Letters to the Editor

Urges comment on utility plans

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has just released the draft of their seventh regional power and conservation plan.

It is an assessment of the region’s long-term electricity needs and blueprint for meeting these needs. Washington State is part of this plan and the Washington Utilities and Transportation commission will use this when reviewing plans for our utility, Puget Sound Energy. By commenting on this plan, we as citizens can have input into setting a standard of high renewable and energy efficiency targets and plan for a decrease in fossil fuels.

The public now has 60 days to provide written comments and opportunities to attend and testify at public hearings. You can weigh in to make sure they include sufficient measures to reduce global-warming pollution in their plan. You can go to the council’s website to find out about the plan, submit comments and attend meetings.

Judith Akins, Bellingham