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APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

This story from idahostatesman.com represents the general trend of utilities to invest in renewable energy. Could be that renewable energy is cheaper to maintain over a longer period of time?

Updated February 19, 2018 10:08 AM 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 the 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. APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

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