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June 21, 2021


Consumers Energy Has Opportunity to Become Top Clean Energy Utility by Protecting Ratepayers, Public Health, and Michigan’s Air, Land, and Water

WWMT: Michigan leaders call for Consumers Energy to focus on clean energy

June 21, 2021


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Community leaders and environmentalists are calling on Consumers Energy to change business practices to reduce its impact on the environment.

PRESS RELEASE: Consumers Energy’s 15-year power plan

concedes the demise of coal in Michigan

June 23, 2021


Broad coalition of groups respond to utility’s latest Integrated Resource Plan.

AP: Consumers Energy Plans to Complete Coal Phaseout by 2025

June 23, 2021


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy said Wednesday it would stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2025, relying instead on natural gas and renewable energy sources in a push to continue reducing its planet-warming carbon emissions.

Michigan Radio: Consumers Energy to shut down all coal-burning power plants by 2025

June 23, 2021


Consumers Energy says it will retire all of its coal-burning power plants by the year 2025, years ahead of an earlier schedule.

Utility Dive: Consumers Energy to end Michigan coal use by 2025, but critics wary of plan to buy existing gas plants

June 23, 2021

Holland Sentinel: Here's what the early closure of JH Campbell Power Plant means for West Michigan, customers.

July 4, 2021


Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest electric company, announced a plan last week to close its coal power plants by 2025 and source nearly all its energy from "clean" sources by 2040.

PRESS RELEASE: MI Environmental, Community,  & Legislative Leaders Call on Consumers Energy to do Better 

July 8, 2021


Broad coalition asks Michigan Public Service Commission to hear from communities disproportionately facing environmental injustices

PRESS RELEASE: Groups call for public hearings on Consumers Energy’s 15-year power plan  

Grand Rapids Business Journal: Consumers Energy speeds up transition to zero coal

July 9, 2021


Consumers Energy recently announced a sweeping proposal to stop using coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025 — 15 years faster than currently planned.

July 12, 2021


A coalition of groups is asking the Michigan Public Service Commission to schedule public hearings on Consumers Energy's proposed 15-year plan, known as an Integrated Resource Plan, or IRP.

Michigan Radio: Renewable energy supporters want public hearings on Consumers Energy's proposed 15-year plan

PRESS RELEASE: Customers have two public hearings to weigh in on Consumers Energy’s 15-year power plan

Sept 3, 2021


Customers have two public hearings to weigh in on Consumers Energy’s 15-year power plan

Oct 5, 2021


The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) held a public hearing on the 15-year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) from Consumers Energy, the main energy provider for the Midland, Bay and Saginaw counties. 

Consumers Energy outlines 15-year plan for providing energy

PRESS RELEASE: Consumers Energy Receives Poor Grades from Advocates on Planned Gas Investments

Sept 3, 2021

A coalition of clean energy, environmental justice, and consumer advocacy organizations released a report card analyzing Consumers Energy’s 15-year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is currently being considered by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).

Jan 27, 2022


The second most billion-dollar disasters struck the U.S. in 2021 than ever before. The effects of a changing climate are more apparent to more people because climate change is causing so much damage.

Richard Killmer: Michiganders can weigh in about Consumers Energy plan

Oct. 5, 2021


Coal may be a thing of the past for the Tri-Cities area. The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) held a public hearing on the 15-year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) from Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy outlines 15-year plan for providing energy. Many Michiganders still concerned over the use of fossil fuel

Feb 22, 2022


The Michigan Public Service Commission is looking over a 15 year plan from Consumers Energy known as an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). An advocacy group wants that plan to include a faster switch to renewable energy.

Advocates want Consumers Energy to switch to renewable energy faster and not invest in fossil fuel burning power plants

MI Future, MI Power Press Conf. Recording - Delivery of 2,500 comments to Consumers Energy

Feb 23, 2022


Consumers Energy's plan uses YOUR money and affects YOUR health. You have a right to weigh in on how Consumers Energy will deliver energy for the next 15 years. Demand, safe, clean, affordable renewable energy.

March 17, 2022


Environmental activists are pushing for cleaner energy in the wake of Thursday’s natural gas pipeline explosion just south of Fenton in Livingston County’s Tyrone Township.

Environmental group pushes solar, wind energy in wake of Livingston Co. explosion

March 17, 2022


Consumers Energy, a public utility company providing power to 6.7 million Michigan residents, has said it may keep its coal-reliant plants open, a possible reversal from previous plans to close them by 2025.

Consumers Energy may reverse plans to close coal-reliant plants

March 16, 2022


All lanes of US-23 and Old US-23 are closed following a gas explosion Wednesday morning in northern Livingston County.

Consumers Energy investigating natural gas pipeline explosion in northern Livingston County

PRESS RELEASE: Coalition celebrates Consumers Energy’s
transition away from dirty coal to 
renewable energy

May 12, 2022

More than 800 Consumers Energy customers join latest effort to support 15-year power plan settlement pending before Michigan Public Service Commission

PRESS RELEASE: As Consumers Energy Investigates Gas Pipeline Explosion, Michiganders See Momentum in Push for Solar, Wind Energy

March 17, 2022

Advisor to Michigan Public Service Commissioners endorses several critical climate justice goals as state weighs Consumers Energy’s request for more gas infrastructure

PRESS RELEASE: Michigan Customers of Consumers Energy Celebrate Historic Win for Cleaner, Healthier Energy

June 23,2022

More than 4,500 residents weighed in, brought Consumers Energy to negotiations