Energy firms, politicians take steps toward future
Re: Aug. 22 article, “As alternative energy expands, utilities weigh plant shutdowns.”
Energy has been a driving force for our civilization, especially during the Industrial Revolution. We have big power plants supplying us reliable energy for our various needs. We have also learned the consequences of burning fossil fuels, with the effects on global warming. This is why many utilities have revised their business models to include more alternative sources of energy.
Austin Energy gets a quarter of its power from renewable sources and is working toward a higher goal. Power firms across the U.S. can use their expertise, invest in conservation and research and find economically viable solutions to provide energy while growing profitably. The bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the U.S. House is now 52 members strong and determined to find ways to address energy needs in ways that will reduce health risks and protect our nation’s security, infrastructure and agriculture. KALPANA SUTARIA, AUSTIN