28 Apr '15, 5am

GM’s Fort Wayne Assembly Plant One Of Greenest

GM’s Fort Wayne Assembly Plant One Of Greenest

General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant, where the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are built, gets 43 percent of its power from methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. This plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top 30 generators of onsite green power. The automaker says the plant’s generation of 53 million kilowatt hours of green power could supply the equivalent electricity use of more than 5,000 American homes annually. SEE ALSO: GM Contemplates Building The Chevy Volt in China “Renewable energy enables us to reduce risk at our plants and save money on energy costs – facts that prove there’s economic opportunity in addressing climate change,” said Rob Threlkeld, GM global manager of renewable energy. “None of our U.S. plants use coal as an energy source.” The EPA considers GM one of the largest industrial users of la...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/gms-fort-wayne-assembly-plant-o...

Tweets

Can drones plant one billion trees?

inhabitat.com 28 Apr '15, 5pm

To achieve its goal of planting one billion trees a year, BioCarbon is developing a fleet of drones that, if all goes acco...

Even China Won’t Finance 4.5-GW Pakistan Hydrop...

renewableenergyworld.com 27 Apr '15, 2pm

China’s reluctance shows that its push to finance infrastructure across Asia hardly amounts to a blank check. It also keep...