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September 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Solar power: There are better ways to reduce use of fossil fuels

The article about solar power in Washington showed what a sweet deal it can be for those with enough money and sun [“Power clashes cloud solar’s future in Washington,” Local News, Sept. 6]. Due to rebates and subsidies the systems can pay for themselves after a number of years, and then you have…


Comments | More in Energy | Topics: fossil fuels, hydropower, solar

July 8, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Level the playing field for alternative energy

U.S. Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she values innovative approaches to energy generation and renewable energy [“Obama’s regulatory cap-and-trade does not work for Washington state,” Opinion, July 2]. I agree. For a stronger economy and more jobs, that is exactly what we need. The problem is: Oil, coal and gas fossil-fuel corporations control 82…


Comments | More in Energy | Topics: energy, fossil fuels, Louise Stonington

May 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Fossil-fuel divestment: Follow UW students’ lead and think about the future

Jerry Large’s column is an inspiration for all of us with means to divest our 401(k)s, pensions, savings, etc., from any company that is a primary producer of fossil fuels and invest more in clean and green energy [“UW students keep pressure on divestment for climate change,” Local News, May 14]. The boomer generation…


Comments | More in Climate change | Topics: climate change, divestment, fossil fuels

May 7, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Climate change: Weaning ourselves off fossil fuel is the only solution

Despite the United State’s avowed desire to reduce CO2 emissions, we are both an enabler of ourselves, and especially China. [“China’s coal solution has carbon downside across globe,” News, May 4]. Despite the rhetoric, we are already a net exporter of petroleum, and aspire to be major exporters of liquefied natural gas and coal….


Comments | More in Climate change | Topics: climate change, CO2, electric vehicles

August 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Coal exports in Washington

Beating the weather Leading up to the Seattle mayoral elections, we find yet another discrediting article on Mike McGinn. [“Mayor had coal-study findings since July,” page one, Aug. 20.] Still unexamined is how the 18 coal trains each day will keep rolling along during the routine track closures from seasonal mudslides between Seattle and Everett. Maybe the…


Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: climate change, coal, coal terminal

July 11, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Fossil fuels and global warming

China will get its coal somewhere The letters that I read in The Times bearing on the subject of coal trains advance the proposition that not exporting coal to China will have a positive effect on stemming global warming. [“Northwest Voices: Coal terminals and air pollution,” Opinion, July 10.] This is naive. If the United States…


Comments | More in Economy, Environment, Politics | Topics: biocarbon, carbon, carbon tax

July 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Climate change and energy sources

Natural gas could be a solution There can be no denying that human-caused global warming is taking place. The scientific evidence is incontrovertible. [“Methane risk,” Business, July 7.] The question remains: What is the best way to ameliorate this problem? Obviously, the warming threat should motivate countries throughout the world to adopt sustainable forms of power generation…


Comments | More in Environment, Politics | Topics: energy, environment, fossil fuels