Urgent Response Needed for MGE Stakeholder Actionposted
An Important Note from D13 Resident Jon Standridge:
I am writing to personally ask you to take a very quick action to help preserve a livable future for us all.
The short version is that I am asking you to vote to urge MGE to create a plan to get our community to 100% renewable energy. You can vote here, right now: https://sites.google.com/view/community-vote-mge/home
The slightly longer version of the story explains why your help with this vote is important to me. I have been worried about climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels for a long time. Due to this concern, I have been working with a group of Madison Gas and Electric shareholders which has been encouraging MGE to move from burning coal to the use of renewable resources for energy production. In spite of MGE’s campaign advertising their leadership in green energy, in 2018, they were still getting 74% of their energy production from the burning of fossil fuels. This percentage is much higher than most of the utilities in Wisconsin and surrounding states.
This year our shareholders group submitted a resolution to be voted on by all shareholders, to create a plan outlining how MGE could move towards a goal of 100% renewable energy. Rather than allowing this vote to go forward, MGE chose to use new Securities and Exchange rules to block the vote. (If you're interested, you can read more about MGE blocking our proposal here.) Since we still think it is important for MGE to hear the community’s position regarding moving to cleaner energy production as soon as possible, our shareholders group has put together the web based poll in which I am asking you to participate. Please take a few seconds to weigh in on whether or not MGE should provide a report outlining how we can get to 100% renewable energy. Again, here is the link: https://sites.google.com/view/community-vote-mge/
We will share the results with MGE and the public to show the level of community support for a sustainable future. This poll provides a great opportunity to act locally on an important global issue. Please share this email with others. Our goal is to get at least 2000 people to participate before the end of the month.
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