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Renewable energy as a moral imperative

From an editorial in the 1/25/12 Kennebec Journal:

…Shame on us if we saddle our children and grandchildren with our addiction to oil, a dependency that has shackled our economy and put many of us in danger of freezing to death.

The best gifts we can give our descendants are renewable energy sources right here in Maine. This is a moral imperative. And that’s why the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative is so important. Best of all — you get to decide!

Maine Citizens for Clean Energy — a coalition that includes environmental groups, labor unions and businesses — has collected sufficient signatures to qualify their initiative for the November ballot. The initiative would require that at least 20 percent of Maine’s electricity come from renewable energy sources, including wind, water, and wood by 2020.

…”We have tremendous potential to grow the production and use of our own indigenous renewable energy resources … and we can do so in a way that makes sense for the ratepayers, for our economy, for public health and that clean air and clean water.”

Read the rest of the editorial.

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