Energy experts ask Michigan regulators to consider solar before building new fossil fuel plant

By Kelsey Misbrener Groups including Vote Solar, Union of Concerned Scientists and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) are urging Michigan regulators to require DTE Energy to evaluate renewable energy sources before building its proposed billion-dollar natural gas power plant. The groups presented two separate analyses today to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) showing that using renewable energy like wind and solar would cost less for DTE Energy customers than building a gas plant, with the savings estimates ranging from $339 million to $1.2 billion.
“Using DTE’s own analysis tools, our analysis shows that this billion-dollar gas proposal is simply not the

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