Your Views for January 22


Burning bridges

With all the political cartoons of New Jersey Gov. Christie, I am at a loss as to why the Hawaii Tribune-Herald has not printed any letters about the governor and his alleged involvement on the blockage of the George Washington Bridge and the alleged misuse of the power of his office against political figures that are not for him in his pursuit for the possible representing the Republican Party for the presidency in 2016. I have to believe some one must have voiced an opinion. I know I have.

I believe of all the possible viable Republicans that were presented to us in the past, Gov. Christie had a shot. I even contemplated him as a choice, and I have not seen any one I would vote for. …

As a New York person, I have driven the George Washington Bridge (eight lanes on upper tier and six lanes on lower ) many times, and since it is the busiest bridge in the world, I can imagine what the people of New York and New Jersey must have gone through just because some people have the power to cause mayhem.

Come on, Republicans, give me some one credible to look at.

Carmine Spada

Pahoa

Truth about solar

Access to solar generation should be a right for all residents of our state.

Hawaii can and should be leading the nation in clean energy adoption, and rooftop solar is one of the best ways to get us there.

I’m concerned that the recent discussions about grid upgrades miss the point: improvements that allow more solar on the grid are an investment that will save money for all rate payers over time. If we fail to make these investments now, we will continue to be shouldered with exorbitant rates with no relief in sight. The investments we make in a modern, clean energy grid now will help to relieve these crippling rates. The suggestion that solar upgrades will be a burden on Hawaii ratepayers is ludicrous. Solar is our only way out.

Hawaiian Electric poured millions of dollars into ad campaigns touting its support of clean energy, but its obvious their actions speak louder than words. Scientific American called out HECO for “halting” the Hawaii solar boom as American utilities fight back against the explosive popularity of solar. Also, Daily Finance described HECO as “leading the charge against solar.” … As we build local, national and global momentum towards a clean energy future, are these the headlines we want to see representing Hawaii?

Hollis Taylor

Kurtistown

 

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