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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.
401 SIGNATURES
Goal: 400 signatures

Will you sign?


Showing 125 reactions

  • david zaiss
    signed 2018-05-03 19:14:49 -0400
  • Ann Turner
    signed 2018-05-03 08:04:56 -0400
  • Jim Carruthers
    signed 2018-05-02 20:49:16 -0400
  • Ed DeRosha
    signed 2018-05-02 19:03:24 -0400
  • Gary Cozette
    signed 2018-05-02 18:16:39 -0400
    We have a second home in Maple City, and installed solar on our roof a year ago. We are helping to make Northern Michigan ree of fossil-fuels. I hope TC will too!
  • Betsy Taylor
    signed 2018-05-02 17:54:29 -0400
    Betsy Taylor
  • Margaret Pierson
    signed 2018-05-02 17:24:43 -0400
  • Sabrina Garland
    signed 2018-05-02 14:49:53 -0400
  • Gregory Smith
    signed 2018-05-02 14:47:39 -0400
  • Elizabeth Del Buno
    signed 2018-04-27 06:04:35 -0400
    Elizabeth (Lisa) Del Buono
  • Katie Petersen
    signed 2018-04-15 11:20:51 -0400
  • Elizabeth Dell
    signed 2018-04-09 13:53:44 -0400
  • Nancy Giles
    signed 2018-04-03 21:46:49 -0400
  • Margaret Monsour
    signed 2018-04-03 14:18:51 -0400
    Margaret Monsour
  • marcia curran
    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.
  • Lindsey Walker
    signed 2018-04-02 12:44:51 -0400
  • Edward Roe
    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!
  • Margaret Forgione
    signed 2018-04-01 17:56:22 -0400
  • Jessica Rickard
    signed 2018-03-30 18:41:12 -0400
  • Eileen Rudzinski
    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
  • Colleen Mulligan
    signed 2018-03-29 20:36:20 -0400
  • Bette Donahue
    signed via 2018-03-29 12:01:01 -0400
  • Laura Lyons
    signed 2018-03-29 09:43:03 -0400
  • Jocelyn Nixon
    signed via 2018-03-28 21:13:07 -0400
  • Lisa Dant
    signed 2018-03-28 21:10:49 -0400
  • Debby O'Neil
    signed via 2018-03-28 20:45:54 -0400
  • Kira Walkup
    signed via 2018-03-27 21:54:22 -0400
  • Rebecca Chown
    signed 2018-03-27 19:06:54 -0400
  • Judy Jones
    signed 2018-03-27 18:35:15 -0400
  • Price Watts
    signed 2018-03-27 17:41:19 -0400

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