Entries by David Lingholm

Future of renewable energy is bright in Michigan

General Motors recently made a commitment to make 100 percent of their facilities worldwide powered by renewable energy by 2050. With the unveiling of their solar array at their Warren Transmission plant today, they took one more step toward that goal. The company now has 24 solar arrays around the world, 16 of which are […]

O’Shea solar project creates opportunities, engages community

While the focus of DTE Energy’s groundbreaking of the O’Shea solar project was rightly on the creation of one of the largest urban solar farm in the United States, beneath the surface are stories of economic development and community engagement. The site of what was a closed recreation center and park will soon be bustling […]

There is One Call to Rule Them All – MISS DIG

If you knew one phone call could reduce your risk of damaging a utility line by 99 percent, would you make it? Of course you would, right? That one call is a simple to make, just dial 811 three days before you dig on your property. According to the 2014 Damage Information Reporting Tool report […]

Change Comes Wearing Red Shirts

Normal Monday mornings for our DTE Corporate Communications team involves meetings, coffee and emails. Our Monday morning on August 1 was far from normal. Dressed in our red DTE Care Force Volunteer shirts, we gathered at a church on the near east side of Detroit to help clean up a few blocks. Weeds were knocked […]

How do you get businesses to save energy? Show them how it’s done

Five locations. Two kitchens. 80 employees. 300,000 meals served every year. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen does it all through private donations and being good stewards of their money. So, Brother Jerry Smith was intrigued when he received a phone call about doing an energy audit for their kitchen on Conner St. As he says, they are always […]

Accomplishing corporate citizenship in our communities

DTE Energy’s aspiration is to be the best-operated energy company in North America, and a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where we live and serve. That statement is more than just a slogan that appears on company literature or as part of an email signature for DTE Employees. It is what people […]