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Clean Renewables and Efficiency, not Coal, are the Key

By Karl Rabago

This commentary in the Aspen Daily News was written in response to an op-ed by then Colorado State Rep. Carl Miller (D). In a previous edition of the newspaper, Rep. Miller wrote an opinion titled: “Electricity from Coal is Essential, Affordable and Increasingly Clean.” Sen. Miller’s piece reflected on the booming economy, the state’s rapid growth, and rising energy prices in Colorado (notably rising natural gas prices), and proposed that Coloradoans look at coal as the solution, especially for those with economic hardships.”