Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Green Energy

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Green Energy

Article excerpt

The dichotomy between the Nov. 25 op-ed pieces of Larry Schweiger ("Our Two Worlds are Colliding") and Morgan O'Brien and Stacey Olson ("We Need to Energize Pennsylvania's Economy") in the Post-Gazette could not be more stark. One urges us to quickly give up fossil fuels while the other tells us to vastly increase the use of natural gas and natural gas liquids.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, issued earlier this month, and of the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA4), which was released on Nov. 23, demonstrate that we don't have a moment to spare to bring every tool in the bag, including "putting a price on carbon," to bear on the problem of climate change.

There is commonality between the two op-eds - they both implore us to create jobs to invigorate the economy in Pennsylvania. …

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