Carbon Capture Coalition Welcomes DTE Energy as Participant
December 2, 2019 | News
Washington, DC – The Carbon Capture Coalition today welcomed DTE Energy as a Coalition Participant. Based in Detroit, Michigan, DTE Energy is a diversified energy company with operating units that include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. In early 2017, DTE Energy was one of the early movers in the utility sector to commit to reducing carbon emissions from its electric utility by 80 percent by 2050. In 2018, DTE Energy revised its commitment by accelerating carbon emissions reduction by a full decade (80 percent by 2040) with an interim commitment to achieve a 50 percent reduction by 2030. More recently, in September 2019, DTE Energy announced their goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in its electric company by 2050 with the understanding that achieving carbon neutrality by mid-century will require further advancements in technology such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage, and small modular nuclear.
Coalition Director Brad Crabtree issued the following welcome statement:
“We are pleased to welcome DTE Energy as a new member of the Carbon Capture Coalition, and we thank them for their interest in collaborating with the more than 70 participants and observers in the Coalition to promote carbon capture technology deployment nationwide. Electric utilities have a critical role to play in utilizing carbon capture technologies to help decarbonize the energy sector. We are happy to have a leading national utility working with the Coalition.”
For more information about DTE Energy, visit the website: www.dteenergy.com.
For more information, contact:
Ben Finzel, 202-277-6286