Readers' forum: Energy efficiency

Published: Saturday, March 10 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga poses for photographers with the automaker's "Leaf" zero-emission electric vehicle in Yokohama, Japan, Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

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Since Don C. Cunningham apparently supports Obama's "enlightened" agenda to force us to buy more energy-efficient cars by keeping the price of fossil fuel high ("Pipeline won't help prices," Readers' Forum, March 7), I have a question for him: What kind of alternative energy is going to fuel the millions of commercial airplanes that transport not only people, but cargo across the U.S. and the world?

Also, what kind of alternative energy is going fuel the millions of diesel semitrailers that transport goods around the country? Solar panels? And I guess the thousands of jobs that would be created and benefit the economy and unemployment rate by approving the Keystone pipeline and other drilling sites aren't of concern to Cunningham or our "enlightened" president.

Brad Merritt

Woodland Hills

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