Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, April 23

first_imgTime for America to resume rule of lawIt’s over America. The land of law and order and civility is gone. We are left with idiot Democrats who are trying to ruin our country because their chosen leader, by her own faults, was not elected president. In Mr. Robert Dufresne’s April 16 letter, he seemed to present a strong case to suggest that replacing some power sources with “green energy” was “irrational and impossible.”But I’d suggest that’s a pretty strong statement to make based on real numbers. His numbers are certainly questionable.For example, he says that “natural gas, coal, oil, and nuclear power plants generate 82.8 percent” of the energy used yearly.He doesn’t say where those numbers come from.I checked the National Grid website and learned that in the National Grid service area, those same sources represented 59.4 percent of the energy in 2017, and probably lower now.He also states that “wind accounts for only 6.3 percent … and solar 1.9 percent.” The National Grid website says those numbers are 8.6 and 4.6, respectively (2017 numbers; probably higher now).Website sciencing.com distinguishes turbines’ direct land use from total wind farm area. Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionReality reveals green energy is possible There is no end to what they are trying to do in state and federal houses.Locals also seem to neglect usual rules of law. A Gloversville car hits a man in a wheelchair and does not stop. You couldn’t feel the impact of something so severe? They find the driver, but as of a few days ago at least, he hadn’t been arrested for leaving scene of a fatal accident? There is more punishment if your parked car is an inch over a yellow line. Oh the horror. Lawmakers in New York offer $2.7 million in college aid for children of a Gold Star parent, but 27 million for Dreamers or opioid users or thugs whatever you want to call them. A misplaced decimal point for sure.Sanctuary cities are above the law and protect illegal immigrants. We are sending some to you. Foul play. They do not belong in Palo Alto, San Francisco and Albany because many do not have jobs, said an Obama aide on TV. You give them what they want, and they make an excuse for what they know is an untenable situation. Let us hope some of these stupid supporters wake up.Geraldine KrawitzSaratoga Springscenter_img Keep neon vest in car as a safety measureWhen police or people need to get out of a car in the dark, they should have a paper or plastic neon vest they can wear.If they don’t have them already in the safety boxes people buy for their cars, include a neon color vest that can we worn. It might save a life. Just a thought.Peg LapoDelansonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Mr. Dufresne seems to be confusing the two.He quotes a huge acreage required and says it assumes “wall-to-wall turbines.” Well, the aforementioned website states that in direct land use, “a 2-megawatt wind turbine would require 1.5 acres of land,” well below the 100 acres Mr. Dufresne would have you believe.And then of course he makes the dubious claim that without wind, there is no power. Has he not heard of batteries? Their development for power systems continues.There are just too many erroneous and/or disconnected statements in the letter to justifiably conclude that green energy is “irrational and impossible.”Jerry BoehmAlbanylast_img