An Energy Partnership / Climate Solution for Tucson?
|Wednesday, February 18, 2015|
|6:30 pm||to||8:30 pm|
(Note Special LOCATION, DATE, & TIME)
6:30pm to 8:30pm
University of Arizona, Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), Room 103
Do you know that the production of electricity in Tucson accounts for over 60% of Tucson’s climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions?
Imagine the City of Tucson joined in a “clean energy partnership” with Tucson Electric Power and Southwest Gas, sharing a goal to reduce greenhouse gases in our region 80% by 2050 and “do our part” to stem the worst effects of global warming. Imagine the local jobs created in the solar industry, energy storage and clean mobility, energy efficiency, building retrofits and appro-priate design.
Imagine the partnership is made up of high-level representatives of TEP and SWG as well as from the Mayor’s office and City Council – with the Board be made up of decision-makers from their respective organizations.
Just such a partnership has already begun in Minnesota between the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy (their electricity provider) and CenterPoint Energy (their natural gas supplier).
Sustainable Tucson and other Co-sponsors are bringing John Farrell, policy director at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and one of the participants in this first-in-the-nation partnership, to tell the story about how this came to be and what the future holds for Minneapolis.
Join us the evening of Feb.18th to learn about this important turn in City/Utility relationships and to show support for climate solutions here in Tucson. In preparation, watch John make the economic case for solar energy in Tucson:
Help bring John to Tucson.
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If you are more of a time volunteer, we are looking for partners to table at outreach events like the Peace Fair, and participate in our annual Envision Tucson Sustainable festival. For helpful opportunities to create a more Sustainable Tucson contact: Paula Schlusberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors open at 6:30. Program starts at 7:00.
Co-sponsors to date:
Local First Arizona
Tucson Pima Metropolitan Energy Commission
City of Tucson Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich
Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce
University of Arizona Office of Sustainability
University of Arizona Students for Sustainability
Mrs. Green’s World
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Progressive Democrats of America
Center for Biological Diversity
Southern Arizona Green for All
Citizens Climate Lobby – Tucson Chapter
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