Renewable Energy Appeals to my Spiritual Side!

Thursday, January 07, 2010 (Listed under Environment)

Regarding the claim by the Aquinnah Wampanoag people that Cape Wind's project would interfere with their spiritual rituals (NYT, January 5, 2010), consider the incessant interference from southeastern Massachusetts' increasingly poor air quality and the near-disappearance of century's-old Native American fishing grounds. Cape Wind will transform mechanical wind energy into the renewable, pollution-free electricity that will supply two-thirds of the power required by Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. As a now distant descendent of an Oklahoma Cherokee Indian, I feel comfortable saying that carbon-free electricity strokes my spiritual side. So, while I may temporarily live in Dallas, far from the debate at hand, I satisfy my spiritual needs by continuing to purchase electricity produced from 100 percent wind power, thanks to Austin-based Green Mountain Energy Company. It's time for all Americans to have the choice to support sustainable energy generation, and Cape Wind delivers not only choice and cleaner air, green jobs and energy independence, but also the market forces that will support a cleaner, greener, more sustainable economy.

 



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