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Sign on to this petition encouraging TCL&P to be a clean energy leader.

The Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) board will be voting next Tuesday, August 14 on whether to set a goal to power the entire community with renewable electricity by 2040 – city operations, homes, and businesses. Traverse City would be the first city in Michigan to do it! Leading on clean energy is the right thing to do, and achieving 100% renewables is possible, necessary, and would bring many benefits.

Tell the TCL&P board to set a 100% renewable energy goal by adding your name below 

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 74 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

At least 74 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

  • Moving to renewable, carbon-free energy is necessary and urgent to avoid the worst impacts of global warming.
  • 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.
  • 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.
400 SIGNATURES
Goal: 400 signatures

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  • Maria Ross
    signed 2018-08-14 16:58:45 -0400
  • Marshall Clabeaux
    signed 2018-08-14 13:44:09 -0400
  • Julia Adams
    signed via 2018-08-14 12:55:01 -0400
  • Julia Adams
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  • Anna Norris
    signed via 2018-08-14 12:42:15 -0400
  • Laura Flikkema
    signed 2018-08-14 10:31:53 -0400
    Way to go!!
  • Tessa Harvey
    signed 2018-08-14 10:22:15 -0400
  • Ilze Hammersley
    signed 2018-08-14 10:17:53 -0400
  • Katie Parrish
    signed 2018-08-14 09:54:38 -0400
  • Melissa Hoeppner
    signed 2018-08-09 12:32:37 -0400
  • Richard Fernholz
    signed 2018-08-09 10:50:47 -0400
  • June Thaden
    signed 2018-08-09 10:21:12 -0400
  • Royce Ragland
    signed 2018-08-09 10:09:22 -0400
    Please commit to %100 clean energy!
  • Anna Taylor
    signed 2018-08-09 10:05:59 -0400
  • Jed Jaworski
    signed 2018-08-09 09:29:08 -0400
    Jed Jaworski
  • Andrea Cassell
    signed 2018-08-09 08:49:59 -0400
  • Dawn Campbell
    signed 2018-08-09 08:34:59 -0400
  • Beverly Banks
    signed via 2018-07-11 20:46:35 -0400
    Beverly Banks
  • Danielle Marmion
    signed 2018-06-29 16:50:38 -0400
  • Betsy LePoidevin
    signed 2018-06-04 16:28:34 -0400
  • deb hansen
    signed 2018-05-30 17:38:56 -0400
  • Fred Miller
    signed 2018-05-14 19:08:49 -0400
  • Bill Latka
    signed 2018-05-08 14:12:57 -0400
  • Todd Spencer
    signed 2018-05-07 23:21:50 -0400
  • Barbara Stamiris
    signed 2018-05-07 21:09:15 -0400
  • Barb Zupin
    signed 2018-05-07 20:03:33 -0400
  • Jody Betten
    signed 2018-05-07 15:08:06 -0400
  • David Petrove
    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.
  • Lynne Van Ness
    signed 2018-05-07 13:33:27 -0400
  • Marlene Griffin
    signed 2018-05-07 09:19:21 -0400

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