LETTER: Cheap fuel

Editor:

Heavy demand for oil in China and political instability in the Middle East are said to be the blame for high gas prices.

But that just leads me to wonder why we are allowing ourselves to be controlled by outside forces when we have so many alternative resources available to us here in our own backyard.

Unlike other places in the world, B.C. has an abundance of renewable energy potential. So why are we paying $1.30 a litre when we could be filling up electric cars for mere pennies?  We need to give our heads a shake and wake up to the alternative energy abundance we have all around us in this province.

Trudy Gordon, Burnaby, B.C.