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April 19, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Energy producers to be compensated for oversupply

Don’t suppress renewable energy

The Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) “solution” to this problem is to compensate the hydro and wind producers to stop generating [“BPA plan would share wind-power shutdown costs,” NWThursday, April 18]. This cost would then be passed on to consumers.

How does this even come close to making sense? With Earth Day looming and clear evidence of global climate change, it is ridiculous to suppress energy created by renewable resources in favor of fossil fuels.

What happened to a free market where price reflects supply-and-demand? This is price fixing in a ecologically disastrous way.

Shame on the Bonneville Power Administration.

Michael Oswald, Olympia

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