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937Re: [hreg] [Fwd: The Truth About America's Energy Needs]

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  • Haydn Maughan
    Apr 4, 2001
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      --- Marge Wood <othermother6@...> wrote:
      > sounds good. you're in charge. marge
      >
      > On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 08:38:51 -0500 "William M. Bell,
      > Jr."
      > <wmb@...> writes:
      > > I wonder how much could be saved just by switching
      > to low wattage
      > > flourescent lights?
      > >
      > > Rather than wasting all that money on subsidies,
      > why not give a tax
      > > break to
      > > those who replace air-conditioners, refrigerators
      > and install low
      > > wattage
      > > flourescent lights?
      > >
      > > William M. Bell, Jr.
      > > PO Box 926
      > > Fulshear, Texas 77441-0926
      > > wmb@...
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Dana Hacker <drhacker@...>
      > > To: <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 8:36 AM
      > > Subject: [hreg] [Fwd: The Truth About America's
      > Energy Needs]
      > >
      > >
      > > > FYI.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Sierra Club Alerts wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > FORWARD this email to friends and family!
      > > > > ***************
      > > > > SIGN and SEND the petition below to:
      > president@...
      > > > > ***************
      > > > > or GO TO THE WEB to send this petition:
      > > > >
      >
      http://whistler.sierraclub.org:8080/takeaction/energy/index.jsp
      > > > >
      > > > > A PETITION TO THE PRESIDENT AND U.S. ENERGY
      > SECRETARY
      > > > >
      > > > > 1) Tell the truth -- about California's and
      > America's energy
      > > needs.
      > > > >
      > > > > Telling Americans that we have to drill for
      > oil in pristine
      > > natural
      > > areas
      > > > > so that we can be "energy independent" is
      > tremendously
      > > irresponsible,
      > > and
      > > > > simply not true.
      > > > >
      > > > > The United States uses 25% of the world's oil
      > supply. Yet we
      > > have less
      > > than
      > > > > 5% percent of the world's oil reserves.
      > > > >
      > > > > The truth is there is no way we can meet our
      > demand by drilling
      > > for oil
      > > in
      > > > > the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, or anywhere else
      > domestically.
      > > Drilling the
      > > > > Arctic is a distraction, not a solution.
      > > > >
      > > > > 2) Tell the truth -- about new power plants.
      > > > >
      > > > > When new power plants were proposed in
      > California as early as
      > > 1995 the
      > > > > Sierra Club supported them. The proposed
      > plants would have been
      > > ten
      > > times
      > > > > less polluting, and twice as fuel efficient as
      > older, outmoded
      > > natural
      > > > > gas-fired plants.
      > > > >
      > > > > The plants were opposed and successfully
      > blocked by Southern
      > > > > California Edison and San Diego Gas and
      > Electric, which claimed
      > > they
      > > > > wouldn't need new power plants until 2005 (and
      > didn't want to
      > > spend the
      > > > > money to build them.)
      > > > >
      > > > > The Metcalf Energy Center, a proposed new
      > power plant in the San
      > > Jose,
      > > > > California area, has been opposed by Internet
      > giant, Cisco
      > > Systems, and
      > > > > supported by the Sierra Club.
      > > > >
      > > > > 3) Tell the truth -- about energy efficiency
      > and conservation.
      > > > >
      > > > > It is far faster, cheaper, and more cost
      > effective to solve our
      > > energy
      > > > > needs by working to increase our energy
      > efficiency as quickly as
      > > possible.
      > > > > We gain far greater energy independence,
      > faster, cheaper and
      > > more cost
      > > > > effectively.
      > > > >
      > > > > California could save enough electricity for
      > one million homes
      > > -- 1000
      > > > > megawatts of electricity -- just by replacing
      > outmoded air
      > > conditioners
      > > > > with modern efficient ones.
      > > > >
      > > > > Replacing old refrigerators would save another
      > 1000 megawatts,
      > > and make
      > > > > power available for another million homes.
      > > > >
      > > > > Truth is that if auto companies were required
      > to install the
      > > best
      > > > > technology and increase the fuel economy of
      > new cars and light
      > > trucks to
      > > 40
      > > > > miles per gallon, Americans would save three
      > million barrels of
      > > oil
      > > every
      > > > > day -- more than the Arctic, Persian Gulf
      > imports, and off-shore
      > > California
      > > > > combined.
      > > > >
      > > > > If tire companies were required to sell
      > replacement tires as
      > > fuel
      > > efficient
      > > > > as the tires installed on new cars America
      > would save 5.4
      > > billion
      > > barrels
      > > > > of oil -- more than geologists expect to find
      > in the Arctic.
      > > > >
      > > > > 4) Tell the truth -- about drilling in the
      > Arctic National
      > > Wildlife
      > > Refuge.
      > > > >
      > > > > Oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
      > wouldn't even "come
      > > on
      > > line"
      > > > > for nearly a decade, then would only meet
      > America's current
      > > demand for
      > > > > about six months.
      > > > >
      > > > > Drilling the Arctic Wildlife Refuge won't
      > solve our energy needs
      > > in
      > > either
      > > > > the short-term or long-term. But the damage
      > that drilling would
      > > inflict
      > > to
      > > > > this fragile and extreme environment -- 50
      > million cubic yards
      > > of gravel
      > > > > scoured from nearby ponds and rivers, hundreds
      > of miles of
      > > pipelines and
      > > > > roads, massive production facilities -- this
      > damage assuredly
      > > will be
      > > > > long-term.
      > > > >
      > > > > 5) Tell the truth -- about the utilities and
      > generators.
      > > > >
      > > > > Weakening clean air standards, and letting old
      > power plants
      > > continue to
      > > > > pollute more, won't add to our energy supply.
      > Efficiency
      === message truncated ===


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