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May 7, 2008

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To the editor:

The more determinedly our elected legislators try to pass the same old coal plant bill, the more they convince me that they highly value the cash contributions that Sunflower has made for their re-election. I hope other Kansans are also convinced that our elected representatives value corporations and campaign contributions much, much more highly than they value Kansas voters and nonvoters.

Could they present us more convincing proof to vote them out? Republican legislators keep blathering about the future as they walk backwards. They ain't walking the talk!

Why have none of our elected officials proposed solar and wind tax credits for Kansas taxpayers? Germany has developed roll-on solar panels and is giving tax credits to Germans who install them and/or windmills. Reduction of pollution has been significant.

Many Kansas homes could become self-providers of electricity with zero emissions and even sell back to the electric companies. Gosh, that's probably it! The CEOs could not load their wallets, and legislators could not load their campaign chests. The money that they are reaping from us could go to installers of solar panels, windmills, etc. In case they do not realize, the money spent on alternate energy systems is also called "economics."

A plant that builds solar panels is more worthy of support than a coal plant.

Sarah Karl,
McLouth

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 2 months ago

Ms. Karl,There were many members of the House and Senate from both political parties who voted in favor of the jobs and opportunity associated with the Holcomb plant. Also, if "a plant that builds solar panels" can make money in today's market, then companies will eventually get more involved in the solar panels business. Until then, don't force your environmentalist fervor upon the rest of us.

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gr 6 years, 2 months ago

"Why have none of our elected officials proposed solar and wind tax credits for Kansas taxpayers? "I believe they have."Many Kansas homes could become self-providers of electricity with zero emissions and even sell back to the electric companies. ""Could"? If they were subsidized or why? Any incidence of anyone generating enough power to sell back to the power company? What's stopping them? No subsidy? If then even possible, the taxpayers would be paying them to sell power back.Busybody Sarah - what a bunch of hot air warming the earth.

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