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Fort Wayne Assembly Powered by Wide Array of Renewables

Truck plant is GM’s 18th facility to use solar power at operations

While many spent December putting up lights on Christmas trees, our assembly plant in Indiana was installing an entirely different lighting project: a 100-foot-long, 14.4 kilowatt ground-mounted solar array

Fort Wayne Assembly, which builds the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, finished construction of its first solar array last month.

Video: Renewable Energy Benefits Environment and Bottom Line

GM’s manager of renewable energy explains the financial benefit of renewable energy.
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Using renewable energy such as solar power and electricity generated from landfill gas is better for the environment. It can be better for the bottom line, too.

In this video Rob Threlkeld, GM’s manager of renewable energy, explains the financial benefit of renewable energy in use at one of our manufacturing plants in Michigan.

From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

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December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Who isn’t worried about water these days? Concerned about carbon?  Count us in.

That’s why we've sold more than 2.4 million Toyota and Lexus hybrids in North America, which save approximately 500 million gallons of gasoline annually.

That’s why we will soon be manufacturing the Camry Hybrid and Avalon Hybrid using a green energy source: landfill gas.  

Renewable Choice Energy Begins Offering Green-e Climate Certified Carbon Offsets From U.S.–based Landfill Gas Projects

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San Francisco, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Renewable Choice Energy, a retail carbon offset and renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado, has begun offering Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets. The offsets will be sourced from landfill gas projects registered with the Climate Action Reserve.

Talking ‘Bout Our Generation (Equipment)


We caught up with Rob Threlkeld, our global manager of renewable energy, after he spoke at our Orion Assembly plant on Wednesday.

Rob was in Orion to announce GM’s investment of $24 million for generation equipment to create electricity from landfill gas at our Orion and Ft. Wayne assembly plants. It would allow GM to become the first automaker in North America to generate its own electricity and increase the use of landfill gas, a renewable source of energy.

Rob was nice enough to give us a few minutes of his time to explain the investment.

GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

Will be first automaker in North America to generate its own electricity
Press Release

DETROIT, December 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors announced today a $24-million investment in electrical generation equipment that will allow the company to use more landfill gas at its Fort Wayne, Ind., and Orion, Mich., assembly plants.


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