The Loma Prietan - November/December 2011

Letters to the Editor

Editor,

In advocating the construction of the solar development in the Panoche Valley, a letter writer asked, “If not here, where should solar energy be sited?”

Look around and see endless acres of parking lots and rooftops which are suitable for solar energy generation. Decentralized energy sources are less subject to wide-scale power outages and may not require long transmission lines.

The US already has the highest energy consumption of any society - do we really “urgently” need more to continue our profligate lifestyles?

Bill Collins

Pacifica

Loma Prieta Chapter member