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News from Representative Gruenhagen 12-09-2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dear Friends,

If you listen to our friends on the left, they may have lead you to believe that wind and solar energy are viable energy sources to provide the base-load power needed to power homes and businesses throughout the world. I wanted to share with you a video that explains why that's just not realistic at this point in time with current wind and solar technologies. Wind and solar simply can't produce enough energy to power our state efficiently, and a dramatic shift toward wind and solar with current technology would mean a more expensive and less reliable energy grid.

Last session, Republicans pushed for policies that would make energy cleaner and more importantly cheaper. Thanks to advancements in technology, energy sources like natural gas provide a less expensive way to fuel vehicles and keep the lights on in our homes. We continue to make advancements in hydro and biofuels. Why would we jump to wind and solar, resulting in skyrocketing energy bills for families who can least afford it, rather than choosing nuclear, natural gas, hydro, and clean coal? These energy sources would continue our efforts to reduce pollution while still protecting the wallets of families.

I hope you'll watch the video and let me know your thoughts.

Here is the link:

Have a great weekend,