DTE, Consumers Energy boost renewable energy goals

Lansing — A ballot committee seeking to boost Michigan’s renewable energy mandate is ending a statewide petition drive after reaching an agreement with utility giants DTE Energy and Consumers Energy.

The state’s two largest utilities announced Friday they are targeting a “50 percent clean energy goal” by 2030, including investments to ensure that 25 percent of the electricity they sell comes from renewable sources by that time, along with energy efficiency programs.

By Jonathan Oosting, Detroit News Lansing Bureau.