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Letter: Wind energy project for LI?

A wind turbine stands, generating power next to

A wind turbine stands, generating power next to Hull, Mass., High School in the shadow of Boston. (Feb. 24, 2006) Credit: AP

The article "Green power push" is encouraging [News, Aug. 22]. That the Long Island Power Authority will be ushering in electrical power, free of deadly carbon emissions and the dangers of nuclear waste, is great news.

The world needs renewable energy power sources to slow down increasingly dangerous climate change. Long Island has an abundant natural energy source: wind power. So do mountain states, the Plains states and both coasts. LIPA and PSEG Long Island could set a powerful example for the rest of the country.

Newsday reported that a sister company of PSEG and Deepwater Wind of Rhode Island is building a 350-megawatt wind farm, Garden State Offshore Energy, off the New Jersey coast. Wonderful news.

Now, let's see LIPA and PSEG work together in a separate program to bring Long Islanders up to 200 megawatts of renewable energy from ocean winds.

Eloise Linger, Huntington Station