Letter: Cap emissions, invest in renewable energy
Re “Impact of climate plan on plant uncertain” (Sunday Monitor Local & State page, July 14):
Those who do not prioritize climate change want to keep these dirty power plants in business. When groups like this go unchecked, they can pollute and destroy the environment without any constraint. The way to put an end to this rampant destruction is through capping emission levels and investing in clean, renewable energy sources.
A few states, including New Hampshire, are already doing the right thing by signing onto the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the cap-and-trade program that limits carbon emissions by power plants and funds clean energy programs all while making the economy grow. Fossil-fuel companies and power plants cannot control our economies, politics and environments any longer, especially in the wake of so many climate-related disasters.
We need to maintain and strengthen RGGI alongside President Obama’s plans to keep New Hampshire on track for a clean energy future.
(The writer represents Environment New Hampshire.)