Letter: Carbon County deserves support from a sustainable energy economy

Letter: Carbon County deserves support from a sustainable energy economy

The Deseret Information editorial about serving to counties whose economies depend on coal deserves an enormous amen (“Utah ought to give attention to struggling counties as demand for coal declines,” Nov. 27). When producing a megawatt-hour of electrical energy with coal prices about $100 in contrast with $60 for pure gasoline, and unsubsidized photo voltaic and wind are even cheaper, it is easy to see coal-based economic system shouldn’t be sustainable in the long term.

I problem individuals who stay in these communities to think about a thriving economic system 15 years from now that isn’t dependent upon coal. What does it appear like? What did Utah do to help the transition? What actions have been taken by cities and counties? What about companies? Faculties? You? To the remainder of our state, I ask that when Carbon County tells us what help it wants, we step ahead generously and with out hesitation. These locations have offered low cost power that has powered our state for many years. They don’t seem to be to be tossed apart as collateral harm when a greater gasoline comes alongside. Carbon is the idea for diamonds. Let’s assist Carbon County shine as soon as once more.