Michigan public utility company to go zero coalStaff Writer | February 20, 2018
Coal will no longer be used as an energy source for Michigan residents as more renewables come on stream in the decades ahead, a utility company said.
Energy A 38 percent reduction in carbon intensity
President and CEO Patti Poppe said commitments to date have led to a 38 percent reduction in carbon intensity, but that's not enough.
"Our actions speak louder than words and we have a track record of doing more than is required," she said in a statement.
A "leaner vision," which the company said it would spell out in more detail later this year, calls for a greater emphasis on wind and solar power reserves. The company already operates two wind farms in the state and utility scale solar facilities on two university campuses. ■