By Jim Lutz -- December 5, 2016
It is time we make some hard decisions about who we are here in Maine. While it is important that we find alternative ways to make power, maybe we should consider going back to the hydro power we used here for generations of Mainers. Some of the dams we still have could be upgraded to boost the output to the same amount the wind farms generate. They provide steady reliable power, unlike wind. We could really cut back the use of fossil fuels, because hydro doesn’t fluctuate. Is there anyone else out there that wants to keep the beauty of The Great North Woods?
Jim Lutz, a retired graduate of Johns Hopkins University, lived in about 15 different places before retiring to Maine from Massachusetts in 2000.
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I would only add Conservation. There is much we can do to diminish our use of energy while at the same time considering hydro. I would also advocate the use of the precautionary principle and the principle of do no harm as any hydro project is contemplated.
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