Tag: DTE Energy

Amid controversies, DTE Energy continues to spend big in Michigan and nearly every lawmaker accepts

93% of legislators have taken DTE Energy money during their careers

/ September 28, 2022

Utility front groups spending on disinformation advertising

The Energy and Policy Institute launched a new tracking tool that exposes up to $2.4 million in spending on advertising by 14 utility front groups in the last year.  Utilities...

/ September 23, 2022
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Utilities that support Inflation Reduction Act are members of trade groups attacking it

Utilities have said climate bill would be good for them and their customers, but some of their trade groups like the Chamber of Commerce and NAM are trying to kill...

/ August 4, 2022

Utility executive contributions surge in Minnesota state senate race

Out-of-state utility execs flood campaign in a district with a population of just 85,000

/ August 1, 2022
DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

New Michigan front group with connections to DTE Energy launches ahead of the elections

Protect Our Values, a new dark money front group with connections to DTE Energy appears to be preparing to send messages to voters this election season. Protect Our Values was...

/ July 5, 2022

Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future

Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future is a 501(c)(4) front group launched in August 2020 that promotes fossil gas to support emission...

/ June 30, 2022

List of deceptive RNG and hydrogen projects proposed by utilities

List of deceptive RNG and hydrogen projects proposed by utilities Both gas and electric utilities are using the promise of green hydrogen and RNG as a justification to build gas...

/ January 6, 2022

Michigan utilities’ front groups begin misleading ad campaigns ahead of a vote on energy legislation

Two front groups with connections to DTE Energy and Consumers Energy launched a Facebook ad campaign last week ahead of a possible vote on solar energy legislation. DTE Energy’s Alliance...

/ March 30, 2021
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA green-lights new potential fees on distributed solar by local utilities

TVA has approved a new rate structure which allows the 153 local power companies that buy power from the federal agency to charge new fees to solar customers, according to...

/ February 1, 2021
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Utilities and their executives spent tens of thousands to support Republicans in Georgia Senate runoff

Oil, gas, and coal company PACs spent too in failed efforts to keep GOP Senate control

/ January 19, 2021