YOUR LETTERS: Let's follow Munich’s renewable energy lead

WHAT are the options when it comes to providing alternative energy sources?

Unlike stand alone coal as the cheapest form of energy, renewables are a mixed bunch of types, not all economical.

We can take a leaf out of Munich's book and use a bunch of energy sources that would give us 100% renewable energy by 2025.

They use solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, gas and biomass power.

Munich is likely to be the first megacity to reach 100% renewables by 2025. So why are we not following Munich's example?

They are living proof that it can be done. We tend to put our emphasis on just one of these in the hope it is all we need when in fact it will take a mix of all of them.

Europe has by contrast a 20% renewables by 2020.

Cost is another issue as the alternative to coal will be more expensive.

However, when looking at playing our part in reducing world pollution our policies should also address other areas like transportation, industry, private homes, trade and services and aim to be as pollution free as possible.

KEITH WHITESIDE

Sippy Downs

 


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