GM Switching to 100 Percent Renewable Energy in Ohio, Indiana

In case you missed the big news last week: General Motors announced that all of their Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities will meet their electricity needs through 100 percent renewable energy. 

See the news article and release here:

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

General Motors news release

"We're helping provide solutions to green the grid through these new renewable energy deals and sharing best practices with other companies so they too can reduce risk and energy costs," said Rob Threlkeld, GM global manager of renewable energy. "With a pragmatic strategy, companies can turn ambitious renewable energy goals into action and scale quickly."

GM is leveraging energy efficiency and a mix of onsite and offsite renewable energy solutions to reach its goal. The company also recognized that as they work toward advancing zero emissions vehicles, it makes business sense to create a cleaner grid on which to drive them. GM is also researching the use of fuel cells as energy storage in the future.

Earlier this year, Tesla, the electric vehicle giant, surpassed both Ford and GM in market value.