Letter: Wind, solar, biofuel should power Maine

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I’m worried for Portland and all the cities that are going to be threatened by rising waters as a result of climate change. In order to reduce carbon emissions and reverse climate change, I think that Maine should use a combination of three energy sources: wind, solar, and biofuels.

Wind power creates jobs, is renewable and affordable. In the short term it is really expensive, but in the long run it will be worth the expense.

Solar energy is another renewable energy source that will move Maine into the future. Niall McCarthy of Forbes said “according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in 2016.” Solar creates a great deal of jobs, and the demand for them will rise.

Biofuels are one more source that Maine could use to take into the carbon neutral future. According to Conserve Energy Future “they are cleaner fuels, which means they produce fewer emissions on burning.” Biofuels would bring down overall pollution, as well as being carbon limiting.

By using these three energy sources, Maine could be carbon neutral.

James Cagney V
Portland

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