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Apex Clean Energy's Mich. Wind Project Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
Apex Clean Energy, DTE
Date: 2019-10-02
In Michigan, the Isabella County Planning Commission reports approval of Charlottesville, Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy's site plan for 82 of a planned 136 turbine turbine wind farm slated for construction in Nottawa and Gilmore townships.

Site preparation is underway for an expected construction startup and completion in 2020. Apex Clean Energy epectd to sell the entire farm to DTE Energy. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, Morning Sun, 1 Oct., 2019)Contact: Apex Clean Energy, 434-220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apex Clean Energy,  DTE,  Wind,  DTE,  


DTE Energy Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050 (Ind. Report)
DTE Energy
Date: 2019-09-27
In the Motor City, DTE Energy reports it is committing to achieve net carbon neutrality by the year 2050. To that end, the Detroit utility plans to work on carbon capture and sequestration CCS), energy storage storage technologies, and even "advanced modular nuclear" technology, according to DTE COO Trevor Lauer. (Source: DTE, Michigan NPR, 26 Sept., 2019)Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, dimitryi@dteenergy.com, www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  Carbon Neutral ,  


Dominion Energy Supports Carbon Tax (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy,CEO Climate Dialogue
Date: 2019-05-17
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy, which relies heavily on nuclear power and is rapidly expanding its solar portfolio, reports it is joining the CEO Climate Dialogue, a coalition of corporations and environmental groups in support of a carbon tax and other measures designed to reduce CO2 emissions.

CEO Climate Dialogue is aiming for economy-wide carbon emission reductions of 80 pct or more by 2050, with aggressive near- and mid-term emission reductions commensurate with that goal.

The group also "aims to build bipartisan support for climate policies that will increase regulatory and business certainty, reduce climate risk, and spur investment and innovation needed to meet science-based emissions reduction targets." BP, Shell, BG&E, DTE Energy, Exelon and other energy majors are among the group's membership. (Source: Dominion Energy, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 16 May, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Thomas F. Farrell, CEO, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com; CEO Climate Dialogue, http://business.edf.org/blog/tag/ceo-climate-dialogue

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Carbon Tax,  CEO Climate Dialogue,  


GM Increases Wind Energy Investment (Ind. Report)
General Motors
Date: 2019-03-08
In the Motor City, automaker General Motors (GM) reports it will purchase 300,000 MWh of renewable wind power from DTE Energy to run its Warren Tech Center as well as most of its world headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.

In February, Ford Motor Company made a similar commitment to procure 500,000 MWh of locally sourced Michigan wind energy via DTE's MIGreen Power Program.

Among its clean energy efforts, GM is a member of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance as well as an early signatory of RE100, which is a collaborative global initiative that brings together influential businesses that are committed to 100 pct renewable power and the delivery of renewable electricity.

DTE Energy, which has 13 wind parks in Michigan, plans to double its renewable energy capacity over the next five years, investing in another $2 billion by 2024. The utility also proposes to build at least 3,000 additional MW of solar and wind energy over the next 20 years. DTE currently produces about 1,000 MW of primarily wind renewable energy. (Source: GM, Crains Detroit Business, Hydrogen Fuel News, 4 Mar., 2019)Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, dimitryi@dteenergy.com, www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE,  DTE MIGreen,  General Motors,  Wind,  


DTE, Ford Partner on Detroit Wind Energy Project (Ind. Report)
DTE Energy
Date: 2019-02-22
In the Motor City, Ford Motor Co. reports it has committed to 100 pct renewable energy to power its Dearborn Truck Plant and several other buildings in metro Detroit. To that end, DTE Energy Co.'s MIGreenPower program will supply approoximately 500,000 mWh of wind power, enough to power about 225,000 homes, to Ford.

Ford is the first industrial company to take advantage of the DTE MIGreenPower program under which customers pay a premium to support renewable energy capacity. Michigan's 2016 energy law mandated utilities to create a green pricing program for customers.

DTE Energy, which has 13 wind parks in Michigan, plans to double its renewable energy capacity over the next five years, investing in another $2 billion by 2024. The utility also proposes to build at least 3,000 additional MW of solar and wind energy over the next 20 years. DTE currently produces about 1,000 MW of primarily wind renewable energy.(Source: DTE Energy, Crain's Detroit, Feb., 2019) Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, dimitryi@dteenergy.com, www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Ford,  Wind,  


Notable Quote
DTE
Date: 2019-01-21
"With the demand for electricity declining due to increased energy efficiency, and given existing and planned investments in cleaner natural gas and renewables, DTE does not foresee a significant capacity need until 2030 after its Belle River (coal and natural gas) power plant retires."

