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2014-04-04 16:21:11

JACKSON, Mich., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven members are seeking election to CMS Energy Corporation's Board of Directors, the company announced today in its proxy statement. Seeking election are: John G. Russell, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy, as well as the following independent directors: David W. Joos, non-executive chairman; Jon E. Barfield; Kurt L. Darrow; Stephen E. Ewing; Richard M. Gabrys; William D. Harvey; Philip R. Lochner Jr.; Kenneth L....

2014-03-24 08:22:21

JACKSON, Mich., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy employees contributed a record amount of money to help Michigan residents stay warm this winter, raising more than $275,000 through Walk for Warmth events across the state. "More than 1,700 employees demonstrated their commitment to the communities we serve by walking in cold weather and raising more than twice as much money as last year to help our neighbors in need," said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy's vice president...

2014-03-19 12:23:24

Farmers, others can start applying April 1 to sell electricity JACKSON, Mich., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is developing renewable energy supplies for the future with a new program in which it will buy electricity produced by anaerobic digesters. "Michigan residents expect us to generate power in new ways to reflect changes in technology. Our development of this pilot program will help us see how well we can develop energy from activity on our state's farms and...

2014-03-17 08:23:30

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is encouraging businesses from the Indiana line to the Upper Peninsula to save energy by sponsoring the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a friendly competition that will run through the rest of this year. "The Battle of the Buildings is a natural extension of Consumers Energy's work every day to help commercial businesses to reduce their energy usage. This will save them money they can pass on to customers and...

2014-03-11 16:21:49

JACKSON, Mich., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Winter Storm Watch in southern Michigan tonight and Wednesday has Consumers Energy preparing for power outages and providing tips on what customers can do before, during and after a storm strikes. "We are keeping a close eye on the weather and making sure our crews and equipment are ready to move into areas if predicted heavy snow and winds cause power outages and downed power lines," said Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery for...

2014-03-04 08:23:49

Celebrating Women's History Month JACKSON, Mich., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Women's History Month, Consumers Energy is hosting four Girl Scout events across Michigan this March to inspire young women to pursue dreams in energy and science fields. "It's important that the Girl Scouts become confident that females are capable of excelling in technical fields," Carol-Ann Cramer, education programs administrator, said. "It's our hope too that the girls will see a...

2014-02-27 08:23:15

Includes Support for Innovative Pilot Program to Help Participants Manage Bills JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is helping Michigan residents stay warm this winter - and developing tools that should let many manage their energy bills more effectively in the future - with $3 million in recent grants to three statewide nonprofit organizations. TrueNorth Community Services, The Salvation Army and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) will distribute $2 million...

2014-02-25 08:23:39

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With income tax preparation season in full swing, Consumers Energy is helping raise awareness among income qualified Michigan residents that help with heating bills may be available through a Michigan Home Heating Credit and federal Earned Income Credit. The Home Heating Credit can be used for all types of primary heating fuel, including natural gas, propane and purchased firewood. Renters may also qualify for the credit. Even if...

2014-02-19 08:22:53

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy employees are taking action to help Michigan residents stay warm this winter by walking by the hundreds in Walk for Warmth events across the state. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/DE67400 ) Consumers Energy is making the commitment to helping people heat their homes by donating $2 for every dollar that employees, family and friends raise by volunteering in Walk for Warmth events. Last year, the company...

2014-02-17 08:22:26

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan nonprofit organizations received more than $8 million in contributions in 2013 from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, its Foundation and the utility's parent company, CMS Energy. "In this extremely cold winter and all year, we work to fulfill our Promise to care for the communities we serve," said David Mengebier, Consumers Energy's senior vice president of governmental and public affairs and president of the Consumers Energy...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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