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Economical & educational

I was happy to see the news story “Moon Area school district eyes solar energy” . While the district’s strategy is obviously economically driven, there will be tangible educational benefits for the students as well.

Students will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about a renewable energy source that is economically viable, helps our local environment and mitigates climate change. This is in stark contrast to the push for natural gas development in the region.

Natural gas is cited as a cleaner alternative to coal, but methane (and other unhealthy pollutants) still escape from the extraction process, threatening to accelerate climate change.

We must work to reduce methane pollution as natural gas continues to expand across Pennsylvania. Better yet, let’s follow Moon Area’s lead and find more ways to advance truly clean renewable energy: solar energy.

Greg Winks


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