Residents, businesses, and organizations have shown their desire for clean energy. Our community needs to build upon this momentum.
If we change our utility’s business model, we can make the transition to clean energy while keeping prices low.
Energy poverty exists in our city and we can help people insulate their homes through targeted programs. We can reinvest our utility’s earnings in a better, smarter grid that helps us all lower our electricity use.
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Dear Council Member ____________________,
The Climate Crisis is the defining issue of our time. It affects all of us, and it affects vulnerable populations first and worst.
I ask the Harrisonburg City Council to:
1. Request to direct our electric utility to provide 50% solar and wind energy for our electric grid by 2025 and 100% by 2030.
2. Improve energy efficiency by 25% in municipal and school buildings by 2025 reducing long-term energy costs.
3. Create programs that incentivize weatherization and energy efficiency to reduce energy costs for residential and commercial properties. By making homes and apartments more energy-efficient, we make housing more affordable.