News from consumers energy A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Sep 17, 2014, 09:08 ET

Consumers Energy Improves Customer Satisfaction Dramatically; Now Second-Highest Ranked in Large Midwest Segment

 Consumers Energy has received the second-highest ranking in customer satisfaction in J.D. Power's annual study of gas residential customers in...

Sep 16, 2014, 13:16 ET

Consumers Energy Finalizes Environmental Agreement with EPA

Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves...

Sep 12, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Returns Rare Turtles to Their Homes in Southwest Michigan

 Six rare turtles returned home recently to wetlands in Branch County following the installation of a Consumers Energy natural gas...

Sep 05, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy's Hunting Policy Protects Safety of Workers, Neighbors Along 98,000 Miles of Rights of Way

As small- and big-game hunting seasons get underway in Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding everyone that hunting is not allowed on its...

Sep 04, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Powers Energy Education for Students with New EmPOWERed Kids Smartphone App

Consumers Energy is providing Michigan students and their parents with a new, engaging way to learn how energy is generated and travels to their...

Aug 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Speeds Up Meter Technology Upgrade Across Michigan

 Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan.  By the end of 2017...

Aug 28, 2014, 06:00 ET

Heating Bill Help Still Available: Consumers Energy Encourages Qualifying Residents to Apply For Michigan Home Heating Credit by Sept. 30

 Michigan homeowners may still receive help paying their heating bills if they file by Sept. 30 for a State of Michigan Home Heating Credit....

Aug 26, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Moving Rapidly to Clean Michigan's Air -- Nearing Completion of $250 Million Project

 Michigan's progress on cleaner air is making a big jump forward as Consumers Energy rapidly completes a $250 million technology upgrade...

Aug 21, 2014, 08:39 ET

More Than 130 Consumers Energy Interns Make Impact Volunteering for Michigan Nonprofits with Annual Challenge

Some were "superheroes" to a Boys and Girls Club. Others gave their time to Habitat for Humanity and to a community garden in Grand Rapids. One...

Aug 18, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy, Oakland Schools Offer Natural Gas Boot Camp To Train, Hire High School Graduates

A natural gas boot camp program between Consumers Energy and Oakland Schools is helping the energy company meet a critical employment need while...

Aug 17, 2014, 10:32 ET
Consumers Energy Vice President Patti Poppe hands Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis the "On Track to a Greener Michigan" award to recognize the racetrack's commitment to environmental sustainability. (PRNewsFoto/Consumers Energy)

Michigan International Speedway Continues on Track to a Greener Michigan, Powered by Consumers Energy

 Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100...

Aug 11, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Offering $100,000 to Support Home Run for Habitat Campaign in Michigan

Consumers Energy is contributing $100,000 to support this year's Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in Michigan, providing assistance and...

Aug 04, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Helping Builders Meet Growing Market for New Homes in Michigan

New home construction in Michigan is expected to be 150 percent higher this year than in 2009. Consumers Energy has increased its workforce and...

Jul 30, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pure Michigan Business Connect Putting People to Work

 Pure Michigan Business Connect is putting people to work.  Consumers Energy has awarded purchase orders to more than 170 new...

Jul 22, 2014, 06:00 ET

Four Michigan Farms Selected to Produce Electricity with Anaerobic Digesters for Consumers Energy

 Consumers Energy is taking steps to diversify its energy supply and help the environment by selecting four Michigan farms to produce renewable...

Jul 17, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Named 'Environmental Champion' Among Energy Providers in Midwest

 An independent national survey has ranked Consumers Energy as the top "environmental champion" among providers of electricity and natural gas...

Jul 15, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Focusing on Forestry Projects Across Michigan to Deliver Electricity More Safely, Reliably

 As part of its commitment to delivering energy safely and reliably, Consumers Energy is increasing its work to keep trees away from electric...

Jul 07, 2014, 06:00 ET

Boy Scout Turns Chevrolet Volt Battery Covers into Homes for Bats at Consumers Energy Hydro Properties

Consumers Energy's hydro properties will have more housing options available for bats thanks to a Boy Scout and electric car parts from General...

Jul 03, 2014, 06:00 ET

Public Tours of Construction of Cross Winds Energy Park Offered by Caro Chamber of Commerce

Public tours of construction of Consumers Energy's Cross Winds® Energy Park will be offered by the Caro Chamber of Commerce beginning July...

Jul 01, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumers Energy Selects 22 Business, Residential Projects in Michigan to Produce Solar Power

 Consumers Energy has chosen 22 new projects offered by businesses and homeowners across Michigan's Lower Peninsula to produce solar...