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As far as the current mix of hydro, coal, wind, natural gas and other methods we use to generate electricity, it took us over 100 years to get to where we are today. It will take more time than most folks realize to make significant changes OR it will cost more money than most folks realize!
The various proposals for changes in electricity generation, like 25 percent renewables by 2025 (pick whatever catchy numerical couplet you like) should come with a price tag attached. We can employ the same committee to generate the cost estimates as is used for State of Oregon ballot measures.
Without an up-front agreement on price, these fast-track proposals ring hollow, and pose a potential economic hardship on our region - especially on our low-income citizens.
posted 4 years ago
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