Let’s work together on energy sources | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Let’s work together on energy sources | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

I would like to share a consideration in the PSE versus Island Power debate that I haven’t heard discussed publicly: Responsibility for our past. Regardless of which side you support, we’ve come to this point with a significant community investment in the electricity production infrastructure of PSE. We have a responsibility to see that infrastructure replaced with sustainable and environmentally responsible sources, but also to retire existing infrastructure appropriately.

Starting our own utility will not make those coal and natural burning sites disappear and will weaken the ability of PSE to retire and replace those sites responsibly.

We should think bigger than our beautiful island and work with PSE to transition them to better sources of energy. In the meantime, we can work on energy efficiency, building efficiency, individual and community solar projects, and creative projects à la the Harbor House/Impact Energy/PSE digester now in testing.

PAUL CAMPBELL

Bainbridge Island

More in Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Pingo nope To the editor: So far, the Pingo app for BI… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Like Peltier To the editor: I am writing to help Bainbridge Islanders… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Support I-1362 To the editor: Washington needs a better healthcare system. The… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Back Peltier To the editor: When deciding who deserves your vote for… Continue reading

Defendants sentenced during explosive Bainbridge trial

A low murmur spread through the already energized crowd in a hastily… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

No secret meetings To the editor: Island Center’s planning process is already… Continue reading

Letter to the editor

Ax Ethics Board To the editor: The city of Bainbridge Island should… Continue reading

Letter to the editor

Grad Night It is inspiring, humbling and heart-warming when you experience the… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Town Hall wrong To the editor: It’s disappointing that the “Town Hall”… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Wrong priorities To the editor: Saturday a Zoom Town Hall took place,… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Story off track To the editor: I’m discouraged by what I read… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Salary problems To the editor: I was appalled to read the report… Continue reading