Letter to the Editor
Regarding “Solar energy growing fast in NC, but restraints stifle wind power” (July 18): The Republican legislators and Duke Energy have done all they can to slow the inevitable transition to clean, renewable energy as defined in HB 589. The continued support for and investment into fracked gas fails to recognize and acknowledge the effect that burning fracked gas and the related unresolved methane leakage issue have on global climate change.
We need to elect legislators on the state and federal level that will understand that renewable energy should be encouraged to reduce pollution and allow for individuals and businesses to exponentially maximize clean energy production. In doing so the need for large centralized power plants will be significantly reduced.
Our elected officials and the Utilities Commission have been obsequious to the utilities’ status-quo agenda which only adds to ongoing environmental damage. That needs to change.
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