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Letter: Parachute’s future

Peter Westcott
Carbondale

It is great Parachute is looking to diversify its economy (Parachute sales tax receipts lose energy, May 2). The future of oil, gas and coal is bleak, which is actually good; otherwise the future of the planet would be bleak. Since energy will always be needed, they should look into wind and solar production. For every $1 million output, renewables create about five jobs compared to less than one job for gas. The world is now adding more renewable energy than coal-based energy.

Hopefully this year Congress will set an energy pathway forward that is both sustainable and good for the economy, like carbon fee and dividend. We need both a strong economy and a sustainable future. Parachute would do well to look to renewable energy.


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