September 19, 2006
GM announces 25 per cent cut in energy use
Washington, D.C. – General Motors has announced that, as a result of its commitment to renewable energy sources and conservation efforts, the company has reduced its energy use by 25 per cent, and added solar and landfill gas as energy sources at its North American facilities over the past five years.
“General Motors has a corporate commitment to make our vehicles and our facilities energy efficient, and we have a long history of energy reduction efforts at our plants,” said David Skiven, executive director, GM Worldwide Facilities Group, at a keynote address at the World Energy Engineering Conference in Washington.
Skiven said that GM is one of the leading users of renewable energy in the North American manufacturing sector, with renewable energy sources representing about two per cent of its energy use.