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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

  • Rick Korndorfer
    signed 2018-03-27 16:23:04 -0400
  • Jane Lean
    signed 2018-03-27 15:28:12 -0400
    YES!!!!
  • Renee Latka
    signed 2018-03-27 13:28:36 -0400
  • Janis Wesley
    signed 2018-03-27 13:27:59 -0400
  • Gretchen Kronk
    signed 2018-03-27 11:30:36 -0400
  • Jim Maturen
    signed 2018-03-27 11:11:32 -0400
  • Tracy Barrilleaux
    signed 2018-03-27 11:06:24 -0400
  • Paul McCullough
    signed 2018-03-27 10:59:06 -0400
  • Heather Shumaker
    signed 2018-03-27 10:57:57 -0400
  • Christian Koch
    signed 2018-03-27 10:31:46 -0400
  • Ron Tschudy
    signed 2018-03-27 09:56:59 -0400
    Traverse City needs to be a PRESENCE on this issue, and this is the best way to get started on that.
  • Terri DeFilippo
    signed 2018-03-27 09:36:51 -0400
  • Melissa Hamp
    signed 2018-03-27 09:17:56 -0400
  • Sam Getsinger
    signed 2018-03-27 08:55:59 -0400
  • Kate Madigan
    signed 2018-03-27 08:54:39 -0400
  • Rick Brown
    signed 2018-03-27 08:54:34 -0400
    As a resident of TC, I would love to be able to say all my home energy needs are provided by renewable sources. Enough with dirty energy!
  • Mark VanderKlipp
    signed 2018-03-27 08:49:06 -0400
    This is a great goal and yet another way for our beautiful city to lead efforts to become independent of fossil fuels.
  • Deb Kuhn
    signed 2018-03-27 08:16:02 -0400
  • Katherine Roth
    signed 2018-03-27 03:07:53 -0400
  • Tom Bousamra
    signed 2018-03-26 20:22:11 -0400
  • Patrick Tobin
    signed 2018-03-26 19:40:18 -0400
  • Mary Van Valin
    signed 2018-03-26 19:37:28 -0400
    TCL&P is so well situated to lead on renewable energy! They are such good and hardworking people!
  • Karen Comella
    signed 2018-03-26 19:04:11 -0400
  • Bob Eichenlaub
    signed 2018-03-26 18:41:37 -0400
  • Christine Walter
    signed 2018-03-26 18:14:18 -0400
  • Alice Littlefield
    signed 2018-03-26 18:00:11 -0400
  • E Paxson
    signed 2018-03-26 14:43:54 -0400
    Liz Paxson
  • John Wierenga
    signed 2018-03-26 14:07:04 -0400
    John Wierenga
  • Brigid Hart
    signed 2018-03-26 13:31:09 -0400
    Brigid Hart
  • Pat Bazley
    signed 2018-03-26 11:49:20 -0400
    Pat Bazley

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