Austen Schendler writes of the Aspen Snowboarding Co.’s assist of the proposed 5-megawatt photo voltaic vitality venture, talking of sacrifice, magnificence and hope, and the muse of a noble future (“New solar farm near Aspen should be seen as solution, not eyesore,” visitor commentary, July eight, aspentimes.com). If the Skico really wished to fight local weather change to the fullest extent doable, they might not be in fixed enlargement mode, at all times looking for to draw extra individuals and extra .
They don't seem to be alone on this, as town of Aspen, Pitkin County, the state of Colorado, and just about each different city, county or state within the nation counts financial development as a main objective. Financial development means extra individuals consuming extra issues.
I’m not in opposition to this photo voltaic vitality venture, as a result of I do know that nothing anybody can say or do is prone to change that precedence.
I work in a construction-related discipline, so I’m a part of the issue too. That is the life we've chosen. Let’s simply be clear about why we're being requested to sacrifice the fantastic thing about our valley (as I'll by no means discover a photo voltaic panel discipline as stunning as a discipline of elk). It’s not a couple of noble future, it’s simply all in regards to the cash.