General Motors announced Feb 2 a new agreement to use sustainable energy to power Michigan automobile operations in Flint, Burton, and Wyoming. General Motors collaborated on the idea with Consumers Energy, environmentalleader.com writes.
This move gets General Motors one step closer to meeting its goal of procuring 100 percent renewable energy in the United States by 2025. GM has signed a 20-year deal with Consumers Energy to utilize renewable energy at its Flint Assembly Plant, Burton Parts Processing Center, and Wyoming GM Components Holdings Plant. This agreement will fund about 70 megawatts of zero-emission renewable energy in Michigan.
GM offsets 235,000 metric tons of CO2 per year via new and current GM plants in Consumers Energy’s Renewable Energy Program, which puts Consumers on a path to add additional renewable power to its generating fleet. In 2018, Consumers Energy and GM began working together on renewable energy initiatives.
GM has lately made many efforts towards sustainable energy. The company just unveiled new commercial uses for its HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell technology last month. In order to accelerate its development as a platform innovation, GM will expand the usage of HYDROTEC beyond automotive applications to mobile power generation. In addition, in October, General Motors and GE Renewable Energy launched a collaboration to look at methods to enhance supply chains for rare earth elements used in the production of electric cars and renewable energy equipment.