General Motors has earned a spot on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). Ranked No.29, GM is the only automotive company on this list. GM is also No.6 on the GPP’s Top On-Site Generation list and No.14 on EPA’s list of Green Power Partners from the Fortune 500.
GM’s decision to use green power, including landfill gas, wind and solar energy, helps advance the voluntary market for it and the development of green power sources. The company uses nearly 430 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which represents more than 10 percent of its US operations’ total power needs. According to the EPA, this is equivalent to the annual electricity use of nearly 40,000 average American homes.
“By making the choice to use green power, GM is not only advancing its vision of a future with zero emissions, but also helping set a benchmark for others that using green power is good for the environment and a smart business decision,” said Rob Threlkeld, global manager of Sustainable Energy and Supply Reliability at GM. “We are grateful to be recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency for our ongoing progress in this space.”
GM is committed to further increasing its renewable energy footprint and finding clean energy solutions near its operations. To date, GM has contracted or invested in a total of 1.71 terawatt hours of clean energy power in North America, equivalent to powering more than 145,000 households.
This article courtesy of Russell Thrall III, publisher CollisionWeek. Check out their website at: www.collisionweek.com