Letter to the Editor: Middlebury should move to carbon neutral economy

As Middlebury crafts the town plan and prepares a climate change economy it should think long and hard about being the only town on Otter Creek with a waterfall not harvesting the endless, carbon free power of Middlebury Upper falls as it had done for centuries prior ending in 1966, when nuclear power was going to be “too cheap to meter” and a nuclear plant was planned for the shores of Charlotte.
Middlebury was the only town at the time to be bamboozled by the power industry into moving away from renewable energy.
It is far past time it reconsiders the shortsighted decision to be an outlier in Vermont and to join other Addison County towns taking a substantial and real stance toward a carbon neutral economy by looking back to the future.
Anders Holm

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