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GM Pledges to Reduce Facility CO2 Emissions by 40%

General Motors is targeting a reduction of CO2 emissions from its North American manufacturing facilities by 40% by 2010, based on 2000 levels. GM is setting this target as part of its voluntary partnership in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program.

This reduction would equal 4.5 million metric tons and equate to annual emissions from the power consumed by 432,692 US households.

When it first joined the program in 2002 as a founding member, GM established a goal to reduce US facility CO2 emissions by 10% by 2005, based on 2000 levels. The company surpassed this target in 2003 with reductions of 11.7%. To date, since 2000, GM has reduced US facility emissions by 25%, or 3 million metric tons, which would equal the annual emissions from the power consumed by 288,000 U.S. households.

GM’s CO2 reductions can be largely attributed to numerous efforts by the company to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste, increase the use of renewable resources such as landfill gas and solar power, and optimize efficiencies across all aspects of the manufacturing process.



Well good. I'm thrilled.

They'd have a much bigger impact by improving the fuel efficiency of their vehicles, but I digress...


Wellthe car makers are a prisoner of market forces they cant fight. Ig the us wants to improve the fleet they will needto spend enough money on roads to make people feel safe on them and not get jammed in traffic jams every bleeping day.


I think GM is being conservative. When they go out of business in the next decade they'll have reduced 100% of their CO2 emissions.


Perhaps they can sell credits to Gore so he can heat his pool at his mansion.Or perhaps they can help Mr. edwards lower the emissions at his 28,000 square foot compound he is building.
I think it is time these paragons of vitue lead by example.

Stan Peterson

One of the relatively unknown success stories is that American industry has achieved the Kyoto Protocol targets. In 2006 the US had managed to reduce its CO2 usage back to the level as it used in 1990, despite the 53% increase in size of the GDP. Only the US industry has achieved the Kyoto targets...

Now residential use what is up, as you would expect with Energy hogs and hypocrites like Al GOREgoyle heating and cooling his 30,000 sqaure foot house and heated pool.

I can't help but note that the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, has a Gulfstream V private jet, but San Fran Nan Pelosi doesn't think that's good enough for her. She demands a Boeing 757 jetliner as her government furnished FREE personal Jet. What does she need a personal jet that seats 250 for? H-Y-P-O-C-R-T-E !


But hey, isn't Al Gore the inventor of the internet? And was it Al Gore who got all those pre-IPO shares of Google? And is it Al Gore who tells us that the snows of Kilimanjaro have disappeared because of global warming (not the fact that surrounding forests have been decimated)?

BTW, it's spelled H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E !

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