Our Goal: To Eliminate Coal Use And Reduce Carbon Emissions 80% By 2040

For us, loving Michigan means more than providing power. It means giving Michigan the power to be its best by leading the way in protecting the environment. We've challenged ourselves to completely eliminate the use of coal for generating electricity by 2040, and to cut carbon emissions by 80%. At the same time, more than 40% of the energy produced will come from renewable sources and energy storage. In addition, within five years we are committed to saving over a billion gallons of water, reducing waste going to landfills by 35%, and enhancing, restoring and protecting 5,000 acres of Michigan land. These aggressive goals reflect a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine Michigan's energy future, and align with our strong track record of environmental stewardship. A record that led Newsweek® Magazine to rank us the #1 Green Company in Michigan, and ninth in the nation.
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Water

We are the Great Lakes State. Here in Michigan, our lakes, rivers and streams define us. We’re beach-goers, anglers and stone-skippers. We must keep this precious resource thriving for centuries of Michigan summers to come.

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Land

Call us nature lovers. It fits. Our foresters and arborists walk acres and miles, every job. They protect the woods from invasive species and disease, ensuring their vitality.


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Air

You can smell seasons in Michigan. Spring smells like lilacs and apple blossoms. And summer smells like fresh cut grass. Clean air makes it possible for us to tell the difference.


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Wildlife

Ever heard the song of the Kirtland’s warbler? Or caught an ancient lake sturgeon? We play an important role in protecting the Michigan songbird and other wildlife.

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Waste Management

Our company is working toward a strict low waste, high recycling diet. Our Green Teams help champion local programs, and spearhead corporate initiatives to reduce landfill growth.

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Environmental Footprint

Our Environmental Policy is a promise to keep priorities in check. That means providing you with reliable energy while keeping our environment protected for generations to come.

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