As you’ve been hearing from us the past few weeks, DTE Energy has asked state regulators to approve the construction of a new one billion dollar natural gas plant. Their proposal would increase Michigan’s reliance on natural gas for energy even though a mix of renewables and energy efficiency can power Michigan’s grid at a lower cost than fossil fuels. Renewables like solar and wind are better for our health, our environment, and our economy. Safer, smarter renewable energy options will also be cheaper than gas by as much as $1.2 billion.
On April 5th, 2018, Power Up Michigan coalition partners, including the Ecology Center, sent a powerful message by delivering a petition signed by more than 10,000 of DTE Energy’s customers to the company’s headquarters in Detroit. The petition urged the utility company to cancel plans for the natural gas plant and instead invest in clean, renewable, and efficient energy solutions.
Thank you to the hundreds of you who took action to send a message to DTE’s CEO Jerry Anderson. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new information pertaining to the case becomes available. The Michigan Public Service Commission’s decision on the natural gas plant proposal is due April 27th.
Published on April 25, 2018