Students call for climate action from UMich, demand University place ‘People Over Profit’
“We can say that we are no longer going to allow a private corporation controlled by a small group of callous and indifferent people to determine what the fate of this world will be. We can invest in our future, we can build a new paradigm and we can say that we are no longer going to accept the world as it is.”
“Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable”: Panelists Discuss Push to Replace DTE
Six local leaders and experts in sustainability and energy met to discuss the potential for public power in Ann Arbor. The event was the first of an ongoing series of round tables hosted by the organization Ann Arbor for Public Power.
Panelists to discuss idea for community-owned, clean-energy grid in Ann Arbor
"Supporters of forming a municipal electric utility to replace DTE Energy as Ann Arbor’s power provider are inviting the public to learn more about the idea."
From The Daily: The potential of public power
"Someone must 'spearhead' the development of this utility by promoting the concept to the community, discussing with the local government and handling legal aspects, and the University of Michigan is an institution large enough to do so if they wished."
The Michigan Daily
Community members protest for municipal energy ahead of City Council vote at city hall
Over 20 members of A2P2 protested in front of Larcom City Hall Tuesday night ahead of an Ann Arbor City Council vote to implement a feasibility study in creating a municipal energy utility.
University of Michigan students, activists call on Ann Arbor to ditch DTE Energy
"University of Michigan students and other members of activist group Ann Arbor for Public Power demonstrated along Huron Street ahead of a City Council meeting where city officials were considering the city’s energy future."
American Public Power Association
Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council Votes In Favor Of Public Power Feasibility Study
"As the resolution noted, the city’s A2Zero climate action plan calls for a transition to 100% renewable power by 2030. Municipalization is a legal and established means to achieve that goal, Ann Arbor for Public Power said, noting that 41 Michigan cities and towns operate public power utilities, and both the state constitution and city charter explicitly enable new ones."
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
Municipalization is the preferred answer to climate change and sustainability
With frustration growing over utility inaction with regard to climate change and clean energy, many are suggesting that municipalization (i.e., utility owned and operated by a local government versus an investor-owned utility) is the preferred answer to climate change and community sustainability. Greg Woodring, Ann Arbor Public Power will discuss municipalization as a preferred clean energy option for Michigan.