Why don’t the Grand County Council and Moab City Council work on developing a factory here making solar panels? No matter how much fuel we extract those will be short-term jobs. Solar panels are the future.
Rocky Mountain Power is putting in a big solar farm in southern Utah and I bet most of the panels will come from China. Why not from Moab? These would be long-term jobs with a living wage and people who live here could be trained to do these jobs.
And while we are at it why not have our own solar farm so that we can be energy-independent like other cities are doing – Boulder, for example.
Come on let’s think creatively.
—Mary and Mike Suarez