Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Lunch today included a serving of information about electricity from wind energy throughout Alaska and the nation. This was especially interesting to me, because only a week ago I visited Fire Island to learn about Chugach Electric's wind power plans on the island.

I was surprised to learn there was an energy producing windmill at Kotzebue, where I had been stationed in 1964-1965.

Other legislators at the briefing were Senator Fred Dyson, and Representatives Ethan Berkowitz, Max Gruenberg, Harry Crawford, and Berta Gardner.

I think alternative sources of energy - like wind, tidal changes, geothermal, hydrogen - needs serious consideration. The more varied the sources of energy the safer we are. Development of renewable energy should not be a partisan issue.

However, for the far foreseeable future, none of these so-called renewable energy sources will replace the need for oil and gas development. We must open ANWR and build an appropriate gas pipeline that best serves Alaska - and the sooner the better.


Anonymous francis said...

Have you heard all the latest advances in super clean ,renewable geothermal technology? You can now not only cool and heat your home and business this energy efficient way but heat your POOL also!!! There is some very exciting news well worth looking into , along with tax rebates being offered.

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