Primo Vargas’ letter, (“Solar farm brightened lives,” Aug. 18), was gratifying to read, and it illustrates two very important points.
First, developing renewable energy has created jobs and opportunities that flow through the entire community. The men and women who built both solar plants have been able to provide a good life for their families while doing environmentally responsible work.
The second point: Paying people head-of-household wages enables working families to live a middle-class lifestyle. This is to everybody’s advantage.
Families are stronger, communities are stronger and our economy is stronger.
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Policies that encourage conservation and renewable energy can create a race to the top instead of to the bottom and simultaneously minimize the impacts of climate change. The time has come to make the Central Coast a leader in renewable energy.
Who could disagree with that?