DTE Energy Speeds up Carbon Reduction Timeline

DTE Energy plans to close two coal-fired power plants earlier than first announced as part of the Michigan-based utility’s goal to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2040.
The revised goal moves up the company’s carbon reduction commitment the utility made two years ago by a decade. In the company’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being submitted to the Michigan Public Service Commission on March 29, DTE outlines the steps it will take over the next five years to add more renewables, increase energy efficiency for its customers and retire coal plants sooner than previously announced.

DTE also said it will reduce carbon emissions at least 50% by 2030, surpassing its previous carbon reduction commitment of 45% by that date.

Photo by Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press.
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