DTE Energy CEO offers statement of support for Michigan's first-of-its-kind carbon credit program by DTE Energy
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Governor Whitmer announced a new carbon credit plan supporting more than 100,000 acres of forestland at the Pigeon River Country State Forest in the northern Lower Peninsula. Michigan's 20 million acres of forest are a natural carbon capturing asset.
"We fully support the recent announcement made by Michigan's DNR to establish a carbon credit program while sustainably managing Michigan's forests," said Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy president and CEO. "DTE is committed to a carbon neutral future and we recognize that many solutions will need to come to bear in order to accomplish this goal. Wind, solar, renewable natural gas, hydrogen, bio-sequestration, among additional solutions, will play an important role as our country works to reverse climate change. We congratulate the Governor and her administration for this great move forward."
About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.2 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects; renewable natural gas; natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage; and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80 percent by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric and Gas aspire to achieve net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. DTE is committed toserving with its energythrough volunteerism, education and employment initiatives,philanthropyand economic progress. Information about DTE is available atdteenergy.com,empoweringmichigan.com,twitter.com/dte_energyandfacebook.com.
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