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FILE. Letter writer says, 'I was appalled to see Gavin Donohue in his commentary

FILE. Letter author says, ‘I used to be appalled to see Gavin Donohue in his commentary “There’s a job for pure gasoline within the renewable-energy future,” March 2, advocate for burning gasoline to create electrical energy after which utilizing that electrical energy to mine crypto-currency.’ (AP Picture/Cliff Owen, File)

Cliff Owen

I used to be appalled to see Gavin Donohue in his commentary “There’s a job for pure gasoline within the renewable-energy future,” March 2, advocate for burning gasoline to create electrical energy after which utilizing that electrical energy to mine crypto-currency. If we parse his phrases rigorously, he’s saying that an in any other case non-competitive vitality plant can use this technique to remain in enterprise, and we must always all be completely happy as a result of that plant will present backup vitality once we want it.

This gas-powered plant would proceed to run even when not wanted as a backup, including carbon dioxide to the environment and worsening local weather change, simply to generate income for somebody whereas creating social profit for no-one.

Taking a look at his title (president and CEO of the Impartial Energy Producers of New York), I agree that gasoline has a job however solely as a bridge to 100% renewables. Till we’ve a extra sturdy vitality storage infrastructure, we will maintain gasoline crops out there as backups to renewables, just by paying them a better charge when their energy is required.

And, sure, crypto-currency has a job too, nevertheless it received’t be BitCoin. It is going to be another crypto-currency that may be created with out monumental waste of electrical energy. I proceed to be shocked on the lack of public consciousness of how wasteful that is. We needs to be constructing a consensus to outlaw wasteful crypto-currency mining.

Lastly, Donohue’s tagline says, “He’s additionally a member of the New York State Local weather Motion Council.” Is he there to encourage local weather motion or to carry it again?

Value Gretter
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