Seems to me, based on the following, that it would have done better to have done without.
We Can Have healthy environment, low power billsThat's called deep thinking in the world of journalism.
By Kathy Selvage
On his recent visit to Abingdon, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli essentially tried to convince us that we can’t afford cap and trade, a method to help us clean up our environment.
Why is it that we can’t have both more livable communities with healthy environments and low electric rates? If we cannot, it’s because we tie our future to coal, a swiftly declining, economically unfeasible fuel source for electricity.
The cost of electricity from coal escalates severely when you consider the cost for increased hospitalizations, lost work days, premature deaths, and neurological impairments related to the effects of mercury. All of these are linked to coal-fired plant pollution and all of us pay these costs, in one way or another.
AEP needs a new alliance and new fuel sources. This is what I would like to say to AEP as they were specifically mentioned by our Attorney General: Drop your deeply engrained alliance with the coal industry and develop a new one with your paying customers. Do what the public wants. Embrace low rates for the customer and help to preserve a wonderful environment for our future generations. Reduce the price of the fuel you use by adopting energy-efficiency programs and develop new, clean sources of electricity production and pass on some of those savings to your customers. [link]
AEP, you need to wave your magic wand and come up with a new source of energy. And it needs to be cheap. And clean. And efficient. And environment-friendly. And smell good. And play music.
Which source of energy, you ask?
Hey, I'm a journalist. I don't provide the answers. I spout inanities. You need to wave your magic wand and ...