The natural gas subsidiary of ABC member DTE Energy has pledged to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a series of actions involving suppliers, customers and its own infrastructure, aligning with long-term goals for the utility’s electricity operations. With the pledge, the Detroit-based company expanded on its 2018 pledge to reduce methane emissions by 80 percent by 2040. It plans to reach net zero with a “three-fold approach” that includes requiring its suppliers to also operate at net zero by 2050.The company’s ongoing gas main renewal and infrastructure modernization program will help reduce emissions in its own operations, and it also plans to invest in renewable natural gas (waste-to-energy) and carbon offsets. Meanwhile, the company will allow its customers to voluntarily pay a monthly premium for carbon offsets and renewable gas. Residential customers can pay up to $16 a month to completely offset their carbon footprints. More >>