Smart energy policy is driven by policymakers who recognize keeping our energy supply reliable, affordable, and sustainable is vital to Michigan’s future.
The Alliance for Michigan Power knows how important it is to know where your candidates stand on issues like energy before you head to the polls. That’s why we asked candidates for Governor, State Senate and the State House of Representatives questions to understand their views on energy policy and critical energy issues.
You’ve probably heard that DTE has raised eyebrows across Michigan and the entire country by announcing an ambitious new plan. DTE is going beyond its commitment of 80% carbon reduction to a new goal of reaching for “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050.
We recently discussed some of the ways local energy providers work to support local communities by participating in an array of community-focused projects and initiatives. Today, we want to take some time to recognize some other ways local providers are giving back to help support everything from good old summertime fun to wildlife restoration and environmental education to economic and neighborhood development in communities across the state.
Summer is heating up—and with the higher temperatures come increased energy use and greater demand. All of these factors can have a significant impact on the rates we pay for electricity. That’s why now is a good time to take a look back at some of our previous discussions on rates and infrastructure investments.