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Fun Factors into Volt Purchase

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By Mike Robinson, Vice President of energy, environment and safety policy, GM

“Fun to drive.”

For a vehicle we’ve billed as being at the top of electric ingenuity, it’s the drivability that continues to impress our customers.

In the word cloud above, you can see exactly what our customers are telling us. The bigger the word, the greater the frequency.

Solar Field to Power Chevrolet Volt Assembly Plant

GM and DTE Energy will install array at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 11, 2011 - DETROIT - The largest photovoltaic solar array in Southeast Michigan will be built at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, turning sunlight into electricity to help power the home of the Chevrolet Volt electric car.

GE CEO: Expects Clean-Technology Revenue Of $21 Billion This Year

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General Electric is becoming more renowned for its clean technology as revenues from the resulting innovations greatly increase and the world places more focus on the importance of nuclear energy. Here, GE CEO, Jeff Immelt, discusses these topics in relation to GE.  

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General Electric is becoming more renowned for its clean technology as revenues from the resulting innovations greatly increase and the world places more focus on the importance of nuclear energy. Here, GE CEO, Jeff Immelt, discusses these topics in relation to GE.  

5 Stocks to Play Wind Energy Growth

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GE Energy is considered to be a sound wind energy stock investment for the moment and for the future. There is presently a renewed interest in alternative energy sources, which is driving investors back into this growing market. This article illustrates the new focus on the importance of wind power and how it has become a leader in conserving and generating energy on a global scale.

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GE Energy is considered to be a sound wind energy stock investment for the moment and for the future. There is presently a renewed interest in alternative energy sources, which is driving investors back into this growing market. This article illustrates the new focus on the importance of wind power and how it has become a leader in conserving and generating energy on a global scale.

Pasta Prima Joins Green-e Marketplace With 100% Renewable Energy Purchase

Northern California–based refrigerated pasta company installs rooftop solar array, purchases 682 MWh of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy for its manufacturing facilities
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Pasta Prima, a refrigerated pasta brand of Valley Fine Foods in Benicia, CA, has joined Green-e® Marketplace by generating an estimated 70 percent of its electricity from a rooftop photovoltaic system installed in 2010, and purchasing the remaining 682 MWh from Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates—enough to meet 100 percent of the annual electricity needs for its entire operations.

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Pasta Prima, a refrigerated pasta brand of Valley Fine Foods in Benicia, CA, has joined Green-e® Marketplace by generating an estimated 70 percent of its electricity from a rooftop photovoltaic system installed in 2010, and purchasing the remaining 682 MWh from Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates—enough to meet 100 percent of the annual electricity needs for its entire operations.

Community Choice Aggregation: A Sexy Idea With An Unsexy Name

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A California law passed in 2002 allows communities served by private utilities to bring citizens together who want to get more renewable energy than is required by law and maybe quit supporting nuclear. That’s what motivated Marin County, which lies just north of San Francisco, CA, and seven of its cities.

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A California law passed in 2002 allows communities served by private utilities to bring citizens together who want to get more renewable energy than is required by law and maybe quit supporting nuclear. That’s what motivated Marin County, which lies just north of San Francisco, CA, and seven of its cities.

GE and Google to Invest in Wind Farm

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Alongside Google, GE is investing in a Arlington, Oregon wind farm, which is forecasted to be the largest wind farm in the world. Four investors (including two Japanese organizations) are supporting the farm with approximately $500 million. The wind farm is expected to produce 845 megawatts of energy, which will power over 235,000 homes. These two articles discuss the development of the wind farm, referencing the beneficial result it will have on the economic area of Oregon and the collective renewable energy goals of California. 

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Alongside Google, GE is investing in a Arlington, Oregon wind farm, which is forecasted to be the largest wind farm in the world. Four investors (including two Japanese organizations) are supporting the farm with approximately $500 million. The wind farm is expected to produce 845 megawatts of energy, which will power over 235,000 homes. These two articles discuss the development of the wind farm, referencing the beneficial result it will have on the economic area of Oregon and the collective renewable energy goals of California. 

GM Leads in Clean-Energy Patents

Ranking demonstrates GM’s commitment to sustainable transportation
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT, MI - April 15, 2011 – General Motors received more clean-energy patents last year than any other organization, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index of U.S. patents. GM’s 135 patents represent nearly 14 percent of the total 1,881 received by 700 entities.

Call for Public Comment - LEO 5000 - Standard for Emissions Inventories, Offsets and Reduction Credits

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - April 14, 2011 - Leonardo Academy is inviting all interested parties to provide comment on the draft Standard for Emissions Inventories, Offsets and Reduction Credits Standard (LEO-5000).

GE Plans to Build Largest Solar Panel Plant in U.S.

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General Electric announced plans to build the nation’s biggest solar panel factory, though it has not yet decided the location.  The move continues GE's expanding energy-focused work, particularly through acquisitions. The solar photovoltaic market is growing, driven in part by the U.S. government offering financial support to help American solar panel makers -- including loan guarantees for new factories -- to increase the amount of solar panel manufacturing.  Victor Abate, who is responsible for the solar, wind, and renewable energy units at GE, stated that the deciding factor to build the solar panel factory was enhancing the effectiveness of cadmium telluride-based thin film panels to a record 12.8 percent, which is also a factor in reducing costs. These articles discuss the project in more depth and touch on the ecological improvements this venture will bring, as well as the social advantage: the creation of more than 400 jobs within the plant.

 

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General Electric announced plans to build the nation’s biggest solar panel factory, though it has not yet decided the location.  The move continues GE's expanding energy-focused work, particularly through acquisitions. The solar photovoltaic market is growing, driven in part by the U.S. government offering financial support to help American solar panel makers -- including loan guarantees for new factories -- to increase the amount of solar panel manufacturing.  Victor Abate, who is responsible for the solar, wind, and renewable energy units at GE, stated that the deciding factor to build the solar panel factory was enhancing the effectiveness of cadmium telluride-based thin film panels to a record 12.8 percent, which is also a factor in reducing costs. These articles discuss the project in more depth and touch on the ecological improvements this venture will bring, as well as the social advantage: the creation of more than 400 jobs within the plant.

 

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