MEC cheers DTE plan to add clean energy, slash carbon emissions

Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb issued the following statement in reaction to DTE Energy's announcement that it will add 6,000 megawatts of renewable energy and cut its carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050.

"This is great news for DTE customers, who will save money on their electric bills, and for all Michigan residents, since DTE's plan will mean cleaner air and water and a stronger statewide economy.

"Renewables are now the cheapest ways to produce power in Michigan, so the substantial new investments DTE is making in clean energy will keep electricity affordable and protect customers from future price spikes, since wind and solar energy are free fuels. These new investments in homegrown renewable power will also create jobs for installers, technicians and manufacturers up and down Michigan's substantial clean energy supply chain.
"We applaud DTE for shifting away from fossil fuels and leading the way toward a 21st century energy system in Michigan."


Andy McGlashen
Michigan Environmental Council

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