GM Prepares to Reach 100% Renewable Energy in the US by 2025
As General Motors seeks to commit to carbon neutrality in its global products and operations by 2040, having entered into a partnership with PJM and TimberRock aim to launch a new carbon monitoring system to control and reduce emissions in real time.
The initiative is expected to expand over time to cover the carbon emissions associated with electric vehicles for customers., which will allow GM to better understand the range of emissions it intends to address and help the company decide where to invest its renewable energy efforts to achieve the greatest impact beyond its own operations.
Now, General Motors has announced its plans to Supplying 100% of its US facilities by 2025Five years earlier than previously announced. By accelerating your renewable energy goal, GM aims to avoid 1 million metric tons of carbon emissions that would have occurred between 2025 and 2030. Kristin Seimen, Director of Sustainability, General Motors, said:
“We know that climate action is a priority and that all companies must strive to remove carbon faster and faster.
That’s what we’re doing by targeting access to 100% renewable energy five years ago in the United States, while continuing to reinforce our commitment to driving an all-electric and carbon-neutral future. “
For a 100% renewable energy supply, General Motors developed a plan based on four pillars: Increasing energy efficiency, providing renewable energy, addressing intermittency in case of potential power outages, and finally strengthening policies. Climate Group RE100 President Sam Kimmins commented:
“We are pleased that General Motors has increased the ambition of its journey towards 100% renewable electricity and extended its goal to 2025.
This is the kind of urgent action needed to halve global carbon emissions by 2030 and tackle the climate crisis. We need all businesses to commit to using 100% renewable electricity and drive the transition to renewable energy at the speed and scale needed.”
While working to reduce the amount of energy required to run your facilities, GM also provides renewable energy through direct investments, green tariffs, and power purchase agreements..
Also, let’s remember that General Motors announced that it will invest $35 billion in electric and self-driving cars, with plans to launch more than 30 models of electric cars worldwide by 2025.