Letters to the Editor For Thursday, August 23, 2012
Put efforts behind cheaper energy
Energy costs: It took long enough
“We’re not interested in more renewable energy. We’re interested in cheaper renewable energy. Unless it has lower rates, we will not support it,” Mayor Billy Kenoi, August 2012
We are glad to see an elected official finally doing the math. It took long enough.
Expensive energy is not sustainable.
Our energy policy should be CHEAP ENERGY.
That is sustainable.
On the Big Island, geothermal is the cheapest source available and it is both renewable and local. We need to go there, and nowhere else, as soon as possible for the entire island.
Everything else is more expensive and makes folks suffer as a result.
It is time to end the crony PUC-protected energy industry and its patrons who benefit at any cost, while everyone else has to pay for their inefficiencies.
“I can tell you that life without energy is brutal and short,” Dr. John Christy, Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, testifying to Congress March 2011.
Vice President of the Conservative Forum for Hawaii