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Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:01 AM

APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy (Michigan) to stop burning coal by 2040

Source: Associated Press




By JOHN FLESHER
1 hour ago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility’s president and CEO told The Associated Press.

The utility plans to generate 40 percent of its power from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy by then, Patti Poppe said in an interview ahead of a public announcement Monday. She said the utility will also will rely on natural gas, hydropower and improved efficiency to meet customer needs.

Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Co., which supply most of Michigan’s electricity, are among many U.S. providers moving away from coal even as President Donald Trump’s administration boosts fossil fuels and seeks to unravel former President Barack Obama’s policies that promoted cleaner power.

“We believe that climate change is real and we can do our part by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and we also believe it doesn’t have to cost more to do it,” Poppe said. “We believe we’re going to be on the right side of history on this issue.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/c9c2fd8cdd384f6fb2ed71a2c97b95fd/APNewsBreak:-Consumers-Energy-to-stop-burning-coal-by-2040

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Reply APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy (Michigan) to stop burning coal by 2040 (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2018 #1
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #2
Me. Feb 2018 #3
BadgerKid Feb 2018 #6
Me. Feb 2018 #9
Plucketeer Feb 2018 #11
dalton99a Feb 2018 #4
turbinetree Feb 2018 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #7
WestMichRad Feb 2018 #14
DownriverDem Feb 2018 #8
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #10
Plucketeer Feb 2018 #12
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:02 AM

1. How dare they? I am going to have to go out and play a round of golf...

work off the indignity of it all!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:08 AM

2. Trump and Perry can subsidize coal all they want

utility companies have been moving to other sources for financial reasons, not because they want to screw over coal miners

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:14 AM

3. So, Another 22 Years?

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:34 AM

6. 20 years isn't atypical

For an industry to turn over. But one thing that's embarrassing and angering is that global warming has been known about for how many decades?

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Response to BadgerKid (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:43 AM

9. Over 2 Decades Seems Excessive

and more like kicking the can down the road. Maybe they're hoping something will happen and they won't have to change. Such a human response.

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Response to Me. (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 12:31 PM

11. No kidding!

 

Plans are being laid for them to get really, honestly serious about this come 2038A.D. - if the human race still exists then!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:29 AM

4. How dare they violate the supreme sanctity of coal

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:30 AM

5. So...........................for next 22 years Michigan is going to have to live with

company that is rank in the pie chart, in this report who contribute's over 208 tons of coal ash into the water, air, and everyone going east gets this shit right along with Michigan................fuck that , all you have to do is type in Consumer Energy and there fucking track record is like warm shit trying to stay high.................fuck that


http://www.cleanwaterfund.org/files/publications/Toxic%20Trash%20Exposed%20-%20Coal%20Ash%20Polluton%20in%20Michigan%20-%20November%202013.pdf







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Response to turbinetree (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:37 AM

7. 22 year program for addicts

Taking their own sweet time about cleanup.

Hopefully solar panels and storage outraces such power plants.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 03:31 PM

14. Yeah, agressive timeline there, eh? N/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:40 AM

8. Excellent!

My house UpNorth (what we call northern Michigan) has Consumers Energy and my house in Metro Detroit has DTE Energy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 12:23 PM

10. Darned Liberal Power Corporations

Everyone knows these big power companies are part of the liberal conspiracy, right? Right? Right?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 12:33 PM

12. I find your sarcastic humor to be

 

Coal-hearted!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 02:03 PM

13. That Made Me Laugh!

Good one!

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