Letters 02 – 23 – 2012

Do Solar Panels Dream?

When solar panels go to sleep each night do they dream? Perhaps they just stop supplying electricity for your lights, TV, washing machine, refrigerator, furnace and so on?

Green energy from Wind and Solar is great, but they can never supply our base load needs. Wikipedia defines “Baseload plant, as the production facilities used to meet some or all of a given region’s continuous energy demand, and produce energy at a constant rate, usually at a low cost relative to other production facilities available to the system”.

Now, these plants can be gas, oil, coal, hydro, nuclear, or other. In our case it’s nuclear and has been for 40 years. Thanks to the near zero air emissions from our nuclear plant, Vermont has been one of the greenest states in the nation. Now our government wants to put an end to all of that, and start dumping millions of tons of green house gases into the ecosystem, and where are the outcries? If any large company said it wanted to build a power plant that dumped millions of tons of greenhouse gases into our environment over the next twenty years, the people of Vermont would flatly reject the idea. And yet, that is exactly what our State’s energy plan calls for, the use of dirty power to replace clean power, why is that? Why is it being so un-Vermont like?

– Al Blakley



Burlington School Board should consider carefully before eliminating Judeo-Christian values

Those who would eliminate the predominance of the Judeo-Christian culture might want to consider the consequences and might want to consider the impact of continual denigration of the bourgeois virtues that derive from them. They might well be surprised at how dysfunctional societies are that a lacking in those virtues.

– James Gatti (via the website)



Notes & Events

Thursday, March 8, The St. Michael’s College Conservatives are joining with the Vermont John Birch Society to present “Agenda 21 – A Radical Environmentalist Threat to Your Rights.” The featured speaker is Mr. Henry Lampman. 7 – 9 pm, St. Michael’s College, McCarthy Recital Hall.

Saturday, March 17, Rally in Support of Vermont Yankee at the plant gate from 5:00-6:30 pm. This is St Patrick’s Day, so we will work this into our plans. We will have some signs, but please feel free to think about making your own signs, For example: “Celebrating GREEN power on St. Patrick’s Day!” For more information, please contact Howard Shaffer, 603-304-9157 or hshaffer3@myfairpoint.net.


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