CWP Leads & Learns at Solar Lobby Day in Lansing
On Tuesday, February 19th, people of faith and climate advocates alike gathered at the Central United Methodist Church in Lansing to prepare for a day of legislative meetings and coalition building in support of solar energy production in Michigan. Michigan’s solar industry has been a major success, employing more than 4,000 Michiganders while allowing Michigan residents and businesses to reduce their electricity costs by generating their own clean, renewable energy.
However, a current rate increase proposal by DTE Energy pending before the Public Service Commission would slam the brakes on rooftop solar energy. CWP partners at churches across West Michigan - including Christians at Church of the Servant and Plymouth United Church of Christ whose buildings have solar panels - eagerly arrived and held meetings with Representatives and Senators who were receptive.
The Climate Witness Project encourages partners across the United States to organize and schedule legislative meetings, support solar energy production, and speak boldly to their elected officials to protect God’s protection.