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Consumers Energy Leader Calls on Customers to Join Clean Energy Movement

CEO Asks Michigan Residents, Businesses to Partner and Protect the Planet

Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe is asking Michigan residents and businesses to partner to protect the planet. She’s asking community members to be clean energy partners and support the company’s long-term plan to protect the planet and Michigan’s energy future.

“We need every home and business that we serve to be part of the solution,” Poppe says. “Consumers Energy is partnering with the Michigan households and businesses we serve to save money, save energy and save the planet.  By 2030, with Michiganders’ help, we can avoid building three new power plants.”

Patti Poppe in the MSU Audio Studios.

Poppe is touring the state and meeting with community leaders, business owners and residents in seven Michigan communities, asking them to become clean energy partners. Consumers Energy has promised to meet customers’ electricity capacity needs with 90 percent clean energy resources, eliminate coal and reduce carbon emissions over 90 percent – all by 2040.

Customers can take part in energy efficiency, smart energy and renewable energy plans. That includes such examples as using more efficient light bulbs and appliances, powering air conditioners at the best times and subscribing to a community solar program.

Poppe says customers can sign up to join the Clean Energy movement at www.MICleanEnergyPlan.com. The company will plant a tree in honor of each clean energy partner who signs up with an email address.

“This generation has been challenged to protect the planet. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something,” Poppe says. “It’s up to our generation to do something to protect the people we love and future generations from the effects of climate change. We’re excited to connect with people across Michigan and help them understand the clear and meaningful role they play in Michigan’s clean energy future.”

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