General Motors is going green at it’s Arlington Assembly Plant and GM Financial headquarters in downtown Fort Worth with wind energy from Cactus Flats wind farm in Concho County, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
GM’s Arlington plant currently runs on 50 percent renewable energy, but will reach 100 percent renewable energy once the deal begins.
GM bought 50 megawatts of power, enough to power 16 facilities total, making 6 percent of GM’s global energy use renewable when the contract begins in 2018, according to the Star-Telegram.
“GM’s commitment to renewable energy is helping transform the way electricity is produced, distributed and consumed around the world, and we’re doing it in a way that makes our company and communities stronger,” Rob Threlkeld, GM global manager of Renewable Energy, said in a statement. “These renewable energy investments drive down greenhouse gas emissions, reduce our dependence on finite resources, and help keep our air and water clean.”
GM is planning to use 100 percent renewable energy for all operations by 2050 and pursue electric vehicles to reduce its overall the environmental impact, according to a GM news release.
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