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Consumers Energy Donates $100,000 to Michigan Veterans Trust Fund

By Brianne Twiddy
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Consumers Energy has donated $100,000 to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund to help military veterans pay their heating bills this winter.

The gift is the largest single donation in the 73-year history of the trust fund, which operates within the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, according to Lindell Holm, MVTF director.

“Consumers Energy is committed to our Triple Bottom Line of people, planet and prosperity for everyone that we serve," Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience, said in a news release. 

More Than 250 Veteran-Friendly Employers Recognized at Award Ceremony

By Sharon Longman
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More Michigan employers are focusing on recruiting, training and retaining military veterans under a public-private partnership led by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). 

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined MVAA Director James Redford to recognize more than 250 employers during the fourth annual Michigan Veteran-Friendly Employer Awards and Recognition Breakfast.

Consumers Energy Supports Michigan Communities With First ‘Put Your Town on the Map’ Competition

Local projects will receive funds; contest ends in April
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is strengthening its commitment to rural Michigan communities by announcing a new competition to provide funding for projects that will help energize towns in the Lower Peninsula.

The “Put Your Town on the Map” competition will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community. Up to 10 finalist communities will compete for the funding at the 2019 Small Town and Rural Development Conference on April 17 in Thompsonville, Mich.

Consumers Energy Program to Support Electric Vehicle Adoption

By Breana Noble, The Detroit News
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Consumers Energy Co. is leading the charge to bring electric-vehicle infrastructure to Michigan.

As automakers look to electricity to fuel future vehicles, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved this week the state's first EV infrastructure pilot program. The three-year, $10 million incentive program would provide rebates for electric vehicle chargers and a special rate for nighttime charging.

Consumers Energy Provides $10 Million to Help Families in Michigan With Winter Heating Bills

Up to 7,000 Households Can Get Assistance Through CARE Program
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., January 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that it has now contributed $10 million to help customers in need to pay their energy bills -- part of the energy provider’s ongoing efforts this winter to help Michigan residents stay safe and warm.

Clean Energy Is Key to This Michigan Congregation’s Environmental Commitment

By Andy Balaskovitz
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“We need to sacrifice to mitigate climate change”: The Adrian Dominican Sisters have poured efficiency savings into renewable energy.

“Sacrifice” is not a word Sister Corinne Sanders takes lightly.

It’s taken on additional meaning the past two years as the Adrian Dominican Sisters have worked to fight climate change.

The southeastern Michigan congregation in 2016 approved a sustainability enactment that says violence against the planet puts it in “dire jeopardy and worsens suffering of people on the margins, future generations, and all creation.”

A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest, With Utilities in the Vanguard

By Dan Gearino
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Even with all the evidence that renewable energy has become less expensive than fossil fuels, it doesn't seem real until utilities start to stake their futures on it.

For some Midwestern utilities, 2018 is the year that happened.

Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissions throughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so.

Crain's Detroit Business Newsmakers of the Year: Patti Poppe CEO, Consumers Energy

By Jay Greene
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Each year, Crain's Detroit Business recognizes the year's Newsmakers — leaders who made headlines and made a difference in metro Detroit and Michigan.

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Each year, Crain's Detroit Business recognizes the year's Newsmakers — leaders who made headlines and made a difference in metro Detroit and Michigan.

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.

Consumers Energy, MI Department of Corrections Partner to Save $900,000 through Energy Efficiency Measures

MDOC reduces enough energy to power 244 and heat 496 homes
Press Release

LANSING, Mich., December 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Department of Corrections, in partnership with Consumers Energy, has saved $900,000 by completing energy efficiency upgrades, part of the energy provider’s commitment to helping all customers across Michigan lower their energy costs.

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