Forward to Sustain CO2 Stupidity

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Well, that’s instructive. I had formed the impression that Mr. Frisch had a financial interest in the Green Path to Self Destruction. I thank you, Mr. Steele, for confirming my suspiscions.

  2. Test Comment. I have received reports that the comments are not working on this post. If you have problems send me a e-mail rwsteele (at)

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