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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
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There Are Solutions to Finding Alternative Energy

Dear Source:
To the board members of WAPA, do not give up on searching for other sources of alternative energy. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds, reliable energy and a cleaner environment. Not only must you look into Gasification (waste to energy), Solar and Ocean Thermal Conversion but keep your minds open to other ideas. WAPA has the lines; create your profits there. Follow the advice of the Georgetown Consultant Groups report on how WAPA can become more efficient for a start. Let the Public Service Commission decide on the most appropriate energy provider for the ratepayers, with tons on input by the public into the selection process. The public and law makers must go to http://www.house.gov/christian-christensen/ and click on "Final Report WAPA Feasibility Study" concerning what criteria must be used in the future selection of an energy provider and the alternatives. This was a great report conducted by the WAPA Buy Out Committee and paid for by the Department of Interior. It is a must read.
Consumers can do our part by reducing our dependency on oil and therefore reducing green house gases into our environment. Demand public transportation by the Department of Public Works, use solar water heaters and convert your appliances to energy star products and visit the VI energy office. There are so many solutions; it just takes commitment to solving our problems. These are just a few things that we can do now to demand a better future for tomorrow.

Jason Budsan
St. Thomas

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