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Thursday, March 26, 2015 Free Press Page 5 continued from page 4 and funniest ,productions that StageWest has done. Just a reminder that StageWest is holding open auditions for our next play "Bedside Manners," by Derek Benfield and directed by Chris BOoth. Auditions will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church's Lower Fireside Room, 639 Elm St. on Friday March 27, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday March 28 at 10 a.m. Cast of three men and two women are needed. Rehearsals start in April and tlie play runs the last two week- ends of May and the first weekend of June. For more information con- tact Chris at (509) 951-1355. Nancy Kuonen Publicity and Advertising Director StageWest Community Theatre, Inc. i i iJi! i iiiii iiji continued from page 4 has trouble competing with fossil fuel. For example in opponents still block lower sunny Hawaii where electric- emission LGN (Liquid Natu- ity is very expensive, solar ral Gas) plants like the one is growing and LNG is be- planned in Coos Bay, Or- ing substituted for oil-fired egon. electricity. Other problems with re- The third issue for fossil newable energy are space fuel is carbon emissions. In and cost. Mississippi and China, coal To run the U.S. econo- gasification plants are being my on wind would require a developed which dramatically wind farm the size of Texas, reduce greenhouse gases while California and NewMexiCo generating plentiful power on combined. And because wind just a few acres. But rather than and solar are intermittent, invest in these technologies, we would still need coal and we're closing coal plants. natural gas to provide backup Living in relative comfort, power. American critics have the The cost of subsidized luxury to recoil at the thought renewable energy is coming of fossil fuels. down, especially solar. But Meanwhile, more than one even if solar panels were billion people in other parts free, the power they produce of the world have no access to "To run the U.S. economy on wind would require a wind farm the size of Texas, Cali- fornia and New Mexico combined. And because wind and solar are intermittent, we would still need coal and natural gas to provide backup power." Don Brunell electricity. They burn wood for What matters is, are we will_ l i!ii i iiii' ii:iJi ili ii !i he todcookin b indoo a , to,oo pollution from wood fires kills rather than blindly reject op- four million people a year.tions we don't like? Americans have the in- Don C. Brunell is a business genuity to export energy analyst, writer and columnist. ........... andtechnologyifwesetour Herecentlyretiredaspresident ii!!! iiili minds to it. Why not encour-of the Association of Washing- age research and develop- ton Business, the state's oldest ment of cleaner fossil fuels, and largest business organiza- along with solar and wind? tion, and now lives in Vancou- Whe e one ee wi . ver, = co.t.ct,tt e ..... Ridley is not the question. Brunells@msn.com. C.~ {~