DTE Energy and Consumers Energy PAC spending this year favors Democrats, who have a trifecta and have pledged to pass clean energy bills.
Efforts to force utilities to disclose political spending information continue at the Michigan Legislature and PSC
The Energy and Policy Institute launched a new tracking tool that exposes up to $2.4 million in spending on advertising by 14 utility front groups in the last year. Utilities...
Michigan utilities’ front groups begin misleading ad campaigns ahead of a vote on energy legislation
Two front groups with connections to DTE Energy and Consumers Energy launched a Facebook ad campaign last week ahead of a possible vote on solar energy legislation. DTE Energy’s Alliance...
Utilities sent $6.8 million to members of Congress who sought to overturn election results in recent election cycles
Three utilities and a trade association have said they are "pausing" all contributions in wake of violence
Consumers Energy-Funded 501(c)(4) Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy Is Active Again, Promoting Specific Candidates
Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy (CEME), a dark money 501(c)(4) that has received at least $43 million from Consumers Energy since 2014, is promoting at least five candidates who are...
Key Points: Major financial institutions have announced new policies that limit how they do business with companies that remain reliant on coal. Leading financial institutions’ coal exclusion policies assess electric...
As DTE and Consumers Energy Appear to Ignore Industry Suspension Pledge, Michigan PSC Opens Coronavirus Docket and Orders Utilities To Report Current Disconnect Data
Latest available data shows customers possibly without service
Caught in patchwork of policies and pledges, some utility customers may still be awaiting electricity restoration or racking up fees
A mosaic of state policies and voluntary pledges has meant that the effects of missing a utility payment are playing out unevenly across the country.