Just imagine Columbia's streets being free of coal-hauling trucks. Just imagine, no more smoke stacks clouding our view of the horizon and reminding us of an age gone by. Imagine it being clean energy that lights our stadiums and fuels our campus. Just imagine if this could all be done, if it could all be true. I think that it can, and here is how.
The MU Power Plant is about to invest in a new coal-handling system, one that will cost tens of millions of dollars. I say, move toward the future, and stop buying into the past. Now is the time to make the change to clean energy. The amount of funding and public support has never been higher.
Natural gas is clean and is becoming more and more abundant, while methane gas technology is advancing everyday. Some day, perhaps, our Missouri hog farms can be a source of clean energy, as well as bacon, etc.
But none of this will happen without you. If this clean energy future is worth having, it is worth fighting for. So call the campus, call the state, start writing those letters and ask "why not?" Why not move forward? Why not lead? If this is something you want then "show me."