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

A report card for DTE Energy’s long-term plan shows nearly all failing grades, along with an A+ for lobbying against the public interest. The full report card can be found at

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 here.

“The report card criticizes DTE’s failure to ensure affordable energy bills for ratepayers and equitable access to clean energy. They have been accused of undervaluing customer-owned solar and energy efficiency, which can alleviate energy burdens and expedite the transition away from polluting fossil fuels.”

Read the full article at WGRT

Letter: We need reliable power in Michigan

wind turbines and solar panels

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 gamble, but a given. Distributed energy resources (DERs) are small-scale generation units that produce energy near where it is needed — for example, a solar array paired with battery storage at an individual business or family home. Increasing access to DERs, like solar panels and batteries, can help prevent future blackouts and save lives in the Great Lakes State. It’s the collaboration between utility companies like DTE, our state legislators, and grid operators that can make this possible. ”

Read the full letter at the Detroit News