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Our statement regarding the MPSC’s approval of the DTE IRP settlement agreement

A video recording of this week’s community webinar is available for download.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum Fisk Advocacy Communications,  Advocates forced DTE […]

MPSC approves settlement agreement describing DTE’s operations for next 20 years

“The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) approved a settlement between DTE Energy and 21 environmental, clean energy, and consumer advocacy organizations during its meeting Wednesday morning. DTE and the negotiating […]

Advocates win faster coal phase-out from DTE

“Following pushback from ratepayer and clean energy advocates who argued DTE Energy was moving too slowly away from fossil fuels, the electricity utility has agreed to exit coal-fired power production […]

Our statement regarding the DTE settlement agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 CONTACT: Stephanie Cepak, Byrum Fisk Advocacy Communications, Advocates force pollution cuts, clean energy investments to help customers in DTE’s energy plan, amid […]

Fossil fuel gas makes the country’s power grid vulnerable

Fossil fuel gas plants have grown in popularity over the past fifteen years; this year, these plants will produce 41% of the nation’s power. They’re also contributing to power outages […]

74,000 DTE customers without power after thunderstorm

“The state’s two largest utilities, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy − which have been under fire for months from customers and lawmakers − are scrambling to repair lines as quickly and safely as possible with close […]

Clean energy and environmental justice groups critique DTE Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan

A broad coalition of clean energy, environmental justice, and consumer advocacy organizations graded DTE’s proposed plan, looking at clean energy benefits, affordability, and equity. You can view the report card […]

DTE technology issues leave 2,500 Waterford residents without power during heat wave

“Crews had been working to upgrade a primary cable when the back-up, called a secondary cable, failed. Technical issues with a portable substation generator caused further delays, [a DTE spokesman] […]

DTE stays profitable while shutting off power for thousands

In this powerful March 2022 article produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Outlier Media, Sarah Alvarez revealed how DTE disconnected power for residents hundreds of thousands of […]

Letter: We need reliable power in Michigan

Will Kenworthy, Vote Solar’s Regulatory Director, Midwest wrote a letter to the Detroit News calling for reliable power in our state. He wrote: “In 2023, access to electricity shouldn’t be a […]