Tag: DTE Energy

LIVE: Utilities that have and have not suspended disconnects amid COVID-19

EPI is tracking which utilities are suspending disconnections during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as regulators that are mandating suspensions.

/ March 13, 2020

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

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

Click to jump to the utility case studies. I. Introduction In the fall of 2017, a parade of paid actors, pretending to be concerned residents, lined up to offer public...

/ December 10, 2019

Report details utilities’ use of charitable giving to influence politics

Utilities' charitable giving a massive part of their political operations, used to manipulate support from low-income communities and communities of color.

/ December 9, 2019
Electric Utilities Political Machine

How Market Power Gives Electric Utilities Political Power

John Farrell from the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) explains how utilities use political power to block the transition to renewable energy in this guest post.

/ November 26, 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
Duke Energy's Sutton Gas Plant

Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade

Many of the nation's largest utilities are planning to slow down their efforts to decarbonize, according to the companies' own goals.

/ June 25, 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

FCC filings detail additional link between MidAmerican and anti-solar REAL Coalition

Documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission may help solve the mystery of who is behind the REAL Coalition, a pro-utility front group which has opposed a solar-friendly policy in...

/ April 30, 2019