Vote FOR renewable energy on November 8
SPET SPOTLIGHT: Community Energy Leverage Fund – Energy Conservation Works
One of fifteen proposed projects on the 2022 SPET (Specific Purpose Excise Tax) ballot, the Community Energy Leverage Fund of Energy Conservation Works would “help fund community solar and/or local renewable energy generation projects.”
If approved, the $5M of SPET money “could be used as local matching funds to secure local, state and federal funding. In addition to renewable projects, the money could support alternative fuel transportation projects, energy audits, planning, design, and construction, of energy conservation and emissions reductions projects benefiting Teton County,” according to the application. Approving this project is an opportunity for our community to invest in renewable energy sources, reduce our carbon footprint, and promote a more sustainable future for Jackson Hole.
Vote FOR renewable energy on your November 8 ballot, or by voting early starting September 23!
SPET 101: Some Basic Background
- Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) measures allow our community to approve (or veto) important investments in our local community recommended by our elected representatives
- These investments are funded with the 6th penny of sales tax, which is paid in large part by visitors
- SPET measures are approved by a simple majority (>50%) of FOR votes
- You may vote FOR as many measures as you like, or all of them – they don’t “compete” against each other
- Early voting begins on September 23 and runs through election day, November 8, 2022
- Make sure you turn your ballot over and vote on the measures on both sides!