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General Motors Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

Renewable EnergyGeneral Motors (GM) has been one of the United States’ leading corporate advocates for renewable energy for over two decades.  After getting started in the late 1980’s with several landfill gas projects, GM now boasts 22 facilities with solar arrays, three landfill gas sites and four wind farm projects.

These projects have been so successful that GM recently announced that it has already surpassed its goal to use 125 MW of renewable energy in its United States operations by 2020. 

Having blown past this benchmark, GM now has its sights on a larger mission.  According to Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO, the organization has now set forth a new mission: generating and sourcing all of its electrical power with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

In order to power its 350 facilities in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy, GM plans to continue investing heavily in solar, wind and landfill gas projects. 

GM CEO Mary Barra explained the company’s decision: “Establishing a 100% renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by reducing environmental impact.  This pursuit of renewable energy benefits our customers and communities through cleaner air while strengthening our business through lower and more stable energy costs.”

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GM has already discovered that investing in renewable energy isn’t just about improving the health of the environment.  Renewable energy is also helping to create conditions for better financial health as well.  To see how your business can follow the lead of General Motors, check out renewable energy solutions from ConEdison Solutions today. 

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