Michigan AG Successfully Advocated for Ratepayer Savings, Carbon Emission Reductions, and Transparency in Political Spending

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that DTE Energy filed a settlement agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission that includes several improvements that AG Nessel has advocated for. Among these are agreements that DTE will expedite its timeline to end the use of coal-generated electricity; close a coal fired power plant that is considered the 3rd largest CO2 polluter in the country by CO2 emissions; donate $38 million to a variety of causes, including energy efficiency and renewable projects for low-income customers; provide transparency to its political donations through an annual public disclosure; expand consumer options to own their own renewable energy; and allocate a minimum of nearly $100 million to income-qualified electric energy waste reduction programs to lower both carbon emissions and customer electric bills.