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.
Episode 28: Dismantling DTE w/Greg Woodring
Joel chats with Greg Woodring of Ann Arbor for Public Power. A2P2 is an organization working to bring municipal power to Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor voters could ultimately decide on shift away from DTE Energy
City Council voted 11-0 Tuesday night, Sept. 7, to ask the city’s Energy Commission to make a recommendation by Dec. 31 on whether the city should undertake a feasibility study to explore options.
‘Literally power to the people.’ Ann Arbor group gearing up for ballot campaign
“By having a municipal authority, we can democratize power delivery in this town,” said state Sen. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor. “That means that all of us who for years and years have been going to rallies and saying, ‘Power to the people! Power the people!’ ... this is literally power to the people.”
American Public Power Association
Ann Arbor, Mich., Council Member To Make Proposal Related To Public Power Feasibility Study
“The recent multi-day power outage has prompted a lot of conversation in our community about improving the reliability of our electricity and the city’s relationship with DTE, specifically,” wrote Nelson in a recent blog posted on her website.
Energy News Network
To build energy resilience in Michigan, we must challenge DTE
While DTE postures as an important ally in a swift transition to carbon neutrality, the facts paint a starkly different picture. With 58% of its electricity generated by coal, DTE is one of the dirtiest utilities in the country. The utility throws its political weight behind legislation that consolidates its power and hinders distributed generation. And with absurd rate hikes and notoriously unreliable service, DTE undermines local resilience.
City Government receives record number of calls supporting Municipalization Last Tuesday, Feb. 9th, Ann Arbor’s Energy commission was inundated with calls from Ann Arbor residents who voiced their support for Municipalization. Municipalization is the process of transitioning from using a private utility, in this case the private energy utility DTE, towards using a city owned...