Submitted by Consumers Energy
CMS Energy has released its Climate Assessment Report – a picture of the energy provider’s work to reshape Michigan’s energy future with a plan that embodies its Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and prosperity.
“We are proud and uniquely qualified to provide the strong leadership needed to protect our planet and our home state for generations to come,” said Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy and principal subsidiary Consumers Energy.
The Climate Assessment Report is posted online at www.cmsenergy.com/environment. The report highlights the company’s Clean Energy Plan, which outlines the path to using zero coal while ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Michigan’s families and businesses.
CMS Energy and Consumers Energy plan to meet the state’s energy needs with more renewable energy, increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs.
The report also underscores CMS Energy’s commitment to acting now to address climate change, the progress the energy provider has made to date, and opportunities still to come.
“In the past five years, Consumers Energy has created a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for Michigan by leading the way to cut air emissions, reduce water usage, save landfill space and boost the amount of renewable energy supplied to customers,” the report concludes. “Consumers Energy plans to meet Michigan’s energy needs by reducing carbon emissions by more than 90 percent from 2005 levels and eliminating coal to generate electricity by the year 2040. The continued transformation to cleaner fuel sources is part of a long-term, strategic commitment to protect the planet.”
CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also owns and operates independent power generation businesses.
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Consumers Energy is one of the nation's largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.6 million of Michigan's 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
Our Growing Forward strategy calls for investing more than $6 billion in Michigan over the next five years. That includes significant investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental and customer service enhancements, and new power generation.
The investments make Consumers Energy one of the largest investors in Michigan and will help the utility maintain and improve service to customers, create jobs, boost the state’s economy and expand the state’s tax base.
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