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GM Plant Sets Standard for Environmental Stewardship

Toledo Transmission Earns Top Recognition from Ohio EPA
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August 17, 2015, Toledo, Ohio /3BL Media/ – Toledo Transmission – a landfill-free General Motors facility sporting Ohio’s largest rooftop solar array – received recognition from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for setting a high standard of environmental stewardship.

GM earned the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold-level Award based on ongoing initiatives that reduce the plant’s carbon footprint.

The Results Are In: More Range for the 2016 Volt

EPA-estimated pure electric range is 53 miles
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DETROIT – The 2016 Volt is engineered to offer customers more of what they want: range, range and more range.

The Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system delivers 53 miles of pure EV range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40-percent improvement over the first-generation Volt.

Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90 percent of trips. Today, Volt owners use battery power on 80 percent of their trips.

Republic’s VP Fleet Management Invited to Speak at 2015 Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo

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Republic’s vice president, fleet management Steven Saltzgiver spoke at the 2015 Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo in Baton Rouge, LA on May 22, 2015. During his presentation, Steve talked about Republic’s ongoing efforts to convert our fleet to alternative fuels and shared a few success stories as well as lessons learned. Here are photos of Steve with a Republic Services CNG collection truck, which was on display at the Conference & Expo.

County Line Landfill Celebrates New Renewable Energy Project for Earth Day

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Republic Services held an open house in celebration of Earth Day with Aria Energy at the new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at County Line Landfill. The six-megawatt project began operations in late 2014, and is capable of generating enough renewable energy to power more than 3,200 homes in Fulton and Marshall Counties.

H&M Among the Leading Green Power Users in the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes H&M for leading green power use and for reducing carbon footprint
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H&M appears as No. 32 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) National Top 100 list of the largest green power users. H&M is using nearly 172 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 100 percent of the organization's electricity use. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.

EPA Once Again Honors Eastman Chemical Company with ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Recognition

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KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) with a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for the richness of its energy management program and continued leadership in superior energy management. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program since 2008, Eastman has made impactful improvements in its energy performance, resulting in energy intensity reductions, cost savings and lowered emissions.

ConAgra Foods Helps Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Energy Star® Certified Buildings

9 locations earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency
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OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today that nine locations have earned ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is helping to mark the 15th anniversary of this recognition program.

Center for Resource Solutions Announces 2014 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

Awards to be presented during Renewable Energy Markets 2014 in Sacramento, CA. Apple Inc., SMUD, White House CEQ to receive top honors
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will recognize four organizations and two individuals for their role in building and shaping the market for renewable energy over the past year.

GM Shows Energy-Efficient Conviction with Latest ENERGY STAR® Challenge

Company's tally of plants to meet energy reduction goal reaches 70.
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Three years ago, the first batch of GM plants met the EPA ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry, a voluntary energy reduction initiative recognizing plants that slash energy intensity throughout their facilities.

Now GM has a total of 70 plants that have met the challenge – 29 that have done so more than once. To be recognized, manufacturing plants must reduce the energy intensity of their operations at least 10 percent within five years or less.

How do our manufacturing plants keep finding ways to use less energy? Here are a few examples.

U.S. Fuel Economy Hit New Highs With 2013 Models

Posted by Christina Nunez
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American cars are using less gas per mile and emitting less carbon dioxide than ever before, according to a government analysis released Wednesday. The average fuel economy of 2013 models is 27.6 miles per gallon for cars and 19.8 miles per gallon for trucks, “both of which are all-time highs,” said the report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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