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Consumers Energy Works with Michigan-Based Business to Help Students in 29 Counties Stay Warm This Winter

Classrooms will use low-energy approach to dry gloves, mittens
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Helping to keep schoolchildren safe and warm this winter, Consumers Energy is working with a Michigan-based business to provide products to over 900 West and Northern Michigan schools that quickly dry cold and wet gloves and mittens.

This week, TheGreenGloveDryer® School Project is delivering 3,140 EcoDryers to classrooms in nearly 60 public, private and charter schools in the Traverse Bay area. Consumers Energy is funding the school outreach to help students just in time for another cold Michigan winter.

With Winter on the Way, Consumers Energy Provides $2 Million to Help Michigan Families Stay Safe and Warm

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JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As Michigan gears up for winter, Consumers Energy announced today that it is contributing $2 million to help Michigan residents stay safe and warm.

“When the temperatures start to drop, we know there are Michigan families who struggle to make ends meet. As part of our commitment to the people we serve, Consumers Energy is happy that we can help thousands of families stay warm this winter,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Consumers Energy Provides Inclusive Workplace for Veterans with their Veteran's Advisory Panel

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Consumers Energy's Veteran's Advisory Panel, or VAP, provides opportunities that allow veterans to utilize talents acquired from their military service and creates an inclusive workforce where veterans feel valued and supported.

VIDEO | Consider a Career With a Little "Energy"

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Last week, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy collaborated together to expose students in West Michigan to careers in the energy industry. 

Click here to watch the video on WoodTV.com.

Consumers Energy Contributes $75,000 to Kellogg Foundation's Small Business Loan Fund

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by Natasha Blakely

In June, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a new loan fund for small businesses in Battle Creek. The target was $10 million, with the foundation committed to matching each $1 given to the fund with $2. 

The fund moved another step closer to that final goal with a $75,000 contribution from Consumers Energy, presented in a ceremony on Wednesday.

To Increase Michigan’s Brain Gain, Engage Talent at All Levels

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By Patti Poppe

By all accounts, there is not a more exciting time to be in Michigan and in the energy industry. We’re on the cusp of an innovation economy, where technology makes it easier and more affordable to leave the planet better than we found it through renewable energy.

CMS Energy Announces Operations for Northwest Ohio Wind, Providing Clean Energy to General Motors

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HAVILAND, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CMS Energy today celebrated Northwest Ohio Wind, a 105-megawatt wind project that will generate clean energy for General Motors for at least the next 15 years.

Northwest Ohio Wind is owned by CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of CMS Energy that takes a leadership role in development, ownership and operation of renewable energy with its clean and lean strategy. CMS Enterprises officials celebrated the wind park’s opening today at a ceremony at Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School that included community members.

Consumers Energy Demonstrates Commitment to the Environment; Releases Endangered Blanding’s Turtles into Enhanced Wetlands

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SAGINAW, Mich., October 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy released three endangered Blanding’s turtles back to a Saginaw area wetland on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The rare turtles – two adults and a juvenile -- were rescued from a right-of-way where Consumers Energy was installing Phase 2 of the Saginaw Trail Pipeline and cared for by a herpetologist employed by the company.

Consumers Energy Plugs in to Clean Energy Future,Turning to Electric Vehicles for Company Employees

Energy provider works with General Motors to promote Smart Charging
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JACKSON, Mich., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy yesterday announced plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees -- a major step toward a clean energy future for Michigan.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said yesterday morning that the company is now buying or leasing electric vehicles instead of purchasing new sedans that rely on gasoline. Poppe and an official from General Motors also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.

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