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Letters | An energy revolution

Congress can spur green job growth

ERIN AILWORTH’S article on the growth of wind power in New England points to the economic power of clean energy — power that can only be harnessed nationally if Congress passes legislation that nurtures the growth of renewable power by implementing a fee on carbon-based energy sources (“Winds of change,” Business, Nov. 14).

By factoring in the actual costs of fossil fuels in a way that protects energy consumers, the energy industry will have a market-based incentive to increase investment in wind, solar, and other forms of clean power, building a foundation for a revived American middle class in the process.

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Members of the Bay State’s congressional delegation should ask colleagues from other regions who deny the existence of climate change: Even if you think global warming is a hoax, don’t you realize that the real “job creators” are in the clean-energy field?

D. R. Tucker


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