10 Oct '11, 7pm

Chevy Invests in Offset Projects to Slash 4.6M Tons of CO2

Chevy Invests in Offset Projects to Slash 4.6M Tons of CO2

Many people associate Chevrolet these days with the Volt and the Cruze, but the famous brand is also earmarking funds for wind farms, landfills and home weatherization. These are the kinds of projects Chevy will invest in as part of its commitment to spend up to $40 million to avoid 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide -- roughly the amount of annual emissions produced by the 1.9 million Chevy vehicles it will sell from Nov. 18 2010 to late 2011. Chevrolet announced today that it has chosen 16 projects to invest in as part of the initiative, which parent company General Motors announced last year on the same day as its blockbuster initial public offering. The projects will avoid 4.6 million metric tons of emissions through 2014. The offset projects include: • Three wind farms • Seven landfill sites where methane will be captured and destroyed; one site will use the meth...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/10/10/chevy-invests-off...

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