"Assumptions about the future costs, viability, and reliability of increasing levels of renewables and energy efficiency are critical to determining the optimal resource portfolio to serve our (DTE) customers -- and these assumptions can change significantly over the course of just a few years." -- Irene Dimitry, DTE, Jan., 2019) (Source: DTE, Crain's Detroit Business, 20 Jan., 2019) )Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, dimitryi@dteenergy.com, www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE,  Renewable Energy,  


DTE Adding Landfill Gas to Renewables Portfolio (Ind. Report)
DTE Energy
Date: 2018-11-19
In August, Detroit-headquartered utility DTE Energy reported the ground breaking on its first dairy Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project, which is expected to come online in 2019. in Wisconsin.

DTE is now seeking to expand its RNG capacity and assets as it plans to retire 6,400 MW of coal generation by 2040 while adding around 7,500 MW of renewable and gas generation during the same period. (Source: DTE, Energy Insider, 14 Nov., 2018)Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  Landfill Gas,  


Wisconsin Renewable Natural Gas Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Methane,DTE
Date: 2018-08-10
In Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, in partnership with Detroit-based DTE Energy, is reporting ground breaking on the state's first rewewable natural gas (RNG) project.

The project will use underground anaerobic digesters to process daily cattle manure into methane gas that will then be converted into RNG transportation fuel.

According to DTE VP for Business Development Kevin Dobson, the process will reduce yearly greenhouse gas emissions significantly -- equivalent to removing 9,200 vehicles from the road and saving five million gallons of gasoline. The project is expected to be in operation early next year. (Source: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, WBAY Action News 2, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, J.J Pagel, CEO, (920) 388-3333, www.pagelsponderosa.com; DTE Energy, Kevin Dobson, Business Dev., www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Natural Gas,  DTE,  anaerobic digestion,  Methane ,  


DTE Considering Southern Michigan Wind Project (Ind. Report(
DTE Energy
Date: 2018-07-25
Detroit-headquartered utility DTE Energy is report to be planning the installation of 50 to 70 wind turbines in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan, and to that end has made a presentation to Branch County commissioners in Coldwater. A DTE spokesperson says the project is still in the "development stage." (Source: DTE, Daily Reporter, AP, 23 July, 2018) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  Wind,  


Michigan Utilities Set 50 pct - 2030 Clean Energy Goal (Ind Report)
DTE, Consumers Energy
Date: 2018-05-23
Building on an agreement with Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan -- a grassroots ballot campaign to protect Michigan's air and water by increasing the state's use of renewable energy -- DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are reporting an acceleration of clean energy plans and setting a 50 pct Clean Energy Goal to be reached by 2030.

In keeping with the agreement, Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan has mothballed plans to submit more than 350,000 signatures they collected in support of a clean energy initiative that would have called for an increase to the state's renewable portfolio standard. DTE and Consumers Energy intend to achieve their 50 pct by 2030 green goal through increased energy efficiency and renewable energy investments. Michigan legislation requires utilities to source 15 pct of their power from renewable sources by 2021. (Source: Healthy Michigan, DTE, Energy Insider, 22 May, 2018) Contact: Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan, www.cleanenergyhealthymichigan.com; DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com; Consumers Energy, Patti Poppe, CEO, www.ConsumersEnergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE,  Consumers Energy,  Clean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


DTE Green Bonds to Support Low-Carbon Projects (Ind. Report)
DTE Energy
Date: 2018-05-02
Jackson-based DTE Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is reporting its inaugural offering of $525 million in green bonds to finance low-carbon, clean energy projects. DTE is the nation's fifth investment-grade energy company -- and the first company in Michigan -- to sell green bonds.

With a maturity of 30 years at an annual fixed coupon of 4.05 pct, DTE green bonds will be used to help fund the development and construction of solar arrays and wind farms, including the transmission infrastructure to support renewable energy facilities as well as strengthen energy efficiency programs to help Michigan residents and businesses save energy and reduce bills.

DTE Energy's portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. (Source: DTE Energy, PR, 1 May, 2018) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Bond,  DTE Energy,  Low-Carbon Energy,  


DTE Plans Doubling Renewable Power by 2022 (Ind. Report)
DTE Energy
Date: 2018-04-02
Jackson-based DTE Energy, Michigan's largest utility reports its latest plans to comply with Michigan's renewable energy portfolio standards include a doubling renewable energy production from 1,000 to 2,000 megawatts annually, primarily from wind power.

DTE plans to bring two wind energy projects that are already in the works online by 2019, and build two more that will go online by 2022. The company also plans to invest in another 300 megawatts of wind energy capacity to serve businesses that want to participate in a voluntary green energy program. (Source: DTE, Michigan NPR, 30 Mar., 2018) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  Wind,  


Invenergy Refinancing 110.4-MW Michigan Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-02-14
Chicago-headquartered renewable energy developer Invenergy Wind LLC reports it has secured debt from existing and new lenders -- Natixis, Norddeutsche Landesbank, Zions Bancorporation, and Siemens Financial Services -- to refinance the 110.4-MW Gratiot County wind farm in Michigan.

