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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.
Goal: 400 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 125 reactions

  • Lynne Van Ness
    signed 2018-05-07 13:33:27 -0400
  • Marlene Griffin
    signed 2018-05-07 09:19:21 -0400
  • Holly T Bird
    signed 2018-05-07 09:03:29 -0400
  • Whitney Roberts
    signed 2018-05-06 21:23:18 -0400
  • Thomas J Park
    signed 2018-05-06 20:41:46 -0400
  • Karen Wachs
    signed 2018-05-06 09:38:21 -0400
  • Edward Wojtowicz
    signed 2018-05-06 08:31:08 -0400
  • Martha Phillips
    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.
  • Nancy Potter
    signed 2018-05-05 10:47:15 -0400
  • Grant Parsons
    signed 2018-05-05 10:14:27 -0400
  • Maggie Singer
    signed 2018-05-05 10:13:19 -0400
    Maggie Singer
  • Susan Wheadon
    signed 2018-05-05 09:25:42 -0400
  • Tracy Coe
    signed 2018-05-05 08:41:23 -0400
  • Madeleine Appel
    signed 2018-05-05 07:31:41 -0400
  • Suzanne Sorkin
    signed 2018-05-05 06:57:44 -0400
  • Heather Rein
    signed 2018-05-05 00:03:47 -0400
  • Becky Thatcher
    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.
  • Kim Gyr
    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!?
  • Paul Singer
    signed 2018-05-04 20:51:58 -0400
  • Alison Heins
    signed 2018-05-04 20:16:25 -0400
  • Erin Kricher
    signed 2018-05-04 19:21:21 -0400
  • Thomas Shaver
    signed 2018-05-04 18:06:44 -0400
  • Joseph Heringlake
    signed 2018-05-04 16:20:25 -0400
    A very “sunny” (slight pun), & hopeful goal that even an 80% realization, I can support.
  • Katherine Heins
    signed 2018-05-04 15:33:50 -0400
    This is an achievable goal and an important statement for our current fossil-fuel-dependent society!
  • Whitney Waara
    signed 2018-05-04 15:05:33 -0400
  • Scott Lowe
    signed 2018-05-04 13:55:04 -0400
  • Julie Medlin
    signed 2018-05-04 13:40:10 -0400
  • Harold Gurian
    signed 2018-05-04 13:15:00 -0400
  • Berta Meserve
    signed 2018-05-04 13:02:17 -0400
    Yes, please go for the GOAL, 100% renewable!
  • carol Shuckra
    signed 2018-05-04 12:57:16 -0400
    Traverse City can “lead by example” the way to accomplish 100% renewable energy. How great is that ? !


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