2. Sub-community Plans, Area Plans and Neighborhood Plans have all been proposed as approaches to giving citizens some certainty about the future of their neighborhoods and the quality and extent of our community’s built environment. Do you favor this approach to city planning? Why or why not?
We need to move away from burning fossil fuels as fast as possible. I would like to see all coal plants retired in my lifetime. If we could turn off all the coal plants in Colorado and replace them with 50% renewables and 50% natural gas generation, that would be a huge win. Over time, we can then replace the remaining gas generation with clean energy. Natural gas generation releases half the CO2 of coal generation. 50% natural gas generation and 50% renewables would be four times better than the equivalent coal generation, a huge improvement.