Letter writer: High-tech energy needs support from Raleigh

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The EPA guidelines on reducing carbon come out soon. Each state can set its own plan. This is a genuine opportunity for North Carolina, which is a national leader in high-tech energy. This cutting-edge industry offers not only a lot of new and local jobs but a source of energy that’s grown cheaper than fossil fuel. Meanwhile, the new home batteries partner up for more savings and a whole lot of independence from the grid.

But lately, we have heard rumblings out of Raleigh from politicians who are trying to prove their hard-line bona fides by cutting off North Carolina’s success at the knees.

With some encouragement, we should be leading the way into tech energy for considerable profit and benefit. As a citizen, I respectfully request that the governor not turn his back but apply his expertise to providing a radiant future for the young generation.

— Dale Davidson
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “Letter writer: High-tech energy needs support from Raleigh

  1. bsummers

    Interesting times on renewable energy and the GOP. Currently there’s a Level 4 catfight within the NCGOP over solar energy. Some admit it’s time, and some are still stuck in the Paleolithic era. Here’s a good example of the argument currently going on in Raleigh, from the conservative blog DailyHaymaker:

    http://dailyhaymaker.com/?p=12048

    • Jim

      LOL, shut down the coal plants here and ship the coal to China while we buy their solar panels. LOL, LOL, LOL what can go wrong? Certainly that’ll put a dent in carbon emissions. NOT. Newman must be salivating right now too. More money to line his pockets while he plays county commissioner.

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