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American Opinion: On the Clean Energy and Security Act:

By The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On the Clean Energy and Security Act: ... (T)he House of Representatives narrowly approved the American Clean Energy and Secu-rity Act, which promises, ...

By The Associated Press

An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States:

On the Clean Energy and Security Act:

... (T)he House of Representatives narrowly approved the American Clean Energy and Secu-rity Act, which promises, among other things, to make solar and other alternative energy a big part of our country's future. ...

Then yesterday came another commitment to solar energy: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Las Vegas to announce fast-track plans for solar generating plants in six Western states: New Mexico, claro, along with Nevada, Arizona, Cali-fornia, Colorado and Utah. ...

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So all this is far from the realm of science fiction; some reputable firms are putting plenty of capital into alternative energy. And in the meantime, wind generators, once scoffed at by the get-a-horse establishment, are busily spinning electricity out on the llanos of New Mexico and, ironically, above the sagebrush of Wyoming not far from where Big Coal is gouging away at the earth. ...

The shift from carbon-burning electricity still could take many years. But if the Senate turns out to be as serious as the House is about clean energy, and at least somewhat resistant to the forces of finite resources, the transition could begin in earnest.

-- The Santa Fe New Mexican

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