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Meet the People Behind GM’s All-electric Future PART 3: Andy Oury on GM’s Next-Generation Batteries

GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer to its vision
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This National Engineers Week, GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer toward its vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

UPS Tired of Waiting for Electric Vehicles, Decides to Make Its Own

by Tina Casey
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Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.

Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”

Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.

Freeport Cobalt, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Recognized for Responsible Mineral Sourcing

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January 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Freeport Cobalt, a Freeport-McMoRan company, was recognized as a Conformant Refiner by the Responsible Minerals Initiative for its ethical processing of responsibly sourced minerals.

The certification by this international group validates the company's commitment to producing materials from responsibly sourced cobalt. More than 65 percent of the world's cobalt supply is sourced from conflict-affected and high-risk areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Honda Partners on General Motors’ Next Gen Battery Development

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DETROIT and TOKYO, June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles. The next-generation battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies’ future products, mainly for the North American market.

Republic Services Makes Disposing of Batteries and Bulbs Effortless

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When setting your clocks forward for Daylight Savings, remember to change those batteries in your smoke detectors and light bulbs that need replacing. 

Daylight Savings is a smart time for businesses to replace batteries in fire alarms, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as replacing fluorescent light bulbs and lighting ballasts. Republic Services offers two simple solutions for businesses to discard items that contain mercury, lead or other hazardous materials that should not be thrown away with regular waste.

Innovative Battery Storage Facility at SCE’s Mira Loma Substation Allows for More Renewables

SCE selected Tesla for the project which can store 80 megawatt-hours, enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day
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ONTARIO, Calif., February 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ — With the steel towers behind the Mira Loma substation as a backdrop, multiple rows of large, white rectangular boxes stand in neat formation. Some say this is a glimpse into the future of clean energy.

The Smart Bet is on a Clean Energy Future

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by Doug Arent, Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis 

Power systems and the investment landscape are changing. Both at home and around the world, the ways that we produce and consume electricity and arrange fuel transportation are evolving.

After the Structural (and Possibly Abrupt) Decline of Fossil Fuels

An In-Depth Look at Our Renewable Energy Future
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by Garvin Jabusch, cofounder and chief investment officer, Green Alpha Advisors 

Secondary-Use Chevrolet Volt Batteries Power Their Way Into the Record Books

More than 4,739 TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games fans helped set a Guinness World Records™ title for the most number of people generating electricity in one week
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TORONTO, July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet has put their secondary use battery technology in the record books by setting a Guinness World Records title for the most people generating electricity in one week at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games.

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