Letter to the Editor

We need to do more

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Dear Editor:

My husband and I received “On the Record” from Rob Boaz, president and CEO of Carroll County Electric Cooperative. We thank him for his frank assessment of where we have been in the past year and where we need to go.

But I’d love to see CCEC encourage more investment in solar and wind power, including the installation of such resources at customers’ homes. Perhaps CCEC could offer this as a side business, creating more jobs and helping more homeowners generate at least some of their own power, with the excess going back to Carroll County Electric. Certainly investment in better storage for excess wind and solar need to be part of the technology investment equation.

I’d also love to see a community meeting at CCEC to discuss where we are going and to allow people to ask questions of Mr. Boaz about “on the record.”  I certainly agree with him that China presents a horrible threat to the planet with carbon emissions, but that doesn’t let us off the hook. Individually, we need to do what we can to conserve and we collectively need to explore more sustainable and less damaging sources of energy, The clock is nearing zero.

Kate McCarty

Eureka Springs