The Debate Over Michigan's Electricity Deregulation: What You Need To KnowThe debate, fueled by a high-stakes lobbying fight between two major utilities and their competitors, is intensifying this fall and is among a number of big energy issues facing lawmakers.
Green Energy Fees Disappearing From Utility BillsFour years after raising customers' bills to meet mandates to sell cleaner power, Michigan's biggest utilities are eliminating the fees or slashing them significantly.
MPSC Issues Summer Energy AppraisalThe Michigan Public Service Commission last week issued the "Michigan Energy Appraisal: Summer 2013." The appraisal, published since 1978, reviews the projected prices and availability of energy in Michigan over the coming months.
Report: Renewable Energy Heating Up In MichiganA new report finds that most of Michigan's electricity providers are on pace to generate 10 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2015.
Police, DTE: Illegal Electrical Hookups Kill Detroit police say twice in the last two weeks people were electrocuted when they climbed utility polls to conduct illegal energy hook ups.
Why It Matters: Michigan's Ballot ProposalsSix contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.
Declining 'Smart Meter' Could Cost Utility CustomersDTE Energy is proposing a one-time $87 charge and $15 monthly fees for customers who don't want the new electronic meters.
Debate Over Renewable Energy Ballot Issue Heats UpThe debate over increasing Michigan's renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
Look For Some Money Back On Your Utility BillThe Public Service Commission has ruled that DTE Energy and Consumers Energy will have to refund money collected to finance a special fund.
Michigan State University To Convert Waste To EnergyMichigan State University trustees Friday authorized construction of a $5 million device that will convert farm and dining hall waste to energy for campus buildings.
Michigan Landfill To Host Gas-to-Energy ConversionIn about a month, gas from Smiths Creek Landfill will be turned into usable electricity.
Scattered Power Outages In Metro DetroitThe utility's outage map is showing that power is down for at least 2,500 homes and businesses in Ann Arbor.