Category: DTE Energy

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report DTE Energy DTE Energy is a utility holding company with natural gas, electric, and pipeline business segments. The company serves 2.2 million electric customers and 1.3 million...

/ December 10, 2019
DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

DTE Energy sets net-zero emissions goal by 2050 for electric subsidiary, but gas investments raise doubts about seriousness

“If you don’t have a good pathway to get there you either fail at the goal or do stupid things along the way,” a DTE executive said about utilities' net-zero...

/ September 26, 2019

DTE executive tells lawmakers battery storage is not suitable for Michigan as advocates slam its resource plan

Updated on September 10 with a response from DTE Energy DTE Energy has been sharply criticized in recent weeks over its integrated resource plan filing, in which the company proposed...

/ September 3, 2019

Michigan PSC rebuffs ALJ recommendation, allows DTE Energy to force customers to pay EEI dues

When the Michigan Public Service Commission approved a $273.3 million rate increase for DTE Electric earlier this month, renewable energy and environmental advocates were moderately satisfied. The PSC approved an...

/ May 16, 2019

DTE Energy aims to continue its gas buildout as it proposes to leave coal by 2040

DTE Energy announced a plan to retire its coal-fired power plants by 2040 on Friday, but the utility is preserving the option to build more gas-burning power plants while the...

/ April 2, 2019
DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

Utility Front Group ‘Michigan Energy Promise’ Emerges to Rally DTE Energy Foundation Recipients to Target Solar Industry

Michigan Energy Promise, a new front group with strong ties to the Michigan monopoly utility, DTE Energy, recently began backing the utility’s arguments against rooftop solar power. The group’s appearance...

/ March 5, 2019

Bill Wehrum: A top Trump official at EPA delivers for former utility industry clients

Update for September 18, 2018: As first reported today by E&E News, EPA’s Bill Wehrum has filed a recusal letter that names former clients, including the Utility Air Regulatory Group, Dominion Energy...

/ September 18, 2018

Gas Continues to Drive Profits for DTE Energy as Utility Breaks Ground for New Power Plant and NEXUS Pipeline Nears Completion

Coming off of a record earnings year in which DTE Energy reported $1.134 billion in net income, the company revised its earnings guidance for analysts last month and now expects...

/ August 21, 2018
Consumers Energy wind turbine

Michigan Utility Executives and Employees Increasing Political Contributions

An Energy and Policy Institute analysis of Michigan Secretary of State campaign data from 2007 through the first four months of 2018 identified at least $6.5 million in contributions from...

/ April 27, 2018