Letter to the editor: Lead on climate change

Posted 4/11/19
Colorado now has a chance to lead in climate legislation with the introduction of HB19-1261. There is no need to be afraid of aggressively tackling climate change. Many legislators try to deny …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution of $25 or more in Nov. 2018-2019, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Letter to the editor: Lead on climate change

Posted

Colorado now has a chance to lead in climate legislation with the introduction of HB19-1261. There is no need to be afraid of aggressively tackling climate change. Many legislators try to deny the existence of the threat and they cry that the economic costs will be too high. These arguments have no traction. The threat of climate change is now undeniable as asserted by peer reviewed scientific analysis as well as recent intergovernmental and United Nation scientific reports.
From personal experience, I can attest that living a carbon free life is not an economic burden and is easily attainable now. I live in the GEOS neighborhood in Arvada. This is the first carbon-free, net-zero development in Colorado that uses renewable energy and innovative technology in our energy efficient homes while at the same time providing a modern and comfortable lifestyle. The price of the homes in this community is on par with similar homes in the Denver area. The difference is that we have no monthly energy bills. Any extra electricity my solar panels produce can be used to charge my electric car. By retrofitting existing homes and requiring all new homes to be energy efficient and energy producers, many high paying jobs that cannot be outsourced will be created. HB-1261 will help usher in a new living paradigm consistent with the Colorado lifestyle and create economic growth for our great state.
Jim Horan,
Arvada

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.