To the Editor,
We’re Noble Owl, a Rhode Island nonprofit working for a better future, and we have a plan to lower energy prices and bring more revenue to Warwick. Our idea is based on …
To the Editor,
We’re Noble Owl, a Rhode Island nonprofit working for a better future, and we have a plan to lower energy prices and bring more revenue to Warwick. Our idea is based on real-world examples and the shift to clean energy that’s happening right now.
Because our idea is new to many people, we’re hearing questions like “If this can be done, why hasn’t it been done before?” and “Will it work?” Our answers are “It’s happening today in states around the U.S.” and “If we hire experts to design the plan, it will work.”
We’re at the start of a big change. As Princeton University assistant professor and macro-scale energy systems engineer Jesse D. Jenkins puts it in his article “What ‘Electrify Everything’ Actually Looks Like” in Mother Jones magazine, “For the first time in history, the full financial weight of the United States federal government is aligned behind an epic transition to clean energy.”
He writes about the new federal laws that will rebuild our country’s energy infrastructure by sparking a boom in solar and wind, starting construction on a new grid, and moving the country to electric vehicles and heat pumps, and he’s describing a future that’s already underway.
When we look at the switch to clean energy, we see an opportunity for Warwick and Rhode Island to do more by building a new and better Rhode Island energy system that will bring down energy prices, boost our economy, put more money in everyone’s pockets, and supercharge our fight against climate change. Nebraska, Arkansas, and Alaska have examples we can follow, and all we need is a blueprint to get started.
This is a rare opportunity to move in a positive direction and make a better life for all Rhode Islanders now and in the future. If we sit back and let change overtake us, we’ll pretty much get what we have now, but if we take control of the change, we’ll get a future with so much more.
For a detailed rundown of our plan, visit nobleowl.org
President of Noble Owl
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