Renewables plus fossil fuels …
Re: “Honesty the most effective vitality coverage,” by Glenn Hegar, Nov. 13 Opinion.
This commentary was spot on. Hegar defined that renewable vitality alone can’t meet Texas’ energy wants with out oil and fuel. It’s wonderful to me that the Biden administration thinks that you just simply cease producing oil and fuel someday and begin utilizing renewables the subsequent, like flipping a change.
Is there no widespread sense in Washington that realizes that it’s going to take years to provide and market renewable vitality? Hegar acknowledged that Texas has invested almost $7 billion for renewable vitality in West Texas and linked it to the Texas energy grid. We’d like extra articles in regards to the progress that the state of Texas is making to convey renewable vitality into our lives.
I hope that readers of this essay can have a greater understating of renewable vitality and the way it might help with our vitality wants however can not exchange the fossil gas trade.
Steve Dawson, Garland
… Then phasing out oil and fuel
I want Hegar had lived as much as the headline of his commentary. As a substitute, he introduced the widespread fossil gas vs. renewables straw man — that we can not function the electrical grid with out oil and fuel.
We can not do this at present. These of us who’re resisting new fossil gas vegetation are considering of our close to future. Renewable electrical energy era in Texas greater than tripled between 2012 and 2021, to 27% of electrical energy bought within the state. By the tip of 2023, Texas’ wind capability is anticipated to extend by greater than 50% over what it was in 2020.
Photo voltaic capability and battery storage capability are rising as properly. Even when such traits stage off after tax incentives for renewables disappear in 2023, persevering with market demand for these low-cost electrical energy sources can simply make fossil gas era of electrical energy out of date inside 10 to twenty years. We will benefit from the fringe advantages of diminished ground-level air pollution and improved bronchial asthma charges along with diminished harm to our higher environment.
We will use oil and fuel, however let’s cease idolizing them; we want them much less and fewer.
Christine A. Guldi, Far North Dallas
Booze vs. weed
Re: “Eighties-era struggle on medicine continues to be taking POWs,” by Corey Jacobs, Nov. 13 Opinion.
In Texas, booze is OK, however weed shouldn’t be. A Nationwide Institutes of Well being examine concluded that “alcohol facilitates emotions of aggression whereas hashish diminishes aggressive emotions.” You may go into any bar and drink your self into oblivion, or go right into a liquor retailer and purchase gallons of alcohol with no authorized penalties. When you then eat 10 ounces of alcohol, you would possibly find yourself beating a partner, creating highway rage or killing any person on the freeway.
When you eat one joint, you’ll most likely be napping on the sofa. In case you are present in possession of 1 hemp plant, which could have grown in your personal yard, you might be more likely to find yourself with an extended jail sentence for a victimless offense.
In case you are transporting a ton of pot on the market, that’s completely different; you might be committing against the law and needs to be punished accordingly. The legal guidelines are fully irrational and needs to be modified.
Steve McCluer, Far North Dallas
Who watches the place the cash goes?
Now there’s one other push to ship Ukraine one other $30 billion to $40 billion to additional fund the trouble towards Russia. Do folks understand there aren’t any controls on the usage of this cash? We had an inspector basic in Afghanistan. No comparable watchdog exists for Ukraine expenditures.
It’s going to take one other increase within the federal debt restrict for this to occur. Shouldn’t the Biden administration not less than wish to regulate the place the cash goes? As an apart, I bear in mind when Democrats excoriated the existence of the military-industrial complicated. Looks as if they bought over it.
Kenneth Okay. Ebmeier, Spherical Rock
Much less discuss, extra motion
Readers are steadily urged to supply their opinions, options and suggestions on numerous native points. Generally responses find yourself in The Dallas Morning Information. As I pore diligently over these opinions, I discover a widespread denominator: The contributors normally anticipate another person to do the work, and so they don’t wish to improve taxes to pay for the trouble.
Higher to take motion in particular person if you’d like one thing completed. Say you bemoan the trash state of affairs alongside a thoroughfare — are you now keen to exit on that roadway and accumulate the particles your self? Would you settle for a tax improve designated for this undertaking so personnel could be employed and assigned to carry out the duty?
Actions communicate louder than phrases. I’ve been a public servant all my life. If I see one thing that wants motion, I’ll normally handle it as a result of it’s the proper factor to do. Step up in your group. When you see one thing which you could resolve, why not accomplish that?
Gary D. Sawyer, Garland
Somebody has to pay
Re: “School unveils ‘zero tuition’ — TWU desires to assist college students graduate with minimal debt,” Tuesday Metro & Enterprise story.
Assuming that faculties have a finances they should fund to be able to keep afloat, and a few proportion of that comes from tuition, what does providing zero tuition to qualifying college students do to the schooling of the scholars who don’t qualify?
Tom Nabors, Dallas/Bluff View
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