|To the Editor: BGSU should maintains its appropriate energy strategy|
|Written by Jon Lee|
|Wednesday, 24 April 2013 08:43|
BGSU President Mazey is correct in rejecting the student organization's demand that she accept their plan for clean energy by 2020.
Energy and the use of it is a correct concern. But the appropriate strategy is to:
1. Plan for obtaining the most economical and reliable energy sources.
2. Work hard to develop plans for the most efficient use of energy in all BGSU operations both long term and short term.
Hard objectives can be developed around these strategies. Working to lower the carbon footprint and reducing global warming are all soft objectives that are difficult if not impossible to measure.
For a simple example consider someone buying a Prius. The buyer whose objective is 50 mpg has set a hard objective that is easy to measure. However, the buyer whose objective is to reduce global warming and save the polar bears has set an objective that is impossible to measure. American buyers have made great strides in energy conservation with hard objectives.
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