Energy is essential for civilization. As we look at the different options for producing energy for our world it becomes clear that there is no such thing as completely “clean energy.” All sources of energy have DIRTY environmental components relating to their manufacturing, fuel source and disposal of their worn out components. To deny this keeps us from finding practical, affordable and multifaceted solutions to our current and future energy needs.
We all desire that our environment be clean and healthy. However, passing “green” legislation with strict requirements and mandates when there are no workable and proven affordable options in place will prevent Vermonters from obtaining basic needs like owning and heating their homes or traveling to and from work.
The responsible continued use of fossil fuels and nuclear power should be options considered by the Vermont GWSA Climate Council as well as electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines.
I encourage every Vermonter to read the actual wording of the Global Warming Solutions Act (H688 known as Act 152)