Right now, the Long Island Power Authority is deciding how it will meet Long Island's future energy needs: invest in clean, renewable energy sources, like offshore windmills, or build more traditional power plants that depend on dirty, expensive, nonrenewable fossil fuels ["Optimism on green energy," Letters, Sept. 11].

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As a concerned resident of Long Island, I urge my neighbors to make their voices heard and advocate for LIPA to invest in clean energy sources. Ultimately, renewable energy would reduce pollution, long-term costs and our country's dependence on volatile fuel supplies from overseas.

Kris Proeschel, Lindenhurst