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Energy CEO: Change Is Necessary, Not Easy

By Cassandra Bondie
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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.

Four Key Takeaways from a Michigan Utility’s Clean Energy Transition

By Andy Balaskovitz
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In a speech this week to a large, business-friendly crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe presented an economic case for solar power, electric vehicles and moving past coal.

WATCH | How Consumers Energy Will Cut Out Coal Burning by 2040

Consumers Energy released their Clean Air Plan earlier this month which will phase out coal use and increase renewable energy to 43 percent by 2040.
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ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Earlier in June, Consumers Energy released a proposed plan to phase out their coal burning plants by 2040 and add more renewable energy sources to generate electricity.

Clean and Efficient Power Plant Supports Community

Gasification plant in Edwardsport, Ind., helps drive economy
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Rising 18 stories above the fields in rural Indiana, Duke Energy’s Edwardsport power plant is a technological marvel and among the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the world.

Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) station in Knox County, Ind., produced a record 3.9 million megawatt-hours of energy in 2017, a 28 percent improvement over its previous record.

UK Energy Sector Transformation Marks Historic Milestones

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In the chronicles of Great Britain’s energy industry, 2017 will go down as a significant year. At a time already characterized by change and uncertainty, two events stand out. One signals a break with the past; the other suggests the shape of things to come.

In April, for the first time ever, Britain’s National Grid ran for 24 hours without any coal-generated power. In September, for the first time ever, the cost of wind power in Britain fell below that of nuclear power.

WBCSD’s Launches Its Panorama Podcast!

A President’s perspective from Felipe Calderón: Renewable energy in the United States, sustainable cities and the just transition
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Panorama is WBCSD’s new content stream for looking at sustainability from a different perspective. Panorama means “unobstructed view” and that’s exactly what we need in order to address global challenges: the full, unobstructed picture of what’s going on - even if it might make us feel uncomfortable.

Bloomberg Announces $64 Million in New Funding to Move America Beyond Coal as Trump EPA Tries to Prop up Dead End Fuel Source

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – One day after the Trump Administration formally announced its plans to rescind the Clean Power Plan, the Obama Administration’s climate change policy that has been held up in federal court, Michael R. Bloomberg announced a new commitment of $64 million to support the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign and other organizations working to advance the U.S. clean energy market at the state and local level.

Indonesia in Transition: Minemouth Coal and Hybrid Renewable Solutions

Indonesia continues to chase full electrification and grid stability
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Indonesia, a nation of three time zones, thousands of islands and 250 million people, continues to experience major industrial and economic growth. Boasting vast untapped resources that include copper, gold, tin, nickel and coal, the mining sector will continue to play a significant role in the country’s development.

Power Generation – Is Coal Making a Comeback?

New Strategic Directions Report examines the role of coal, renewables in powering the future
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The current administration has revived debates over coal’s role in the country’s overall energy mix. Still regarded as one of the most economical generation resources in an industry heavily driven by cost and reliability, some believe coal may experience a revival of sorts; however, most forward-looking infrastructure investors and industry leaders are not as optimistic.

Wells Fargo Stories of Better Celebrates Remarkable People: West Virginia Coal Miner

Jared Blalock, a laid-off coal miner in Williamson, West Virginia, who received education and training from the Coalfield Development Corporation and found a new job in construction.
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Jared Blalock, a laid-off coal miner in Williamson, West Virginia, who received education and training from the Coalfield Development Corporation and found a new job in construction. (video 2:56 minutes).

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