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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,  


Ann Arbor Commits to Renewables, Climate Change Fight (Ind. Report)
City of Ann Arbor,Renewable Energy,Climate Change,DTE
Date: 2018-02-09
In Michigan, the city of Ann Arbor City Council reports it has unanimously adopted a resolution to power 100 pct of the city's municipal government operations with renewable energy sources by 2035 or sooner. Currently, an estimated 20-30 pct of the city's energy comes from renewable sources. The resolution is in keeping with the city's Climate Action Plan.

The city expects to meet its goal through a combination of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and optimal business practices, the possible enrollment in the DTE's MIGreenPower program or building extensive solar infrastructure in Ann Arbor. The 100 pct renewable goal covers Scope 1 emissions (directly produced by city facilities and city vehicles) and Scope 2 emissions (electricity, steam, and heating and cooling that is purchased for city government use). Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions from commuting or travel, goods, or waste) is not included. Direct purchase of carbon offset certificates is reported to be unlikely.

In addition to this resolution, the city passed a resolution last August supporting a federal Carbon Fee and Dividend plan, such as the one proposed by Citizens Climate Lobby. (Source: Citizens Climate Lobby, WEMW 7 Feb. 2018) Contact: Citizens Climate Lobby, https://citizensclimatelobby.org; City of Ann Arbor, City Council, (734) 794-6161, www.a2gov.org; DTE MIGreenPower Program, http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-tou-MISCON_Presentation-MIGreenPower-Londo_602575_7.pdf

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