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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.

Quote Sheet: GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

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GM is pledging to meet its electricity needs at all of its global operations with renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. Here’s what GM employees and third parties had to say about the plan.
 

Guest Post: Top U.S. Companies Increasingly Turning to Solar Energy

What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers? These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy.
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Today, 129 million Americans – more than 40 percent of our nation’s entire population – live within 20 miles of a solar-powered business.  And that number has doubled since 2012.

Did you know that Apple is generating enough solar electricity to power 30 million iPhones?  Or that Fed-Ex’s savings from solar is the equivalent of delivering 15 million packages?

GM Installing Vast Solar Array at Lordstown Plant

2.2 MW project is company’s largest in Western Hemisphere
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LORDSTOWN, Ohio, October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014 at its Lordstown Complex, home of the Chevrolet Cruze. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be GM’s largest solar installation in the Western Hemisphere.

SEIA Again Recognizes GM for Stellar Solar Use

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The Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, released its second annual Solar Means Business report today, identifying commercial solar projects and ranking America’s top corporate solar users.

Once again, General Motors made the list.

How to Introduce Solar Into Your Organization

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General Motors is not in the solar game just so we can tout it on our environmental blog.

There are very real benefits to using solar to power parts of our facilities, not the least of which is the fact that it’s better for the environment.

It can save money, too.

Intel Leads Green Power User List; Minneapolis to Use Energy Star to Measure Energy Efficiency; GM Joins Solar Energy Industries Association; Investors Call on Oil Companies to Disclose Fracking Data - Energy Minute for February 13, 2013

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Intel has been recognized for using more than 3 billion kilowatt hours of green power annually by the EPA in its latest Green Power Partnership rankings. That amount of green power equals 100 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use. Intel leads the list as the largest voluntary purchaser of green power in the country for the fifth consecutive year.

General Motors Joins Solar Energy Industries Association

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DETROIT, February 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is now a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association, joining other renewable energy advocates supporting a strong U.S. solar industry.

GM is First Automaker in Solar Power; Centrica Featured by Carbon Disclosure Project; Global Data Says Oil and Gas Investments to Top $1 trillion - Energy Minute for September 18, 2012

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General Motors has been recognized as the top automotive solar power user in the U.S. by the Solar Energy Industries Association. The ranking paces GM at number 13 in the top 20 solar-powered companies in the country. GM has announced plans to double its global solar output to 60 megawatts in the next three years, and to increase its renewable energy use by 125 megawatts by 2020.

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