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Consumers Energy Helps Light Up the City of Jackson, MI

Company volunteers handed out energy efficient light bulbs to promote safety and build community
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Over 40 Consumers Energy employees, residents and police officers hit the streets to help a neighborhood in Consumers Energy’s hometown of Jackson, Mich., on Thursday night – the start of an effort to promote public safety and a strong community.

The Light Up the City Jackson campaign aims to strengthen city neighborhoods, with volunteers going door to door to hand out energy efficient light bulbs. Homeowners are encouraged to turn on their lights at night to help deter crime and promote civic engagement.

Consumers Energy Employee Receives American Gas Association Award for Saving Life of Accident Victim

Five Consumers Energy Employees Nominated for Lifesaving Actions
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JACKSON, Mich., July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – A Consumers Energy employee from Clio is the recipient of the 2018 American Gas Association Meritorious Service Award for his lifesaving efforts to assist a woman involved in a serious car accident.

Consumers Energy Named ‘Most Trusted Brand’ Among Midwest Utilities for Business Customers

Company No. 1 in Midwest Region; One of the Top Utilities in the Country
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JACKSON, Mich., July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a “Most Trusted Brand,” ranking it as a top utility in the Midwest and in the top 15 in the nation among providers of electricity and natural gas according to business customers.

“At Consumers Energy, we work every day to help Michigan be more competitive and attractive to businesses. We know that when Michigan wins, we all win,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience.

Free Lightbulbs Part of Plan to Light Up Jackson Neighborhoods

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ConsumersEnergy donates 1,000 lightbulbs to help brighten up Michigan neighborhoods through the Light Up the City initiative.

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ConsumersEnergy donates 1,000 lightbulbs to help brighten up Michigan neighborhoods through the Light Up the City initiative.

Environmental Leader | First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability Targets are Met

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by Jennifer Hermes

In a first in the US, a company has entered into a syndicated sustainability-linked revolving loan. CMS Energy and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy, have entered into $1.4 billion revolving credit facilities from Barclays, the sole Sustainability Structuring Agent on the loan. This means that CMS can reduce its interest rate on the new credit by meeting targets related to environmental responsibility, CMS says. 

CMS Energy Announces Two New Wind Energy Parks

Projects Will Provide Up to 250 Megawatts of Clean, Renewable Energy
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JACKSON, MI, June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CMS Energy today announced the addition of two new planned wind energy parks to its portfolio that will produce up to 250 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

Consumers Energy Marks 100 Years for Tippy Dam

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by Michelle Graves

BRETHREN — Tippy Dam in Brethren joins an elite group in becoming Consumers Energy’s latest hydroelectric facility to mark 100 years.

On Saturday, Consumers Energy celebrated the milestone by opening the dam to public tours — 240 people who preregistered were able to take a look inside the dam and learn more about it.

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.

Leaving It Better: Consumers Energy Protects Bees, Butterflies During Natural Gas Pipeline Project

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Tom Hess has worked with many companies during his 28-year career as an environmental inspector.

In many cases, Hess has experienced clients who tolerate his environmental recommendations, or do only what’s required — often with pressure.

Thus, Hess wasn’t sure what to expect when he proposed spending extra money to restore construction areas on a major natural gas pipeline project for Michigan-based Consumers Energy. He suggested using seed mix containing native grasses and wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators losing habitat across the country.

LISTEN | Consumers Energy President & CEO Patti Poppe Discusses the Company's Decision to Stop Using Coal

"I cannot overstate the significance of this news."
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Consumers Energy announced this week that it is seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape Michigan’s energy future. The energy provider is filing a Clean Energy Plan with Michigan regulators that outlines the path to using zero coal while ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Michigan’s families and businesses. The Clean Energy Plan details how the company will meet the state’s energy needs with increased use of energy efficiency and significantly more renewable energy.

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