Weatherford Democrat

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August 9, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Writer takes issue with other writer’s comments

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Mr. Feuilly’s argument concerning global climate change demonstrates an absolute and complete misunderstanding of the subject. If Mr. Feuilly would read just a little weather science, instead of Fox News and oil/gas/coal company funded publications, which are universally rejected by every major scientific organization in the world, he might make a relevant contribution to the greatest danger to humans since the last great ice age.

His fixation with the failure of Solydra, which represented less than 3 percent of the alternative energy subsidy, completely ignores that Solydra failed because China flooded the world market with solar panels at less than production costs. If it were not for government support for alternative energy in the West, there would now be only one producer of solar panels – China.

Every industrial nation recognizes the tremendous potential market for these panels, especially in the third world. Which have no national power distribution grids and have no possible means to build one.

In my opinion, small-scale electrical production units are the future. Thirty percent of all electricity produced is lost in wire transmission to the users. Small city, or even home production units would hugely expand service, reduce cost and environmental impact. This industry should be judged by science, not politics, it is too important to future generations.

I believe Mr. Feuilly is a concerned citizen, searching for absolutes in a very uncertain world. If he would recognize the contributions of men and women who have spend a lifetime studying the economic, political and science of modern life, I believe he would form some very different conclusions.

Respectfully,

Dennis Tilly, Weatherford

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