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Future Lineworkers Earn Scholarships

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MARSHALL — The Consumers Energy Foundation is assisting three individuals training to become electric lineworkers with scholarships honoring two fallen company linemen.

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.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Joins DTE and Consumers Energy as Companies Announce $15 Billion Commitment to Grow Michigan Businesses

DTE and Consumers Energy to spend $15 billion with Michigan companies through Pure Michigan Business Connect over the next five years
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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, DTE and Consumers Energy today announced a $15 billion commitment to spend with Michigan-based companies over the next five years through Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) initiative.

Building A More Inclusive Michigan Workforce

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Earning Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion Programs 

  • Recognized by Forbes® Magazine as Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan, best large employer in Michigan, and as the third best energy provider in the U.S.
     
  • Received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018.
     
  • Recognized again by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for being a Gold Level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer and received the third-ever Rising Star Award for being a premier Veteran organization in Michigan.
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Earning Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion Programs 

  • Recognized by Forbes® Magazine as Best Employer for Diversity in Michigan, best large employer in Michigan, and as the third best energy provider in the U.S.
     
  • Received a perfect score for the Corporate Equality Index on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality and Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2018.
     
  • Recognized again by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for being a Gold Level Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer and received the third-ever Rising Star Award for being a premier Veteran organization in Michigan.

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.

Consumers Energy Launches New Electric Vehicle Charging and Customer Rebate Program

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy today announced the launch of PowerMIDrive, a multi-year program to make it easier for owners of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles and to ensure the electric grid is prepared to capture the benefits for our customers from the growing electric vehicle market.

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.

Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools Name Finalists for Seventh Annual Student Art Competition

Overall Winner, People’s Choice to be Announced During Project 1 this Fall
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ten Grand Rapids Public Schools students have been selected from a record number of entries in an annual art competition focused on energy-related subjects. The artwork will be on display this fall during Project 1 by ArtPrize through collaboration with the district and Consumers Energy.

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