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The Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) board will be setting a renewable energy goal in May, and they are considering setting a 100% renewable goal. This would allow Traverse City to power the entire community with renewable electricity – city operations, homes, and businesses. Leading on clean energy is the right thing to do, and 100% renewables are possible and would bring many benefits.

Tell the TCL&P board to set a 100% renewable energy goal by signing this petition 

Help Traverse City Go 100% Renewable

Dear Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) Board Members,

We, the undersigned, encourage you to set a 100% renewable energy goal.

At least 58 U.S. cities already have goals to power their entire communities with 100% renewable energy, and 40 cities around the world already are powered by 100% renewable electricity. Moving TCL&P rapidly to clean energy will reduce pollution, save lives, and keep energy prices low. We commend you for the progress TCL&P has made increasing renewable energy to date, and we urge you to join leading utilities and cities by setting a 100% goal.

 

How is this possible?

100% Renewable Energy is Achievable

More than 58 U.S. cities have set 100% renewable energy goals, and 40 cities around the world have already achieved 100% renewable power, including Burlington, Vermont. These goals are often the result of consumer demand. Traverse City would be the first city in Michigan to set this goal, and we need TCL&P’s leadership to do it.

100% Renewable Energy is Good for Our Region

  • Renewable energy reduces air pollution, improving public health and saving lives, especially for those living near power plants.
  • Renewable energy, like wind and solar, is affordable and keep energy prices lower over time. · Renewable energy can support more local jobs and attracts businesses.
  • Moving to renewable, carbon-free energy is necessary and urgent to avoid the worst impacts of global warming.
  • Setting a bold renewable energy goal is consistent with Traverse City’s reputation as a leading green city and an attractive place to live, which draws talent and visitors to our region.
379 SIGNATURES
Goal: 400 signatures

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  • signed 2018-06-04 16:28:34 -0400
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  • signed 2018-05-07 14:45:56 -0400
    We need to keep pushing forward for clean energy, as there is a growing resistance from all the large utilities to do as little as mandated. Cherryland has now stopped accepting any more new large solar power projects – their goal is to have a minimum – period.
  • signed 2018-05-07 13:33:27 -0400
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  • signed 2018-05-06 09:38:21 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-06 08:31:08 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-05 12:05:34 -0400
    We need to provide a safe, healthy environment for future generations, becoming less dependent on fossil fuels.
  • signed 2018-05-05 10:47:15 -0400
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  • signed 2018-05-05 10:13:19 -0400
    Maggie Singer
  • signed 2018-05-05 09:25:42 -0400
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  • signed 2018-05-04 23:22:47 -0400
    It has been great to have an option in Leelanau County, and to be able to individually have all electrical needs renewable. Now, what an opportunity for Traverse City to commit 100%, and lead by example the rest of the state. Help us lead the way.
  • signed 2018-05-04 22:08:45 -0400
    Global populations first reached 1 billion in the 1820s. The Industrial Revolution began in the 1830s, and global populations have now climbed past 7.6 billion, thanks primarily to fossil fuels. Where will we be in 50-100 years time if we consume all the fossil fuels, which are also used to make fertilizers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and plastics? Can humanity survive if we do not immediately search for and install alternatives!?
  • signed 2018-05-04 20:51:58 -0400
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  • signed 2018-05-04 19:47:58 -0400
    I spend a lot of time in Traverse City. It would be great if its energy was derived from 100% renewable sources.

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