To the Editor:
Candidate for governor Matt Brown has a plan that should turn the head of every person who cares about the environment and climate change. By 2035, Matt’s renewable energy plan will build twice as much wind, solar and hydropower as Rhode Island needs and sell the extra energy to the states around us. It will create 11,000 green jobs, keep the $3.6 billion that we spend every year on fossil fuels in Rhode Island, and give Rhode Islanders an annual dividend check from the energy profits. But most importantly, it will slow down climate change because we won’t be using fossil fuels to power our state. Hothouse summers and extreme snow and rain are just beginning, and we need bold plans to keep them from overwhelming us. Matt’s renewable energy plan is strong and the type of action we need to save our climate.