Wind area auctions will move the country toward more renewable energy options

It is imperative we take action now

To the Editor:

In response to your November 25th article about upcoming wind area auctions, it’s great to see the country moving toward more renewable energy options.

With people in New York still buried in their homes and families in California struggling to get water, we in Massachusetts can only dread what the winter will bring to us. As someone who’s struggled through the heat waves and the cold snaps of recent years, I’m acutely aware of how much these freak weather events are increasing. I worry about what lies in store for us in the coming months or years if we continue along this path.

That’s why it’s imperative that we take action now. Clean energy is achievable, and we can implement changes today that will resonate for years to come, protecting future generations. All it takes is a few simple alterations now to have dramatic and life-saving effects.

Environment Massachusetts’ new report on wind energy shows just how much of an impact wind power would have in our state. Wind power will have substantial benefits for Massachusetts, especially as we are primed to begin using offshore wind for our energy needs. We could lead the country in wind energy and be an example of what our nation can achieve.

This December, Congress will vote on whether or not to renew critical wind-energy tax credits, so we need to call them and let them know how important it is that they do so. If you don’t want to spend your future winters digging your way out of your car, call your Congressperson and tell them to take action!

Julia Persinger
Environment Massachusetts welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on