Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.
A key aspect to the three-year plans from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy is incentivizing EV drivers to charge at home during off-peak hours at night. With preliminary data so far, the utilities say that with more customers driving EVs, program incentives could drive down rates for all customers by millions of dollars.
DETROIT, MI, May 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy and DTE Energy today said they are accelerating plans to produce cleaner energy in Michigan, targeting at least a 50 percent Clean Energy Goal by 2030– achieved through a combination of investments in at least 25 percent renewable energy, and the remaining through energy efficiency.
Reports of birds burning while flying over a heat-intensive batch of solar concentrating mirrors and migratory bats colliding with wind turbines have raised concerns among environmentalists about the impact that new renewable energy systems may have on US wildlife.
teamGM Cares transforms neighborhood in partnership with community
DETROIT – It’ll be all hands (and arms and legs) on deck when 2,500 General Motors employees return to Detroit’s Cody Rouge community to volunteer the week of Aug. 15. Employees will donate their time and talent to board up vacant homes, clean empty lots, spruce up streets and tackle other neighborhood and school improvements.
All this week, we will be recognizing employees from our U.S. facilities who have helped GM realize $435 million in energy savings by reducing energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent over the last 20 years.
Brian Dohm, site utility manager and facilities electrical engineer
Steve Handlovits, senior energy engineer, Consumers Energy
Facility: Grand Rapids Operations
Length of time with GM: Brian joined GM in 2012. Steve is a contractor working on the team since 2002.
Our march toward a clean energy future continues. We’re partnering with DTE Energy to build a new 800-kilowatt, 2,800-panel, 4.25-acre solar array at our Warren Transmission plant in Michigan.
The array will generate around 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, the energy equivalent to powering about 135 homes in southeast Michigan for a year. And since the electricity will go back to the grid, Warren Transmission’s array really will power some of those homes.
Connect with 150 CEOs and Strengthen 15-Year Movement
New York, NY, December 19, 2012, /3BL Media/ — Twenty nine of the world’s leading CEOs and companies in 2013 joined CECP, a coalition of CEOs united in the belief that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance.