Consumers Energy imparts Clean Energy goals to zero down coal emissions by 2040
Consumers Energy and CMS Energy asserted Consumer Energy’s plans to meet Michigan’s energy needs to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent percent and no longer using coal to generate electricity by 2040.
In the past 5 years, Consumers Energy has created a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for the state by taking a leadership position in mitigating air emissions, reducing water usage, saving landfill space and boosting the amount of renewable energy supplied to customers.
Patti Poppe, President and CEO of Consumers Energy & CMS Energy said “Our actions speak louder than words and we have a track record of doing more than is required. Our actions to date have reduced our carbon intensity by 38 percent, reduced our water usage by 35 percent and avoided over one million cubic yards of landfill disposal. We are still not satisfied. The goals announced today represent our further commitment to leave Michigan far better than we found it, because we live here, too.”