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Coal Has Got to Go!

Naperville is routinely voted as one of the best places to live in the country and touts its performance on environmental issues. However, that success has been built upon a source of energy which is harmful to everyone...coal. The city receives 70% of power from burning coal. Even from a business perspective, sourcing most of a critical item from one supplier is not a good strategy. Jodi Trendler understands the complexities of this big-picture problem having led the Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force. She can lead us to the right solution.

A well written letter to the editor by Steven Shamrock sums it up well 'City needs to end use of antiquated, costly coal electricity'. We must transition away from coal, with or without the assistance of IMEA, and build an electrical system that can blend multiple sources of power seamlessly. Then, Naperville can be proud of its environmental accomplishments. We encourage you to read the article and study the issue.

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