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Should Lafayette transition to clean energy options in the future and what would these options include?  

  

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Should Lafayette transition to clean energy options in the future and what would these options include?

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I think that Lafayette should be a fast follower in the transition to cleaner energy.  We don't have the resources to be a leader in this area where there are and will be false starts.  For example, there have been a series of recent studies showing that electric cars, if manufacturing, recycling, and electricity generation are included, are no "cleaner" than highly efficient conventionally powered cars that get more than 30 MPG.  There aren't many cars that get 30 MPG, but it's important to recognize that the proponents and opponents of cleaner energy both tend to hyperbolize.  We can't afford to invest based on hyperbole, so being a fast follower makes sense for us.

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We need electric car charging stations at all our grocery stores and public places. We should find ways to incentivize people to lease or purchase electric cars. I'd love to see Lafayette able to utilize golf carts around town, to approve avenues for people, especially seniors to drive them when going a few miles to the store or go shopping locally, or out to eat. It would be nice to have an area free of cars, only for peds or bicyclists or slow moving electric carts.

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Teach residents more about the community solar. Maybe collaborate with Xcel to buy local energy. 

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