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|DTE Energy accelerates carbon reduction goal a full decade, will reduce emissions 80 percent by 2040|
"In Michigan, we are in the midst of a fundamental energy transformation. Two years ago, we were one of the first energy companies in the country to commit to reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. Our plan has evolved, and we now are accelerating that goal by a decade," said
The 2016 energy law passed by the
DTE's plan includes:
The plan DTE is submitting today focuses most heavily on the next five years and considers the most affordable and reliable mix of generation sources that are currently available. Longer-term, DTE will continue to evaluate and refine future options to meet its carbon emissions commitment as technology develops and costs decline.
With this plan, DTE's average annual carbon emissions will drop by 400,000 tons in 2020 and 2021. In 2022, when
"As we developed this plan, we reached out into the community and listened to our customers' inputs and feedback," Anderson said. "Our customers care about climate change and want to make sure we are doing everything we can to transition to cleaner energy. All of our customers want us to ensure high reliability as we transition – and we know we need to keep energy affordable for
For more information about the Integrated Resource Plan and DTE's journey to 80 percent carbon reduction by 2040, visit www.journeyto80.com
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Randi Berris or Pete Ternes, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555