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Blackouts and Cutting the Utility Umbilical Cord: 'Sir, We Would Never Get Anything Done If We Used Email'

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.21.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Kevin first posted this on his blog, The first thing out of my mouth when my son called me at work and told me the power was out s...

DTE's Claims of Being a Good Neighbor Contradicted by Clean Air Act Violations

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Continued corporate tax breaks contribute heavily to the poor financial condition of these communities just as industrial pollution contributes to their poor environmental and health conditions.

Sierra Club Makes Case for Detroit's Support of Proposal 3

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

As to be expected, there has been a lot of distortion around the Michigan Clean Energy ballot Proposal 3 in the weeks leading up to the election, confusing voters about one of the more meaningful proposals on the state-wide ballot this year.

200,000 Without Power In Worst Storm Of Season

Posted 09.04.2012 | Detroit

After torrents of rain, wind and hail hit the metro Detroit area Wednesday evening and continued into Thursday morning, 200,000 DTE customers are with...

$62 Million For Heating Bill Assistance

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

Republicans in Michigan's House announced a plan Tuesday that they say would decrease utility rates and protect low-income citizens from utility-shuto...

DTE, THAW Offer Energy Bill Assistance For Low-Income Families

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

As winter approaches, DTE Energy is welcoming customers who need financial assistance with their heating bills to Cobo Hall on Monday. Customers ca...

Utilities are a Public Good and Should Be Owned By the Public

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

This piece is co-authored with Utility Workers Union of America President Mike Langford. Our union, the Utility Workers Union of America, just concl...

We Almost Lost Detroit: Round Two

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Rose

Michigan may become one of the early adopters of a new round of nuclear power plants, a move some say is not only dangerous but economically foolhardy.