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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.
151 SIGNATURES
Goal: 200 signatures

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  • signed 2018-04-15 11:20:51 -0400
  • signed 2018-04-09 13:53:44 -0400
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  • signed 2018-04-03 14:18:51 -0400
    Margaret Monsour
  • signed 2018-04-03 12:29:54 -0400
  • signed 2018-04-03 11:08:26 -0400
    This is an excellent goal and one that is essential for us to mitigate the damaging effects of global warming.
  • signed 2018-04-02 12:44:51 -0400
  • signed 2018-04-01 19:49:22 -0400
    Please take responsible energy production seriously, and let the example of TC L&P show other electric utilities the feasibility and benefits of clean energy!
  • signed 2018-04-01 19:42:50 -0400
    This action is critical! 100% renewable is the answer to saving our atmosphere and planet!
  • signed 2018-04-01 17:56:22 -0400
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  • signed 2018-03-30 09:05:33 -0400
    TCL&P you have a great opportunity to be a leader in Michigan for renewable energy. I urge you to seize this goal. You have significant community support. Thank you
  • signed 2018-03-29 20:36:20 -0400
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  • signed 2018-03-28 21:10:49 -0400
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  • signed via 2018-03-28 20:57:31 -0400
    Sustainability means more jobs, a clean environment and a robust economy.
  • signed via 2018-03-28 20:45:54 -0400
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  • signed 2018-03-28 08:50:05 -0400
    I am proud and grateful to the City Commission for the leadership it has shown on this area so far and I hopeful that they will have the courage to take the next step. As a doc and a mom, I can say it is a wise decision for our health today and in the future.
  • signed 2018-03-28 07:46:28 -0400
    TC should always strive to be the leader in “what is best” – that is what makes TC the best!
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