Comment from Blade, Tina

I understand that the 6th draft of the power and conservation plan would stabilize carbon emissions by meeting virtually all of our new electricity needs over the next 20 years with energy efficiency and renewable energy. That's good. But... the plan does nothing to reduce the region's carbon emissions or lessen our current dependence on the coal-fired power plants that account for nearly 90% of our electric system’s global-warming emissions. The most recent science on climate change is unequivocal... global warming is happening much faster than expected. It is critical that the final plan put the region on a path taht will meet growing power needs, wean us from dirty coal, bring endangered salmon and steelhead back from the brink of extinction, and start to electrify transportation. We don't have time to waste. The plan must address this vital issue with real goals to reduce greenhouse gases. A plan that fails to do so would be irresponsible and short sighted. Thank you. Tina Blade Kirkland, WA