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General Motors set to reach 100 percent renewable energy in U.S. 5 years ahead of schedule

Christian Fernsby |
General Motors announced that it plans to source 100 percent renewable energy to power its U.S. sites by 2025, five years earlier than previously announced, and 25 years ahead of its initial target.

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By accelerating its renewable energy goal, GM aims to avoid 1 million metric tons of carbon emissions that would have been produced between 2025 and 2030.

Additionally, GM announced that it is collaborating with PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission organization, and TimberRock, a technology enabled energy company, to track the real time carbon emissions at GM's facilities associated with electricity use.

"We know climate action is a priority and every company must push itself to decarbonize further and faster," said GM Chief Sustainability Officer Kristen Siemen. "That's what we are doing by aiming to achieve 100 percent renewable energy five years earlier in the U.S. as we continue to advance on our commitment to lead an all electric, carbon neutral future."

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