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Consumers Energy Sets Goals for Smart Energy District in Jackson, Including 40 Percent On-Site Renewable Energy

Jackson Smart Energy District Aims to Achieve 2040 Clean Energy Targets 15 to 20 Years Early
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy today announced its goals for the Jackson Smart Energy District, an efficient, affordable, clean energy hub in its hometown.

Consumers Energy Foundation Calls for Planet Awards Applications Supporting Michigan’s Natural Resources with $500,000

Nonprofits Could Receive Up To $250,000 Each; Applications Due March 18
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., February 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is strengthening its commitment to Michigan’s environment by announcing new plans to provide $500,000 to nonprofits for projects aiming to preserve, restore and protect Michigan’s natural resources.

The first Planet Awards will provide as much as $250,000 to two or more Michigan nonprofits aiming to make a positive impact on the state’s land, water, or air.

Consumers Energy Offers Assistance for Federal Employees in Michigan Impacted by Government Shutdown

Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is committed to helping Michigan residents stay safe and warm this winter which includes assisting federal government employees in Michigan who are affected by the ongoing shutdown. The company is encouraging customers who face hardship due to this ongoing shutdown to contact Consumers Energy immediately for assistance – which may include flexible payment arrangements or extensions that provide more time to pay a bill.

Consumers Energy Dedicates First Ever Solar, Battery Storage Systems on Grand Rapids’ West Side

Circuit West District Provides Glimpse at Michigan’s Energy Future
Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy today dedicated Michigan’s first ever rooftop solar array and battery storage system in a vibrant and growing area of Grand Rapids.

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

By Brianne Twiddy
Article

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
Article

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
Article

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
Article

“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.”

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