March 4th, 2024

Letter: We can have a better future with renewable energy at the centre

By Letter to the Editor on January 30, 2024.

Dear editor,

The idea that we can’t afford to take bold climate action is a dangerous lie.

There are also many dangerous lies being propagated on social media saying that clean generation and electrification won’t work.

But they do!

Renewable energy is the most cost-effective way to generate electricity. Meanwhile, fossil fuel corporations are robbing the public purse, posting record-setting private profits and costing us billions in damages from worsening climate chaos.

Let’s make this the year Canada breaks free from the expensive, unequal and wildly destructive fossil-fuel economy. Affordable, reliable clean energy is key to a better future.

What we need is courage and leadership from all politicians. If we invest in clean energy now, it will lay the foundation for safer and more affordable lives for all of us.

With bills rising and extreme weather worsening, we can’t afford to keep stalling.

Later is too late.

Glenn Wright

Vanscoy, Sask.

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