To the Editor:
Inexplicitly unreported in Colorado media was that during the Super Bowl Week cold snap there was a natural gas shortage that resulted in frozen water pipes and people shivering in their homes in Taos and northern New Mexico. Coming at the heels of record gas exploration and drilling, this should serve notice to those who see natural gas as the rescuing cavalry storming across the West to meet our energy needs: Don’t bury your heads in the (coal bed) sand. It is time for fossil fuel proponents to ride slowly off into the sunset. Excel Energy’s cutting off of rebates to those installing solar energy panels has more to do with serving its profit margin than being of public service. Hopefully the Public Utilities Commission will recognize this and reinstate the rebates.
Note: This appeared in the Boulder Weekly a few weeks ago.