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Consumers aims at zero carbon emissions by 2040

Posted at 4:45 PM, Feb 24, 2020

JACKSON, Mich. — Consumers Energy is hoping to have zero carbon emissions by 2040.

The company plans to eliminate coal, boost renewable fuel sources and help its customers reduce energy use and waste. Consumers is also considering storing carbon, capturing methane to generate electricity or large-scale tree planting.

“We don’t have all the answers yet, but our Clean Energy Plan is a great start,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “We have the know-how and the time to continue innovating and creating to solve this problem.”