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Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $250,000 to New Effort to Create Housing Opportunities in Flint

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FLINT, Mich., November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated its commitment to Michigan’s communities today by providing $250,000 for a new effort to upgrade and sell over three dozen vacant homes to first-time homebuyers in Flint.

Consumers Energy Foundation Seeks Applicants for People Awards, Supporting Job Readiness With $500,000

Nonprofits Could Receive Up To $250,000 Each; Letters of Intent Due Nov. 1
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JACKSON, Mich., October 18, 2019, /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is highlighting its commitment to Michigan’s residents by providing $500,000 to nonprofit organizations supporting job readiness through its first People Awards.

Stepping Up the Fight Against Discrimination

Two Whirlpool Corp. Employees Honored for New St. Joseph City Ordinance at EQMI Annual Gala.
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The Equality Michigan Fall Reception on Friday, Sept. 13 was attended by 400 people and resulted in record-breaking fundraising for the annual gala. Emceed by WDIV-Detroit reporter Hank Winchester, the EQMI event hosted speakers including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, as well as keynote speaker, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

Clean Energy Plan Is Consumers Energy’s Commitment to Michigan’s People, Planet, Prosperity

By Patti Poppe
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We don’t have grandchildren yet. But my husband and I are at the life stage when the thought of grasping a little hand to head out for a bike ride, a beach adventure or an ice cream is starting to seem real.

I have a simple hope for all of us in Michigan. When we look into the eyes of our grandchildren and they ask about climate change, I want us to be able to say, “that’s something we used to worry about.”

Black & Veatch Positions for Impact on Michigan’s Water Utilities

Bill Popp will work to assist water and wastewater utilities across southeast Michigan
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global leader in water infrastructure development, is working to help further the mission of water utilities in Michigan by naming Bill Popp as Senior Project Manager in the company’s Water business.

Consumers Energy and DTE Invest in Efficiency for Ludington Hydroelectric Plant

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Consumers Energy and DTE have just renewed the license for the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant. The plant began generating electricity in 1973, and licenses are only renewed every 50 years. 

Consumers Energy and DTE plan to improve efficiency and increase electricity generation by replacing the plant's six turbines.

Watch the news story at wzzm13.com

A Better Way for Michigan

We're making a positive impact now - and for the future
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Consumers Energy has a long term vision to create a more sustainable energy future for our state. Our Clean Energy Plan, developed with a variety of Michigan stakeholders, is a path to reduce carbon emissions by more than 90 percent and end the use of coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2040.

Consumers Energy Starts New Era for Renewable Energy in Michigan with Approval of Clean Energy Plan

Plan Will Eliminate Coal, Reduce Carbon Emissions 90%, Add Renewables
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JACKSON, Mich., Friday, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy has received approval from state regulators for its Clean Energy Plan, ushering in a new era for renewable energy in Michigan.

The Clean Energy Plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal; reduce carbon emissions by over 90 percent; and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90 percent clean energy resources by 2040. The Michigan Public Service Commission this morning approved the plan, which also had support from leading Michigan environmental and business groups.

Video | Warming Mittens and Hearts

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Beyond her monthly bill, Karen Smoots never gave much thought to Consumers Energy. That changed when she started a small business. Today, Smoots is working with us to grow her company — Green Glove Dryer — help the environment and improve life in Michigan communities.

Smoots’ product fits over air vents in homes and schools to dry wet hats, mittens and other winter wear without using additional energy.

She connected with us in 2016, when the company began buying Green Glove dryers to distribute at energy efficiency events.

Opinion: Let's Work Together for Michigan's Future

By Sandy Baruah and Patti Poppe
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We all know that businesses can be a force for good, but that message isn’t always shared widely. Hopefully, that can start to change this week as close to 1,800 business, community and philanthropic thought leaders from across the state discuss the ways in which they are making their communities and our state a better place.

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