May 31st, 2007


Leaving a smaller footprint

I don't know what service region this affects, but Liz Brater writes the following re: DTE:

I know many of you are interested in reducing your personal contribution to global warming. One great way to do this is to sign up for DTE Energy’s GreenCurrents renewable energy plan for residential and business customers.

This voluntary program will allow you to purchase blocks of energy credits. These energy credits will ensure that electricity generated on your behalf will come from renewable energy sources like wind, sun, water, biomass and other environmentally friendly sources.

The voluntary program will cost residential consumers $2.50 extra a month to buy a block of 100 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy, which represents about 15% to 20% of a typical home's monthly electric usage. Residents interested in purchasing a 100% match of their home's electricity consumption with renewable resources can do so by paying an additional 2 cents per kilowatt-hour, or an extra $10 to $15 a month.

DTE's GreenCurrents program hopes to sign up as many as 22,000 customers in the next three years.

For more information on the GreenCurrents program, go to or call 866-207-6955.