The Gratiot County wind farm near the village of Breckenridge, is powered by 69 General Electric turbines of 1.6 MW each. The facility has been onlione since 2012, selling its output to utility DTE Energy under a 20-year PPA through 2032. (Source: Invenergy Wind LLC, Renewables Now, Others, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400, https://invenergyllc.com/what-we-do/wind

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


Ameren Missouri Commits to Major Emissions Cuts (Ind. Report)
Ameren Missouri
Date: 2017-10-20
Ameren Missouri, the Show-me state's largest utility is now among the first utilities in the country to announce an ambitious carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction goal of cutting its CO2 emissions by 80 pct by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. To that end, Ameren is retiring half of its coal capacity by 2050. The average age of Ameren's coal fleet is nearly 50 years, with the newest plant being 40 years old.

Other utilities that have committed to major emissions cuts include Xcel Energy, DTE Energy, Duke Energy and others. (Source: Ameren, NRDC, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Dan Laurent, Dir. Energy Services, Michael Moehn, Pres., CEO, (314) 554-2165, www.AmerenMissouri.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri,  Carbon Emissions,  


DTE Biomass Snares Texas Renewable Natural Gas Facilities (M&A)
DTE Biomass
Date: 2017-05-26
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based DTE Biomass Energy, a subsidiary of DTE Energy, reports the acquisition of the Fort Bend Power Producers, LLC biomass facility outside of Rosenberg and the Seabreeze landfill gas-to-energy development project in Angleton, Texas. Construction of the Seabreeze plant is expected to commence next month.

Fort Bend and Seabreeze bring the number of landfill gas-to-energy projects DTE operates in Texas to three and gives DTE five facilities enterprise-wide which convert landfill gas to pipeline-quality renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG, which is versatile and fully compatible with the U.S. natural gas infrastructure, is used to power compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles, offsetting the use of fossil-based fuel.

Nationwide, DTE's landfill gas portfolio includes: 13 projects generating renewable electricity; 3 creating natural gas for industrial applications; and 5 producing RNG for vehicle use and other gas services. (Source: DTE Energy, PR, 25 May, 2017) Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, www2.dteenergy.com; DTE Biomass, Mark Cousino, Pres., (734) 913-2080, www.newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/community-and-news/common/kc/biomass-energy

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  DTE Biomass,  Renewable Natural Gas,  


DTE Aims for 80 pct CO2 Emissions Reduction by 2050 (Ind. Report)
DTE Energy
Date: 2017-05-19
Following on our JUne 10, 2016 coverage, Michigan utility DTE Energy has unveiled its sustainability initiative plan to reduce the company's carbon emissions by 30 pct by the early 2020s, 45 pct by 2030, 75 pct by 2040 and 80 pct or more by 2050. To achieve it's goal, the utility plans to utilize more renewable energy, transition 24/7 power plants and sources from coal to natural gas, and increase options for customers to cut energy consumption and reduce energy bills.

Specifically, DTE plans to construct an additional 6,000 mw of renewable energy capacity, supplementing the 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy DTE has built since 2009. The utility will also continue retiring its coal-fired plants, having already announced the shutdown of 11 coal units by the early 2020s. The company also intends to invest $5 billion over the next five years to modernize the electric grid and gas infrastructure. Since 2009, DTE Energy has invested more than $2 billion in wind and solar energy. (Source: DTE Energy, Energy Insider, Various Media, 18 May, 2017)Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, www2.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  Carbon Emissions,  GHGs,  CO2,  


DTE, Pine River Mid-Michigan Wind Farm Wins Approval (Ind. Report)
Pine River Wind Engineering
Date: 2017-01-27
In Lansing, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) reports it has a contract between DTE Electric Company and Pine River Wind Engineering LLC for construction of the proposed Pine River Wind Park in Pine River Township in Gratiot County and Coe Township in Isabella County.

Pine River Wind Engineering will design, engineer, construct, install, start-up and test the Pine River Wind Park which will incorporate 65 wind turbines with a total capacity of 161.3 MW of energy. Construction is expected to be completed prior to Dec. 31, 2018, at which time ownership of the wind park will be transferred to DTE Energy under the terms of the MPSC approved contract. The contract reflects lower costs to customers than originally anticipated and includes the benefit of the federal production tax credit. (Source: Pine River Wind Engineering, Michigan.gov, ABC 12, 23 Jan., 2017) Contact: Michigan Public Service Commission, (517) 284-8100, www.michigan.gov/mpsc; Pine River Wind Engineering, contact information unavailable; DTE Energy, www.dteenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  DTE Energy,  

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