Renewable Energy in Michigan

Renewable Energy in Michigan

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Renewable Energy in Michigan (REM) is a non-profit organization that works to support the rights of individuals and businesses to install a solar energy system to generate your own solar electricity, that will save you money from high utility electric rates, promote a clean environment and fight climate change. 

REM is the sister organization to the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA), an organization that educates the public about the benefits of renewable energy and works to enact policies that expand renewable energy in Michigan. 

Our Campaign is to stop an outrageous Proposal by DTE that would effectively wipe out ...

Renewable Energy in Michigan (REM) is a non-profit organization that works to support the rights of individuals and businesses to install a solar energy system to generate your own solar electricity, that will save you money from high utility electric rates, promote a clean environment and fight climate change. 

REM is the sister organization to the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA), an organization that educates the public about the benefits of renewable energy and works to enact policies that expand renewable energy in Michigan. 

Our Campaign is to stop an outrageous Proposal by DTE that would effectively wipe out the solar market for homeowners, farmers and small business in Michigan. 

DTE is proposing to lower the amount they pay solar owners for the extra solar electricity that solar owners export back to the grid, that DTE then sells at the full retail price of 16 cents per kilowatt-hour. Currently DTE is paying 8 cents per kilowatt-hour but are proposing to pay just 3.5 cents. In addition, DTE wants to force solar owners to pay two new monthly fees called Demand Charges that will make owning solar a lot more expensive.  DTE's intent is to eliminate the solar market in Michigan and to punish people for having the audacity to install their own solar system rather than buying the really expensive dirty electricity from DTE. 

We need your help!  We are asking solar supporters to contact the MI Public Service Commissioners to let them know that what DTE is proposing is wrong and to urge them to reject DTE's proposal. And we are asking you to contact your State Representative and State Senator to ask them to contact the MI Public Service Commission to urge them to reject DTE's proposal. 

Please support this Campaign. We can stop DTE but it will take applying pressure on the MI Public Service Commssioners and State Legislators.

Thank you!

For any questions contact John Freeman at [email protected]

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Contact Your Legislator to Urge them to Help Reject DTE's Proposal

DTE has submitted a Proposal to the MI Public Service Commission to raise electric rates by another $351 million and to take away the rights of homeowners and small business of installing their own solar system to generate their own electricity. Renewable Energy in Michigan (REM) is working to get the MI Public Service Commssion to reject DTE's proposal. But we need your help!

DTE is proposing to reduce the amount they pay solar owners for the extra solar electricity that solar owners export back to the electric grid. Currently DTE pays 8 cents per kilowatt-hour but now they only want to pay 3.5 cents. In addition DTE wants to force solar owners to pay two new monthly fees called Demand Charges.  DTE's goal is to eliminate the solar market in Michigan by undermining the financial benefit of owning solar.  DTE's goal is to eliminate any competition for lower costing electricity and force all homeowners and buisness to buy its really expensive electricity. 

Please send an email to your State Representative and State Senator to ask them to contact Dan Scripps, the Chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission, to urge him to reject DTE's Proposal. 

If you live in Consumers Energy territory, if DTE is successful then you know that Consumers Energy will ask for the same 3.5 cents and new solar fees from the MI Public Service Commission.  Therefore, we are asking all solar supporters to contact their Legislators and tell them to contact the Michigan Public Service Commission to urge them to say no to DTE's Proposal.  Thanks! 

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This is a draft email message you can use.  Feel free to add any additional comments or to rewrite this message using your own words.  Make it clear to your Legislator that you support the rights of homeowners and small business to install a solar energy system to generate your own electricity that will save you money and promote a cleaner environment. 

And make sure you ask your legislator to get back to you about whether they did contact the Michigan Public Service Commssion. 

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