DTE Ordered To Explain Power Shutoffs

Feb 6, 2018

(MPRN-Lansing) A state commission will take a hard look at DTE Energy’s past improper shutoffs. The Michigan Public Service Commission will hold an evidentiary hearing against the company. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Some DTE Energy customers say the utility is bullying them for refusing smart meters, and they want the state Legislature to do something about it. 


(MPRN-Lansing) There’s been a shakeup at the agency responsible for Michigan energy policy. People are being re-assigned as the agency’s leader leaves state government for the private sector. 

A wind farm in Idaho (file photo)
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Update: As of December 18, Congress had scrapped this part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The AWEA says the tax credits will be phased out in 2019 as planned.

Opponents say the proposed federal tax plan working its way through the Senate could stunt the growth of wind energy in Michigan.

A trade group says it would make it harder for companies to recover the cost of building wind turbines through tax credits. 

Karen Douglas / Kalamazoo Nature Center

The Kalamazoo Nature Center unveils a new solar panel array Wednesday to mark the summer solstice. The panels generate a third of the power needed to run the Nature Center.