[Rochester] Petition Delivery to RPU: Keep Rochester 100% Renewable Register

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Tue, Jun 25, 2024; 3:45 PM4:30 PM  (Central)

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[Rochester] Petition Delivery to RPU: Keep Rochester 100% Renewable

Calling all clean air and clean energy lovers! We're delivering our petition to the Rochester Public Utility Board encouraging them to continue to explore all options for our 2030 power and avoid investments in methane gas. We need you to help deliver the petitions during their meeting!

4000 E River Rd NE #2813, Rochester, MN 55906, USA

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Organized By: North Star Chapter

Location: 4000 E River Rd NE #2813, Rochester, MN 55906, USA

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Event Organizers:
Kris Acuna
   kristoffer.acuna@sierraclub.org
   (612) 203-2485

Join us as we deliver our petition to the Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) Board, urging them to reconsider their investment in a new 50 MW methane gas peaker plant. Your support is crucial in advocating for clean energy solutions that benefit our community and environment.

What: Petition Delivery during Public Comment at RPU Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 25th, from 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Outside the RPU Community Room, 4000 E River Rd NE #2813, Rochester, MN 55906

Rochester Public Utilities is currently planning where our electricity will come from in 2030 and beyond. RPU has committed to 100% renewable energy by 2030, however, it is currently considering a 50-megawatt methane gas peaker plant. 

Despite assurances from RPU that no final decision has been made, the utility has begun moving forward as if to build the plant, citing permitting and supply chain issues. Our community needs to plan how to reduce our current fossil fuel consumption and eliminate its future use. With billions of dollars available for energy efficiency and retrofits, clean energy, and transportation through the Inflation Reduction Act, there is no reason we can’t pass on gas and stop pollution inside and out.

Join us in delivering our message to Rochester Public Utilities urging them to prioritize clean energy in their final 2030 Power Plan! Join us to:

Deliver the petition: Help us present our goal of 200 signatures to the RPU Board during the public comment period
Learn More: Engage with fellow advocates and learn more about the movement for clean air and healthy communities.

Your participation will make a powerful statement. Let’s come together to celebrate our collective efforts and push for a greener future. We hope to see you there!

You can view, sign, and share the petition here.

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