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June Newsletter

Summer is here and the sun is shining! Read below about how solar could power our communities, rather than outdated and polluting coal. 

Solar is Coming

This spring, the Common Council of the City of Racine adopted the Paris Accord agreeing to work toward reducing carbon emissions in half by 2015 and approaching carbon neutrality by 2050. When the United States expressed its intention to withdraw from the Paris Accord, many municipalities stepped up to make a pledge of their own. Since then, the city has applied for a grant to get technical assistance to help plan for new solar installations on government buildings. Also, they are seeking a grant from the WI Office of Energy Innovation to underwrite the development of a comprehensive city energy plan. 
Also, on June 5, the Racine city council approved application to join the Wisconsin Green Tier Legacy Communities, an organization that provides resources, information about grants, and opportunities to network with other municipalities regarding their energy plans and sustainability projects. There is a movement among many cities and counties to embrace renewable energy. This may lead utilities such as We Energies to discard the outmoded policies that discourage renewable energy and to find new ways to collaborate with communities that are eager to lower their greenhouse emissions and save money.

Volunteer Needed: Webmaster

Do you have experience updating or maintaining a website? Are you interested in fighting dirty coal and promoting clean energy? This volunteer role might be the right fit for you! Send an email to cleanpowercoalition@gmail.com for more details.

80+ Attend "Reinventing Power" Screening

Over 80 people attended the Racine screening of "Reinventing Power" last week. State Assembly Rep. Greta Neubauer and Elizabeth Hittman of Milwaukee Shines spoke at the event. Keep Reading

Air Monitoring Plan Moves Forward

The Clean Power Coalition is moving forward with a plan monitor the air around the Oak Creek coal plants using PurpleAir monitors. More details soon!

"Coal is Literally a Dead End"

An excellent Op-Ed by Carl Lindner, a coalition member, was published in Urban Milwaukee. You can read it here.

 

Upcoming Events

Just Solar Principles

Join Faith Communities for Equitable Solar in generating guiding principles for Wisconsin's solar industry, rooted in our values of justice, equity, and inclusion.

Clean Power Coalition Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting! The July meeting will be held at the Eco Justice Center, 7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI 53402, on Tuesday, July 17th, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Pizza and snacks available.

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