The first step in the process to investigate the formation of an MEU is to conduct a feasibility study.
Municipal enterprises generate new local revenues that can be used for community-benefiting purposes.
Decorah is a leader in energy efficiency and locally-owned renewable energy. Let’s take it to the next level!
An MEU will allow us to own our energy future and determine our sources and distribution of energy.
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I've worked extensively on energy and climate policies in my career. The need to prevent the worst of the impacts of climate change by transitioning to cleaner forms of energy has never been more important. It's really exciting to be part of such efforts at this very local level.
I see real potential here. An MEU could provide all kinds of benefits that would make our community stronger, and Decorah is uniquely situated to pursue this exciting opportunity.
We have a golden opportunity. The Decorah utility franchise agreement expires on May 31, 2018. That gives us a chance to consider a municipal electric utility MEU. With an MEU we could enjoy one of the best economic and environmental opportunities available to us.
I am interested in a future where resilient, sustainable communities flourish throughout our country—and our world. A municipal electric utility would be a great step toward achieving this vision.
The onrushing challenges of global climate change require that we decarbonize our energy production and use. A municipal energy utility will allow us to create a renewable clean energy future for Decorah, keeping our energy dollars local, and making our community more resilient and sustainable.
There are many ways to get involved with Decorah Power. We need help with fundraising, PR, graphic design, and general buzz creation around town. If you’re interested in helping out, send us a note!
Decorah Power is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. We are fundraising to cover the cost of a feasibility study and other related activities. Community support is vital. Make your donation today!