Comment from Louden, Jeanene

These are difficult times to be charting an energy future. The polarization between those who think current generation methods are known and reliable and those who think it is time to take a leap into an untested technology future forms a huge gap within which actual decision makers must dwell. I thank you for your efforts. Some things are not theoretical. Carbon emissions must be reduced and coal is a big carbon emitter. Cleaning up coal IS theoretical. Separating ourselves from old friends is not easy, but in the case of coal, must be done. The plan can be weaning, or a clean break, but investing the public funds and the public trust in outdated technology is like buying up buggy whips instead of wind shield wipers. Not a good investment. In a plan with such impressive stands on energy conservation and clean energy production, our old friend coal seems out of place.