LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia should focus on renewable energy

Monday, January 28, 2013 | 1:56 p.m. CST

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County strongly supports council member Barbara Hoppe's proposal to increase the goals in Columbia’s renewable energy ordinance. The League’s national position on energy policy includes "predominant reliance on renewable resources" as well as "emphasis on conserving energy and using energy-efficient technologies." Both approaches, independently or together, can be used in the next decade to meet Columbia's needs instead of purchasing additional electricity from fossil-fueled power plants.