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Thirty eight percent and rising!

Posted by SEEDS on Jun 03 , 2019 - 05:11 pm

The City of Traverse is making progress towards its 2020 goal of meeting 100% of its operational electricity demand with clean, renewable energy sources.

In 2018, Traverse City began purchasing the power generated by a local 1MW solar array. So, while total electricity usage for the City increased by nearly 10%, the Greenhouse Gasses associated with this use decreased by about 30% due to the change in power source.

In 2018, 38% of the City's operational electricity was supplied by clean, renewable energy. The rest of Traverse City Light & Power's renewable portfolio was at 9.2%.

Did you know? Anyone in Michigan can ask your electric company to give you their "Green Rate" and make sure your electricity is 100% renewable! 


Seeking Emerging Leaders at the Leading Edge of the Clean Energy Economy

SEEDS is a proud partner of the 5th annual Midwest Energy News '40 Under 40' awards program that seeks to highlight emerging leaders throughout the region who work to accelerate America's transition to a clean energy economy!

The program is open to all who are under 40 at the time of their nomination. We are looking to showcase leaders from all sectors - including industry, government, regulatory, business, academia, non-profit and advocacy - and nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm CT on August 2.

Do you know a strong emerging leader who fits these criteria? Nominate your leader(s) today!

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