Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

Closed Landfills May House Solar Farms


Solar power is getting a lot of attention these days as our country strives to reduce greenhouse gases.

Sunny cities like Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Antonio have ramped-up solar power production; however, in cloudy coastal municipalities such as Seattle, investments in “sun power” have been lagging.

One reason is Washington is blessed with an abundance of low-cost and carbon-free hydropower which accounts for three-fourths of our electricity generation.

Electricity from the Columbia River system provides families, businesses, industries and public customers with some of the lowest e...

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