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See the big picture

The letter-writer complaining about NID’s investment in solar electricity appears unable to see the big picture. Almost half of California’s electricity is generated from natural gas. This is going to get much more expensive as “peak production” of oil and natural gas is reached in the next 1-2 years. From that point on, demand will exceed supply.

Forward-thinking companies like NID are taking action now by installing photovoltaic systems, thus insulating their businesses from these certain price increases. The time to act is now. NID apparently realizes this and decided to implement this project, utilizing one of the rebate programs available through PG&E. Without such incentives, the conversion to on-site-generated solar power is not cost effective.

These energy bill set-asides are the only reasonable way to achieve the transition from rapidly depleting fossil fuels to a sustainable energy policy. Rather than be concerned about a small portion of our PG&E bill funding this program, we could all be more aware of future energy costs, and of what we can do now for a sustainable future. Let’s see the big picture, and do it for our kids.



Dave Clark

Grass Valley


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