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Methane Burner (05/19/2013)
From: Lynette Power

I am very happy to see that the city is taking an innovative approach to dealing with our waste management by putting in a methane burner. Sustainability is critical to our future. Now that gas is relatively cheap again it is easy to be critical of an investment in sustainable technology.

We can bury our heads in the sand and put off the steps that will take us to a sustainable future but it is inevitable that we will nave to develop and invest in renewable technologies. There will be problems working them out and I am glad to hear that our methane burner is working properly now.

I drive past huge feedlots on my business trips to Colorado and there are more of them every year. The stench is sickening and I always wonder why they are not harnessing that methane somehow. We are a wasteful society and this attitude is plundering the earth.

We can look to a leader in the renewable energy industry, Spain, where renewables accounted for 54% of Spainís electricity production in April 2013. These include hydro-power, wind and solar. Consumption went down 2.6%. Conservation efforts are important.

I hope that the city will be able to continue with its innovative approach and be a strong leader in conservation and renewable technologies. Solar panel requirements for new housing, perhaps, and incentives for installing them on old housing. There are lots of good ideas out there. We are all in this together. Lets get with the program of being good stewards. Thank You

 

 

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