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Mary Barra Outlines GM’s Road Map for Safer, Better and More Sustainable Transportation Solutions

China is playing key role in company’s strategy
Press Release

SHANGHAI, September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra hosted a press conference today in Shanghai to discuss GM’s road map for the future of personal mobility. The company’s goal is to address the challenges such as crashes, pollution and congestion that have come with growing urbanization.

According to Barra, “By working together, we can solve these challenges and deliver safer, better and more sustainable transportation solutions for all of our customers.”

Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

By Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.
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We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:

Keeping the Ray Clean and Beautiful

Press Release

September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Ray is thrilled to announce its participation in the Adopt A Highway program along the 18-mile stretch of highway that is home to The Ray. The program is a natural fit for the organization which is committed to creating a highway that leads to better outcomes for drivers, the neighboring communities, and the surrounding environment.

States, Local Government Step Up to Play Increasingly Critical Role in a Smarter Clean Energy Future

The federal government has long shaped U.S. energy policy, but today, we see states and corporations taking up the mantle
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The federal government has long played a central role in shaping U.S. energy independence and security. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). Over the last decade, federal programs have significantly influenced the energy sector, particularly in the development of smart grids and renewable energy.

All Regulations Are Local: States Surge to Help Set Clean Energy Agenda

Newest Strategic Directions report finds states driving energy policy
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Surface reads of recent headlines declaring the federal government’s about-face on energy policy might suggest a shift in recent trends for the power generation sector. A new administration has vowed to roll back numerous environmental regulatory policies aimed at reducing the nation’s carbon footprint and mandating improvements to existing fossil fuel plants. These announcements are leading some to believe that power providers have new impetus to rewrite their long-term planning to account for these changes.

Green Charge eBook: Solar + Energy Storage A Golden Opportunity in the Golden State

New Downloadable eBook Explores Impact, Economics and Viability of Solar & Energy Storage
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In 2017, the energy storage market is expected to double in size in California thanks to more than $448 million in federal and local incentives to pair storage with solar projects. Together, both solar and energy storage work to lower electric bills: solar by overall consumption and storage by spikes in power demand. Variable power generation is a weakness of solar systems that energy storage improves on. Pairing solar and energy storage brings stability, increased reliability and resiliency to the electrical grid. 

Qualcomm Announced as NYC ePrix Title Partner

Press Release

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. - the Official Founding & Technology Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship - has been announced as the race title partner for round 9 and 10 of the 2016/17 season, acquiring the naming rights for the inaugural 2017 Qualcomm New York City ePrix. 

Duke Energy’s $1 Million Grant Adds 200 EV Charging Stations Across North Carolina

Blog

Between Main Street’s flowering trees and the patchwork facades of historic buildings, the Shute Family Parking Garden provides about 60 parking spaces for downtown Monroe, N.C. Soon, the parking garden will become even more green when the city installs its first electric vehicle charging station.

UPS Commits to More Alternative Vehicles, Fuel and Renewable Power

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UPS’s 15th annual Sustainability Report provides a complete update on the company’s sustainability efforts, including a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 12 percent by 2025 across global ground operations, a goal developed using methodology from the Science Based Targets initiative.

Ecocentricity Blog: Front Five - Resource Efficient Transportation

Summary: 

At speeds of 30 kilometers per hour, velomobiles require 3.5 times less energy than bicycles. Compared to electric vehicles, velomobiles are about 20 times more efficient. They are arguably the most efficient form of transportation on the planet.

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At speeds of 30 kilometers per hour, velomobiles require 3.5 times less energy than bicycles. Compared to electric vehicles, velomobiles are about 20 times more efficient. They are arguably the most efficient form of transportation on the planet.

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