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GM Energy Efficiency

Updates on how GM is reducing emissions and petroleum dependence by being more energy efficient.

For more information on GM’s commitment to energy efficiency, visit its sustainability report and environmental blog.

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GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date
DETROIT, November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ — General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. GM will...
Nov 16, 2016 3:45 PM ET
As Seen on The Guardian: Energy Day Comes as Major Companies Lead the Fight Against Climate Change
When the gavel came down on the historic Paris Agreement for climate action on 12 December 2015, the international community delivered a statement of intent for a different and better future. One year on ­– after months of quiet diplomacy, business calls for action and civil society efforts – the agreement has been ratified, and the statement of intent is now set to drive government, business...
Nov 14, 2016 10:05 AM ET
Steps to Brighten Up and Save Energy
Installing 186,000 LED lights, hosting employee “energy awareness” talks and replacing roofs with white light-reflecting surfaces are just a few of the steps General Motors plants and facilities are taking to improve energy efficiency. These activities saved the company $73 million in energy costs while reducing environmental impact....
Oct 26, 2016 10:45 AM ET
Energy-Efficient Operations Save GM $73 Million in 2016
DETROIT, October 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The installation of 186,000 LED bulbs and fixtures is one of many steps helping General Motors save $73 million in energy costs in 2016. Global efforts to increase energy efficiency play a significant part in GM’s goal of meeting the electricity needs of its worldwide operations with ...
Oct 24, 2016 11:05 AM ET
GM China Engages Suppliers in Energy Projects that Saved $1.3M
General Motors China engaged eight of its parts suppliers in a yearlong “Green Supply Chain” initiative designed to reduce energy consumption. The suppliers implemented 64 projects that resulted in emissions and facility noise reductions, as well as optimized lighting and energy management system improvements. Altogether, these...
Oct 10, 2016 11:15 AM ET

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