Tag: DTE Energy

Michigan Energy First

Michigan Energy First Michigan Energy First is a 501(c)(4) dark money group run by several DTE Energy executives that anchors a network of front groups affiliated with the utility. Michigan...

/ February 20, 2024

Utility campaign giving nears $500K as Michigan lawmakers weigh energy bills

DTE Energy and Consumers Energy PAC spending this year favors Democrats, who have a trifecta and have pledged to pass clean energy bills.

/ October 27, 2023

Michigan legislators took $176K from DTE since pledging new era of utility accountability after outage backlash

DTE Energy's contributions to campaign and party funds come as Democrats attempt to pass climate and consumer protection bills.

/ October 18, 2023

DTE Energy shareholders reject transparency proposal

Efforts to force utilities to disclose political spending information continue at the Michigan Legislature and PSC

/ May 15, 2023

Powerless in the United States: the third installment in the Powerless in the Pandemic series

Powerless in the United States: the third installment in the Powerless in the Pandemic series Utility companies have disconnected U.S. households more than 5.7 million times since 2020 while shelling out billions...

/ January 30, 2023

Amid controversies, DTE Energy continues to spend big in Michigan and nearly every lawmaker accepts

93% of legislators have taken DTE Energy money during their careers

/ September 28, 2022

Utility front groups spending on disinformation advertising

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...

/ September 23, 2022
A picture of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

Utilities that support Inflation Reduction Act are members of trade groups attacking it

Utilities have said climate bill would be good for them and their customers, but some of their trade groups like the Chamber of Commerce and NAM are trying to kill...

/ August 4, 2022

Utility executive contributions surge in Minnesota state senate race

Out-of-state utility execs flood campaign in a district with a population of just 85,000

/ August 1, 2022
DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

New Michigan front group with connections to DTE Energy launches ahead of the elections

Protect Our Values, a new dark money front group with connections to DTE Energy appears to be preparing to send messages to voters this election season. Protect Our Values was...

/ July 5, 2022