Re “The Messy Business of Clean Power”

Katheryn Venturelli, New York Times
August 15, 2016

To the Editor:
Re “The Messy Business of Clean Power” (Aug. 14):

NRG’s new chief executive, Mauricio Gutierrez, claims, “Our industry is going through massive transformation, the likes of which we’ve never seen.”

But we actually have seen an energy transformation before, in the 19th century. Fossil-fuel-powered engines replaced animal (including human) labor during the industrial revolution.

In the 21st century, this time facing climate change and species extinction (including our own), we need to be smart and clean up two messes: the planetary earth atmosphere, and the global market economy. The smartest start: a progressive price on carbon.

Katheryn Venturelli, Pasadena, California


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