Michigan’s two major utilities announce increased commitment to renewables

Written by Andy Balaskovitz, Midwest Energy News


Michigan’s two largest utilities announced separate plans this week to increase their commitments to renewable energy based on the continued transition away from coal and in response to customer demand. On Tuesday, DTE Energy committed to cutting carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050, which includes adding 6,000 megawatts of renewable energy from wind and solar . . . On Monday, Consumers Energy announced a tariff it filed with state regulators that allows large commercial customers to purchase generation specifically from new renewable energy projects. Consumers said the three-year, voluntary pilot program is in direct response to growing demand from corporations for renewable energy.
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Photo by Consumers Energy / Creative Commons: Dedication of a Consumers Energy solar project at Western Michigan University in 2016.

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