16 Jun '12, 11am

Ford cuts manufacturing energy use 22% in 6 years; targeting additional 25% Drop by 2016 via @zite

Ford cuts manufacturing energy use 22% in 6 years; targeting additional 25% drop by 2016 16 June 2012 Ford has reduced the amount of energy required to produce each vehicle in its manufacturing facilities by 22% in the last six years. The company also announced plans to reduce usage another 25% on a per-vehicle basis by 2016. Other successful initiatives—highlighted in Ford’s 13th annual Sustainability Report—include reductions in water use, waste-to-landfill and CO2 emissions as well as improvements in vehicle fuel economy and safety. The amount of electricity used to produce each vehicle in Ford’s manufacturing facilities has been reduced by about 800 kilowatt-hours—from 3,576 kWh in 2006 to 2,778 kWh in 2011. By comparison, average households in states like California, New York, Illinois and Michigan use between 562 kwh and 799 kwh monthly. Ford’s progress has been achi...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/06/ford-20120616.html

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