Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 31, 2018 Gas bill sticker shock this winter? Here’s how to pay it.

Full article published at the Detroit Free Press. Brooke Mitchell couldn’t believe it when she opened her DTE Energy bill this month. “Our gas bill was a thousand dollars,” said Mitchell, who lives on Detroit’s west side in a four-bedroom home. The bitter, below-average temperatures that gripped the area over the holiday season sent gas…

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January 23, 2018 Heating bills expected to spike in southeast Michigan, but help is available for the needy

Full article published in Detroit Free Press When Shirley Ivey recently slid $243 into a DTE Energy payment kiosk on Detroit’s east side, she didn’t mind much. That’s because she remembers paying $700, $800 or more a month during cold winters like this — facing the threat of shutoffs and actually having her gas and…

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January 18, 2018 Consumers Energy to donate $10 million for help with utility bills

Consumers Energy mailed postcards in mid-December to 90,000 customers who were behind on their bills, reminding them that assistance is available. Consumers Energy recently said it will donate $ 10 million to help people in need with their energy bills. “We are committed to serving our Michigan communities, which includes our most vulnerable residents, such…

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January 12, 2018 Federal funds of nearly $39 million to supplement Michigan heating assistance

Full article published on Michiganpeninsulanews.com. Almost $39 million of federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds have been granted to the state of Michigan to aid residents with their energy bills and bolster the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP). With the addition, MEAP’s total funds have reached nearly $90 million. Specifically, the federal funds…

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January 3, 2018 Subzero temps kill 3, flood St. Clair River

Full article published on detroitnews.com. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for southeastern St. Clair County through Sunday after an ice blockage on the St. Clair River caused the waterway to overflow its banks. The ice flows and flooding are part of a continued deep freeze that could break a National Weather…

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