WE DTE just got wind of some great news. DTE Energy has cracked the ranks of the Top 10 utilities in Newsweek’s “Green Rankings.” Each year, Newsweek systematically evaluates the nation’s largest companies on a number of factors that measure their environmental footprint, how they manage their footprint and how well they communicate about their environmental impacts.
DTE jumped from the 15th position on the utility list in 2011 to the 9th position in 2012. This recognizes our efforts to increase renewable generation as well as our installation of state-of-the-art emission control systems at our power plants. Our environmental efforts also have helped our customers use energy more efficiently, earn voluntary designations for our environmental programs and improved our properties for wildlife habitat.
But, you know what? We don’t get long to glow in the spotlight of this achievement, nor can we rest. DTE’s commitment to the environment and environmental achievements is ongoing. Also, the bar gets moved higher every year as regulations get tighter and all utilities step up their individual efforts to reduce emissions and other environmental impacts. We know we have to do more just to keep up.
DTE has invested more than $ 2 billion on environment improvements in the last decade and another $2 billion to $3 billion will be spent to achieve our goal of reaching 10 percent of our capacity in renewable energy by 2015. The “Green Rankings” lets us know we’re on the right road. Check out what else we are doing to support this Work.