Rob Threlkeld

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: How to Accelerate and Scale Your Renewable Energy Plan

GM blueprint summarizes clean-energy strategies for companies of all sizes
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Are you interested in how companies are scaling their clean energy use?

General Motors’ global manager of renewable energy, Rob Threlkeld, and Lily Donge, principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center, led a GreenBiz webinar on the economic opportunity in addressing climate change. Together they shared best practices to help organizations of all sizes achieve quick wins toward their renewable energy goals and scale efforts across their enterprise.

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GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

50 MW wind deal is equivalent to electricity needs of 16 GM sites and warehouses
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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.

Twitter Chat on 9/21 at #GM100 with GM, WWF & The Climate Group


Join General Motors (GM)’s Director of Sustainability, David Tulauskas, GM’s Manager of Renewable Energy, Rob Threlkeld, WWF’s Director of U.S.

The Connection Between EVs, Batteries and a Clean Grid


The Chevrolet Bolt EV just received an EPA-estimated range rating of 238 miles per charge. And GM just committed to meet its entire electricity needs at all of its global operations using renewable energy by 2050.

Incentives Draw New York GM Plant to Install Solar Array


With 16 solar installations in the United States, General Motors takes the top spot among automakers for solar energy use in the nation. Its latest array can be found at the company’s Rochester Operations plant in New York – a 466-kilowatt array expected to power 3 percent of the facility’s electricity. That’s enough energy to power nearly 57 single family homes in New York or charge 1,000 electric vehicles for a year.

GM Battery Reuse Earns an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award


GM won an Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award for our Chevrolet Volt battery secondary reuse project that’s helping keep the lights on at our LEED-Gold Enterprise Data Center office in Milford, Michigan.

Join the 2016 #CleanEnergyU Earth Day Dialogue

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April 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Join the 2016 #CleanEnergyU virtual Twitter dialogue this Earth Day, April 22 from 12-4 ET, where students and national clean energy and White House leaders will engage directly in conversation with each one another.  They will share creative ideas on delivering the Paris promise of a future “well below 2 degrees.”

How GM Used Renewable Energy to Save $80M


A decades-long approach to sourcing renewable energy has produced lessons learned that helped GM further reduce its environmental footprint and save $80 million along the way.

22 Years Using Landfill Gas

9 Technologies Shaping the Future of Sustainability

From aerial drones to "smart" floor tiles, GM's Rob Threlkeld sheds an energy-efficient light on the latest sustainability technologies

Technology is shaping everything we do.

From how we communicate to how we order food, it’s hard to overstate how technology has made our lives better.

More ideas are developed every day that are becoming increasingly vital to help sustain our way of life. Companies all over the world are coming up with new ideas to create positive change.

Video: Renewable Energy Benefits Environment and Bottom Line

GM’s manager of renewable energy explains the financial benefit of renewable energy.
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Using renewable energy such as solar power and electricity generated from landfill gas is better for the environment. It can be better for the bottom line, too.

In this video Rob Threlkeld, GM’s manager of renewable energy, explains the financial benefit of renewable energy in use at one of our manufacturing plants in Michigan.


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