Topic

renewable energy

30 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to City Council of Chesapeake

Support Solar Power Generation in Chesapeake

We the undersigned citizens of Chesapeake and the surrounding communities support the development of solar power in our city as a clean renewal energy resource. Solar power generation is compatible with the Comprehensive Plan objectives of encouraging the development of alternative energy sources and improving local air quality by reducing fossil fuel “smokestack” emissions across the state. Solar energy will reduce environmental degradation in Virginia and neighboring states caused by mountaintop removal mining, the disposal of new coal ash, the contamination of rivers from mining and fracking, and air pollution. Utility scale solar energy production - solar farms - will provide our city with cost-effective solutions while providing agricultural farm owners with options to increase their financial opportunities while safeguarding their land from permanent development. Many neighboring cities have seen unfettered encroachment within their rural areas. Solar power farms are a lower impact use of the land, reducing the pressure for residential development. Restricting solar farms to land zoned Industrial will have negative consequences. Acquiring existing industrial land is very costly and will make solar energy much more expensive, thus causing us to continue to use energy sources that cause far greater destruction to the our air, water, natural areas, and ultimately our health. Re-zoning currently agricultural land as industrial will, almost literally, pave the way for that land to be used much more intensively in the future. The advantage of the solar farm was that it was relatively low intensity and allowed the land to be used for other options, including farming, in the future.

Support Solar in Chesapeake
412 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to NERSA , Minister of Energy

Drop the price of Electricity by 40% to uplift SA

Eskom plans to increase tariffs by 20% a year and municipalities are already adding additional charges to your bill. The current high electricity prices threaten all South Africans, all businesses and every possibility of a prosperous economic future for you and generations to come. Furthermore, the amended Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) states you need to register and pay Nersa for your personal generators and solar panels. Non-compliance with any provision of the act is a criminal offence which is punishable by a fine of up to R5 million and imprisonment for up to 5 years. TOGETHER WE HAVE THE POWER TO REDUCE TARIFFS AND CHALLENGE THE ACT, RIGHT NOW, WITHOUT ANY EFFORT OR COST TO YOU. Explosive allegations of overcharging and inflated profits have been made in Parliament against Eskom by independent energy analyst, Ted Blom. He is now leading the charge for a 40% REDUCTION in tariffs as there is evidence we have been overcharged by both Eskom and municipalities for years. Ted Blom is presenting a case to the National Energy Regulator of SA at public hearings in each province throughout November. As part of the presentation, we need to show evidence, in the form of a petition, of a large number of South Africans troubled by high electricity costs and unnecessary charges. The goal is at least ONE MILLION signatures calling for a 40% REDUCTION in tariffs. AND WE’RE NOT STOPPING THERE When we reach our goal, we intend to take this matter further and into a legal challenge aimed at rescuing our economy by lowering the cost of electricity for every South African citizen and business. Electricity prices have been increased dramatically and without justification by municipalities and Eskom for many years. We are facing yet another increase which will push many businesses and individuals deeper into an already unaffordable situation. These unnecessary tariff hikes have stunted economic growth and destroyed job opportunities. The latest proposed increase will result in a loss of a further 180,000 jobs. HOW A 40% REDUCTION IN THE COST OF ELECTRICITY WILL BENEFIT YOU An immediate economic growth of between 3 and 6%. An immediate decrease in unemployment as over 1 million new jobs per year could be realised. Financial independence for the unemployed – 70% of which are under 35 years old. Improve SA’s outlook from a third world collapsing economy towards a first world prospering economy. Improved standard of living for you and your children. A shift in international credit ratings, away from junk status, which will stimulate investment. Improved economic & political stability. Create an opportunity for consumers to purchase electricity from Independent Power Producers, including renewables.

dropby40.co.za
36,062 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Jim Kenney, Darrell Clarke, Cindy Bass, Jannie Blackwell, Kenyatta Johnson, Curtis Jones, Maria D. Quinines Sanchez, Mark Squilla, Bobby Henon, Cherelle Parker, Brian J. O'Neill, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Allan Domb, Derek Green, David Oh, Helen Gym, William Greenlee, Al Taubenberger, Pamela A DeLissio, James R Roebuck Jr., Donna Bullock, Emilio Vazquez, Rosita Youngblood, Stephen Kinsey, Representative Chris Rabb, Angel Cruz, Jordan Harris, Art Haywood, Sharif Street, Vincent Hughes, Lawrence M Farnese Jr.

Stop Construction of a Polluting and Useless Power Plant!

Got Asthma?  Got Heart Disease? Got Dementia?  Want some?  No one does.  Don't allow a natural gas power plant to be built near you, or us.   Please sign the petition to prevent a polluting gas power plant from being constructed close to my city block, in Philadelphia.  37,000 people, 12 schools, 3 university campuses, and several day care centers operate within one mile of the site.  SEPTA (Southeastern Transportation Authority) has applied to build this natural gas power plant, in a low income neighborhood,  to generate electricity.  However, SEPTA has absolutely no need for increased electrical power. PA is a fracking state. The natural gas industry and SEPTA struck a deal back in 2012.  It's a health threat to us, and another investment in fossil fuel energy, and climate change.  The natural gas process, from drill site, to pipeline, compressor stations, and gas plant,  warms the global temperature more than other fossil fuels (oil and coal,) due to methane leaks. Please sign this petition to Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney and local legislators, asking them to prevent SEPTA's gas plant from being constructed.   Thank you!

Lynn Robinson
349 supporters