By Jay Greene
SOURCE: Consumers Energy
Each year, Crain’s Detroit Business recognizes the year’s Newsmakers — leaders who made headlines and made a difference in metro Detroit and Michigan.
Consumers Energy Co. CEO Patti Poppe took a leadership role in Michigan in eliminating coal as an energy source, approving a strong policy on renewable energy production, adopting electric charging stations and autonomous vehicles as a major growth strategy and committing the company to a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Earlier this year, Poppe led somewhat of a reversal of Consumers’ energy policy when the company announced it would eliminate coal as an energy source, close its seven remaining coal plants, reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent and boost renewable energy production to 43 percent, all by 2040.
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