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Davenport’s letter is optimistic

Posted: August 22, 2010 7:03 p.m.
Updated: August 23, 2010 4:55 a.m.

In response to “Embrace change” (July 25): I must “embrace” Robert P. Davenport II’s letter to the editor about solar power as a very optimistic look at clean energy for the future. The future is now, and the United States needs this clean, renewable energy to move forward to save the planet.

The beautiful sun is sitting up there in the solar system handing us a gift for the taking.

I read the comments that were posted online about Davenport’s letter, and there was only one that was optimistic. How discouraging not to have people embrace change.

How exciting to know that the Solar Impulse plane was solar-powered to fly, regardless of the pessimistic and inane comments.

There are too many inane comments to list, but here are two that are so inconsequential: 1. “Yes, the plane flew. How fast did it fly? How much load did it carry?” 2. The wingspan is greater than that of a 747 jumbo jet, and that the passenger compartment is too small and there isn’t room for movement.

What kind of movement did the pessimist mean?

No lavatory for a movement or stretching your legs for movement?

That must have really pissed the pessimist off. What difference does it make? The Solar Impulse plane, at this stage of the game, is only experimental.

Fossil fuel must be replaced so we can break the ties that bind us. What a good feeling it would be if our dependency on oil was severed, and Mr. or Mrs. Sun would rule the energy.

What a bright and sun-shiny day that would be.


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