State could use more wind power

Published 8:37 am Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The issue I would like to address concerns the future of energy produced by the state of Minnesota and the opportunity it provides for budget-saving measures. As a resident of Minnesota, I see we need to drastically cut the current budget. A way we can do this is to incorporate the well-known procedure of wind power. Minnesota is currently responsible for electrical funding for 10 prisons, the state capital and state trooper facilities. Each proposed wind mill would last 20 years. This method will pay for itself in 10 years and the remaining 10 years would be cash-free.

On Feb. 18, 2011, Amy Klobuchar and the leader of the Minnesota Republican party stated “We sometimes have to spend money to save money.” What better way to save money than investing in wind power? It will give us clean energy, electricity for the capital, 10 prisons and state trooper facilities. If the Legislature could positively address this idea, Minnesota residents would profit. Rather than investing in environmentally harmful energy sources such as nuclear, why not invest in clean energy initiatives? It would help show the residents of Minnesota ours legislators are prepared to be leaders in the clean energy solutions of the future. Supporters please call your legislators today.

Dale Davies

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