A Sierra Club lawsuit is seeking to stop DTE Energy from replacing a coal plant with a gas-fired unit in a county where ozone pollution already exceeds federal limits.
After considering municipalization, Ann Arbor officials are instead working with local lawmakers on a bill to authorize community choice aggregation.
Campaign finance records show an uptick in activity as lawmakers challenged a critic of the utility industry’s agenda.
The Michigan utility aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, but its compensation packages still include rewards for “coal plant reliability.”
The process requires utilities to account for the costs and benefits of renewables, efficiency, and fossil fuel investments.