3. The final report of the Public Participation Working Group was sharply critical of the City’s current processes for obtaining the public’s opinion about important issues, and recommended many changes to these processes. Do you agree with the report’s conclusions and recommendations?
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.