February 8th, 2019
On February 8, 2019, Governor Whitmer appointed former State Representative Dan Scripps to the Michigan Public Service Commision, the Michigan agency responsible for regulating public utilities, like Consumers and DTE Energy. Scripps has a history of promoting clean energy. After graduating with a law degree from the University of Michigan, Scripps went to work for Latham & Watkins LLP, a Washington, D.C. based law firm with a focus on clean energy regulation and climate change mitigation. Scripps went on to serve as a representative in Michigan’s 104th state house district (Leelenau, Benzie, Manistee) where he supported clean energy and conservation policies. Scripps also served as President of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council from 2012-2017, a trade association for clean energy businesses, and most recently as the Midwest Policy Program Director for the Energy Foundation. Scripps comes to the appointment with a wealth of knowledge on our energy industry and is well suited to equitably evaluate clean and efficient energy policies on behalf of Michiganders and ratepayers.