App shows energy sources, emails preferences to state officials

Capital News Service
LANSING –A new web application calculates the sources of energy used by people in Michigan and lets them adjust the mix on their screen to reflect their preferences. PicMyEnergyMix – developed by the Clean Energy Now Coalition, Engage Michigan and Resource Media – is still in the piloting stage, said Marissa Luna, Engage Michigan’s new media specialist. Developers hope to expand the app to more states, beyond Michigan and Colorado where it’s now available, and utility companies, she said. “It shows you the types of energy that are being used by your utility to power your home,” said Luna. In Michigan, DTE and Consumers Energy customers can see what powers their homes – whether it’s coal, natural gas or another resource – and the percentages of each.