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."
City Council Initiates Public Power Feasibility Study
. City Council Initiates Public Power Feasibility Study Last night, the Ann Arbor City Council unanimously adopted a resolution initiating a feasibility study for a municipal electric utility (muni). This is a critical step towards placing the local electric grid under public control. Ann Arbor for Public Power, a nonprofit grassroots citizen group, has...
On Tuesday, January 18, Ann Arbor for Public Power, a nonprofit citizen group working towards a municipal electric utility (muni), will stage a rally at 6pm in front of City Hall. The rally will be immediately prior to the City Council meeting at 7pm. On Council’s meeting agenda is a resolution beginning the process of...
Ann Arbor Energy Commission Endorses Public Power Study
Last night the Ann Arbor Energy Commission unanimously adopted a resolution recommending that City Council authorize a municipal electric utility (muni) feasibility study. A municipal electric utility is a city-owned utility that provides electric power to all its residents. There are currently 41 Michigan cities and towns served by munis. Last night’s vote culminates a...
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.
New Ann Arbor SEU plan doesn’t offer clean path to 100% renewable energy by 2030. Ann Arbor for Public Power supports the goals of a sustainable energy utility (SEU) for Ann Arbor, but not as a substitute for pursuing municipalization of the local electric grid.