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DTE, Consumers Energy Promise Clean Power to Dodge Ballot Measure

May 21, 2018, 7:53 PM

DTE Energy and Consumers Energy, Michigan’s two largest utilities, must file plans over the next year to massively increase renewable energy and efficiency as part of a deal to stave off a 30 percent renewable energy ballot initiative.

In a joint May 18 announcement the companies committed to using 25 percent renewable energy and reducing overall waste by 2030. The announcement is part of a deal struck with ballot initiative group Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan, which dropped its 30 percent renewables mandate from the November 2018 ballot in return for concrete steps toward these goals in filings with...

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