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General Motors January 2013 Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

January 2013

EPA Warms to GM’s Coats for Homeless Story

Intel Matches 100 Percent U.S. Electricity Use with Green Power

Press Release

January 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest Green Power Partnership rankings update, recognizing Intel for using more than 3.1 billion kWh of green power annually, enough green power to meet 100 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Intel has topped the list as the largest voluntary purchaser of green power in the country.

Leonardo Academy Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Implement Clean Diesel Projects

Press Release

Madison, WI, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Leonardo Academy a $1,600,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant.  Since 2008, EPA has funded nearly 60,000 pieces of clean diesel technology through the National Clean Diesel Campaign. The projects help improve local and national air quality by deploying proven technologies much earlier than would otherwise occur. Leonardo Academy’s award will impact an estimated 50 diesel engines in EPA Region 5, throughout the Upper Midwest.

EPA Warms to GM’s Coats for Homeless Story

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In September, we shared the story of Veronika Scott, founder of The Empowerment Plan, which produces winter coats for the homeless that transform into sleeping bags.

Google Invests in Wind Energy; Progress Energy Teams Up with Transcanada on New Pipeline; Chrysler’s Fiat 500e EPA Top-rated at 108MPGe; NativeEnergy Sells Offsets to The Clymb - Energy Minute for January 16, 2013

Press Release

Google has invested $200 million in the Spinning Spur Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle as part of the company’s strategic plan to invest in renewable energy. The Spinning Spur wind farm delivers power to Southwestern Public Service. EDF Renewable Energy built the project and remains a co-owner and the manager. The 161- megawatt wind facility, located about 35 miles from Amarillo, generates enough electricity to power 60,000 homes. The Texas Panhandle is a major source of renewable energy in the state as the West Texas winds churn massive turbines.

LG and EPA Agree on New Joint Programs; Wind Energy Projects with Credit Extension, Set New Installation Record for 2012 - Energy Minute for January 7, 2013

Press Release

LG Electronics and the EPA are teaming up on a number of environmental programs that leverage the technical expertise of the federal agency. An EPA 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year, LG has made a commitment to several new initiatives. They include joining the Energy Star Commercial Building and the EPA WasteWise Programs, supporting the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management programs for electronics and food waste recycling, and achieving LEED certifications from the U.S.

2013 Fiat 500e Offers Unsurpassed 108 Highway MPGe Rating and Class-Leading 87 Miles of Driving Range

Summary: 
  • Industry-best 108 MPGe highway rating
  • Best-in-class EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range of 87 miles
  • Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
  • EPA fuel consumption rate of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles
  • Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013 
Press Release
  • Industry-best 108 MPGe highway rating
  • Best-in-class EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range of 87 miles
  • Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
  • EPA fuel consumption rate of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles
  • Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013 

EPA, LG Electronics USA Collaborate on Broad Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Press Release

WASHINGTON, December 27, 2012 /3BL Media/– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LG Electronics USA (LG) have entered into an agreement to collaborate on a number of environmentally beneficial goals.

Under the agreement signed by EPA and LG (a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year), the company has pledged to participate in a broad array of EPA environmental stewardship programs with technical assistance and support from the EPA. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the EPA and LG, states that the company will pursue a series of initiatives, including:

Renewable Electrical Capacity Outstrips Nuclear and Oil; EPA Gives Energy Star Awards to ConAgra’s Lamb Weston Plants - Energy Minute for December 13, 2012

Press Release

Renewable electricity capacity in the U.S. is now greater than nuclear and oil-powered energy combined. according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects. Renewable sources now account for almost 15 percent of the total installed operating generating capacity — more than nuclear, 9 percent, and oil, 4 percent, added together.

GM Leads in Energy Reduction Challenge, Saves $90 Million

54 of its facilities meet U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry
Press Release

DETROIT, Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – General Motors now has 54 facilities meeting a voluntary energy reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – more than any company worldwide. GM saves $90 million in energy costs as a result.

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