Cape Cod Times
Benjamin Lewson

Massachusetts' dependence on natural gas and fossil fuels makes our energy prices too costly. We would all much rather rely on energy generated in local areas than be fearful that whatever crisis overseas will make electricity prices spike come winter.

Massachusetts has already made great strides in developing clean energy ("Patrick: Region's clean energy industry roaring," Sept. 30). In particular, our solar energy capacity has increased 150 times since 2008. If we continue this trend we can make Massachusetts more independent and less reliant on outside energy sources, all while helping our environment.

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