So, the solar energy bill was unsuccessful after the governor’s veto, causing uncertainty in the long run (“Lawmakers uphold LePage veto, killing bill to boost solar energy,” April 29).

During the short run — that is, over the next few human generations of time — we will have used up essentially all the underground coal, oil and natural gas.

No uncertainty on this point, except as denied by short-sighted wishful thinkers.

No uncertainty that scarcity increases prices.

Costs for oil, gas and coal of course will increase more and more as supplies are used up.

Supplies used up? But we need so much energy for our travel, and to generate our electricity, and to manufacture almost all products.

I cannot imagine the sun ever running out of energy. Let’s use it.

Roger Condit


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