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Re: “UPDATE: The cowardly lions — overly conservative Council delays EIRP's final hurdle, again

To ignore Staff's recommendation is imprudent. CSU staff have shown themselves to be careful and in the past, desired to continue investments in Drake, so their recommendation to shut down Drake 5 is compelling now. There are several sources supporting their analysis now, including the Drake study which cautioned against investments in the rickety inefficient old plant. Some of us who have studied the issue for years around the West agree on this one--shut Drake 5 and look at a near-term plan to decommission 6 and 7. We simply don't need them if you analyze all system alternatives. Without even more expensive upgrades the Drake units pollute our air and we can spend the money more wisely elsewhere. Lisa Tormoen Hickey

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Posted by LTH on 12/23/2015 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Climate change: Deal with it

Many thanks John. Either John Suthers, Mayoral front runner, or Mary Lou Makepeace, would help put utilities governance on the ballot. A change in governance would help us be more responsive to the real risks and costs of maintaining public denial. Fortunately long term savings can result from recognizing and acting to reduce our emissions. We have not yet internalized either the costs of our pollution or potential savings available in the market from clean energy in ourr current portfolio based on highly-subsidized coal and gas.

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Posted by LTH on 03/25/2015 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Rein check

Very bad idea. Horses will damage the trails more than can be managed by available staff. I have had a horse for 20 years, in a variety of places with trails, and have observed the impacts. They just dont belong in City parks.

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Posted by LTH on 03/25/2015 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

Sorry about the typo - I meant polar vortex instead of solar vortex. AWEA''s report is at:…

Posted by LTH on 01/10/2015 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Not so fast there, sunny

We are losing out on opportunities to own more diverse resources at low cost. Meanwhile AWEA reports that wind energy saved ratepayers $1Billion during the solar vortex last year because it is fuel-free and tends to drive down prices. A mix of wind and solar facilities can help save us money when fuel costs rise during periods of high demand.

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Posted by LTH on 01/10/2015 at 6:57 AM

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