Invest in clean energy

 

Re the Nov. 12 article Rising sea levels, falling real estate values: Due to climate change, Miami is in an increasingly vulnerable location. Rising sea levels usually have been tied to insurance rates, but this isn’t where our attention should be. The conversation needs to be turned to one about the dangers of climate change and how dirty fossil fuels, like oil and gas, drive it.

It’s time to switch off dirty fossil fuels and turn to clean energy like offshore wind, which has relatively unlimited potential. It’s estimated that offshore wind could help bring 10,000 to 17,000 new jobs to our state while helping us fight climate change.

I’m calling on Sen. Bill Nelson to support the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act. which will extend the Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind past this year’s expiration date. This bill is critical in moving us off fossil fuels for good. We must learn from our mistakes and invest in clean, renewable energy.

DeAnna Powell, Miami

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