Michigan families pay the highest electricity rates in the Midwest
In the last five years, DTE Energy has increased our rates four times, totaling $775 million in increases — with zero improvement in service.
While Michigan families struggle to pay out-of-control utility bills, DTE has spent millions on payouts to politicians and lobbyists working against climate policy.
Now DTE’s long-term plan to provide electricity for our state prioritizes returns for shareholders instead of reliability for customers. It’s time for DTE to put people over profits.
How DTE spends your money affects your health and community
Studies show that reducing coal-burning emissions reduces asthma attacks. Yet with nearly 860,000 Michigan adults suffering from asthma, DTE wants to keep their Monroe coal plant, the third dirtiest in the country, in operation until 2035.
And despite multiple recent power outages showing the importance of swift action to slow the increasingly intense storms and heat waves caused by climate change, DTE’s long-term plan would lock us into using fossil fuel gas power for decades and keep blocking community and rooftop solar while penalizing clean energy users.
We can’t let DTE spend our money to harm our health and communities.
Clean energy makes energy more affordable
Clean, renewable energy — like wind, solar, and energy efficiency — is more affordable than coal and fossil fuel gas.
Other major utility companies are investing in clean energy sources and energy efficiency to save customers money and protect our air, land, and water while DTE spends money on fossil fuels and burdens ratepayers with never-ending rate increases.
We pay the electricity bills and we deserve a say in how DTE spends our money. Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission it’s time to DTE’s unaffordable rates, failing infrastructure, and dirty energy in the past!
Take action today.
Write to the Michigan Public Service Commission and tell them it’s time to leave DTE’s unaffordable rates, failing infrastructure, and dirty energy in the past.