Once again, we're faced with the reality of our dependence on fossil fuels
-- a problem that will continue under Romney's "Burn, Baby, Burn"
energy plan.With every hurricane, political upheaval, fire of a
refining plant, oil spill, gas explosion, Japanese nuclear disaster, royal hick
up in the Mideast -- gasoline prices take a spike upward. The yo-yo prices of
gasoline create constant risk in America's economic system.The
price of wind at Milford and Spanish Fork? The price of geothermal from Rocky
Mountain Power's units? The price of solar on IKEA's rooftop? All
stable... boring... yawn...Regardless of your belief in climate
change or if pollution is caused by "man" or "mother nature" --
two ongoing debates here in Utah -- there's no debate about the price
stability of renewable energy, and increasing amounts of it in a diversified
portfolio of energy for Utahns means more stabilized costs for everyone. I see that two of my neighbors have purchased Chevy Volts -- they are
now able to benefit from more stable electricity prices for their transportation
and will be shielded from escalating gasoline prices in the coming months (and
years). I congratulate them.