Energy CEO: Change Is Necessary, Not Easy

By Cassandra Bondie
Dec 21, 2018 10:35 AM ET

HOLLAND — The energy landscape is changing and the energy industry is changing with it. The key is finding affordable solutions to bring people power.

That was the message Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy, highlighted at the West Coast Chamber’s Wake Up West Coast breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Poppe spoke primarily about the transition from coal to clean energy at Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.

“It’s not an easy change,” she said. “We’re happy to stand for zero coal and lowering our carbon emissions. We believe that serving the planet is an obligation. We believe the climate change is real. But we know it’s not easy, because it affects people’s lives and communities.”

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