WATCH | How Consumers Energy Will Cut Out Coal Burning by 2040
Consumers Energy released their Clean Air Plan earlier this month which will phase out coal use and increase renewable energy to 43 percent by 2040.
ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Earlier in June, Consumers Energy released a proposed plan to phase out their coal burning plants by 2040 and add more renewable energy sources to generate electricity.
The Clean Energy Plan proposes retiring the Karn Generating Complex near Bay City, Michigan by 2023. The Campbell Generating Complex near Holland would continue to operate until the end of their design lives between 2031 and 2040.
Consumers Energy gathered input from individuals and stakeholders to compile their Clean Energy Plan, now under review by the Michigan Public Service Commission. The consensus is to shift toward renewable energy resources.