Inviting you to a Conference Call
John Freeman, the Executive Director of GLREA and the Campaign Manager for the Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan ballot campaign will be holding a Conference Call on Thursday, May 10th at 11:00 am to explain the campaign and how you could help. The call in number is (515) 604-9930 and the access code is 897169#.
Purpose of the Campaign
The purpose of this Campaign is to increase the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 30% to be achieved by 2030. The current RPS is 15%.
This means that utilities will have to produce more electricity with renewable energy sources. This provides three great benefits:
- Homeowners, farmers and business will save money either by installing their own renewable energy system or if they buy electricity from a utility, it should cost less, because the cost of generating electricity from wind and solar has decreased dramatically.
- Renewable energy doesn’t generate any pollution as compared to burning coal or natural gas. This will promote better public health outcomes and reduces the threat of climate change.
- The growth of renewable energy creates jobs and promotes economic development.
Building a Campaign to Win
Polling shows strong support of 68% to 32% for increasing the RPS after positive and negative arguments were made. Because energy affects everybody, our goal is to build a broad base coalition of organizations and supporters to educate and encourage voter support for passage.
Please go to the campaign website at www.cleanenergyhealthymichigan.com and endorse the campaign, sign up for updates and make a contribution. But also make sure your GLREA membership dues are paid up. Go to www.GLREA.org to pay your dues.
So please call in at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 10th where you can learn more about the campaign and ask any questions. The call in number is (515) 604-9930 and the access code is 897169#.
For more information contact:
John Freeman (313) 655-7945 or John.Freeman@cleanenergyhealthyMichigan.com