Switching to clean energy will benefit everyone

We need clean energy!

Xcel Energy has submitted its long-term plan for the large power plant near Sherco, which has two generating units currently burning three trainloads of coal per day. As a responsible producer of electrical power, it understands and accepts the reality that burning coal is disastrous for the future of our children and future generations. Also as a responsible business it realizes the benefit of switching to new forms of electrical generation that do not emit carbon and other harmful pollutants; such new forms are being developed and improved at a fast pace.

The effects to our environment that have been and continue to be observed overwhelmingly prove that increased carbon in the atmosphere is causing catastrophic weather events on our planet. The endless discussion of whether or not climate change is real is an absurd smokescreen to allow the mining and drilling companies to fight to bring more fossil fuels into production that we could ever use. What is not discussed is that the continued increasing burning of fossil fuels will greatly increase the rate of catastrophic harm to humanity.

All Minnesotans should support Xcel Energy’s commitment to stop burning coal and demand that Xcel and other large producers of electrical power switch to clean, renewable sources of power. Our future really does depend on it.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by rolf westgard on 09/02/2016 - 10:13 am.

    CO2 atmosphere

    There is no evidence that one part CO2 out of 2,500 in the atmosphere has any significant impact on our climate. There are other reasons to avoid coal, like arsenic, sulfur, soot, etc. But non toxic CO2 is just plant food.

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