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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

President Trump is very good at criticizing people and institutions: the free press, Hillary Clinton, the FBI, the Justice Department, immigrants, former Cabinet officials, Muslims, the Mueller investigation, judges. The list goes on and on. It would be so nice to see him use his personal energy and actions and be a leader, getting rid of all his negativity. And, today, he has a golden opportunity.

Our state, nation and the world are crying out for use of renewable energy in the form of solar and wind power. The recent report compiled by 13 U.S. government agencies concerning climate change and global warming forecasts dire consequences if renewable energy is not developed and utilized. We must wean ourselves away from the use of fossil fuels to save the planet.

This is a perfect opening for the president to show leadership: Promote renewable energy sources as an answer to global warming. Tax credits and rebates enacted by governments are the easiest way for this to happen. This must be done by government action, not private initiative. For North Carolina, a nationwide leader in solar, promotion of renewables will mean more jobs, more industry, a better economy.

President Trump, take leadership on this very important element of our well-being. I want my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to be able to live on this planet as I have.

Roger J. Olson

Greenville

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