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"Love Michigan" Clean Energy Tour kicks off in Jackson

Posted at 5:31 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 17:31:37-04

LANSING, Mich. — Consumers Energy kicked off its "Love Michigan" Clean Energy Tour Wednesday, Aug. 21, at noon in Jackson, MI.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe wants to partner with Michigan community members to help protect the planet for future generations.

Consumers Energy hosted a luncheon for community and business leaders, along with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon provided an opportunity for Poppe to present the Clean Energy Plan to the public and answer any questions from community members.

The Clean Energy Plan gradually transitions away from coal-powered energy to renewable clean resources while still providing affordable, reliable energy for customers.

Consumers Energy aims to use 90 percent clean energy resources by 2040.

The company will achieve this goal by adding 550 megawatts of wind power, and 6,000 megawatts of solar energy.

According to Consumers Energy, customers can expect for 56 percent renewable energy by 2040 and being completely coal free.

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