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General Motors, Shell Partner On Renewable Energy Solutions

General Motors and Shell are collaborating to provide energy solutions programs to GM’s customers and supply chain partners in Texas, with the goal of eventually expanding nationwide.

This new partnership is focused on building upon each company’s strengths and ambitions for a net-zero-emissions future. It includes fixed-rate home energy plans backed by 100% renewable energy resources.

Initially, the program aims to expand access to renewable energy for GM’s customers and suppliers in Texas along with free renewable energy charging hours for GM’s EV owners in the coming months.

This program is currently available for eligible owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles in Texas. Coming this summer, owners of electric vehicles from GM brands will have the opportunity to select home energy plans that include the option for free overnight hours of EV charging. 

This month, the companies will also begin providing GM suppliers access to a tailored suite of renewable energy products to assist in setting and achieving their individual emissions-reduction goals. Employees of participating GM suppliers will be eligible for the home energy plans mentioned above.

GM and Shell expect to expand the residential and EV offerings across U.S. markets in the future. 

Both GM and Shell have recently announced ambitious goals to address emissions. GM plans to be carbon neutral in global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to science-based targets that align with the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement.

Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society's progress in achieving the goals of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change. This target includes emissions not only from the energy Shell produces and processes, but also from all the energy products it sells to its customers.

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  1. Craig Mcdaniel from Sweepstakes Today LLC, June 24, 2021 at 4:35 p.m.

    There is one major issue about energy that has been left off the table. This is hydroelectic dams. I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma. we have several electric producing dams that have enticed major companies to locate here because of the very low energy cost. Likely many more companies will move here for the same reason.

    The point here is, dollar per dollar, hydroelectric is the best long term invested there is. Without Hoover Dam for example, Las Vegas and Los Angles would exist as we know it. Yet did we hear about building new dams in the  Infrastructure Bill? No.


  2. Tanya Gazdik from MediaPost, June 25, 2021 at 12:38 a.m.

    Thanks for your comment Craig. You make an interesting point. I have long held that there are still serious infrastructure issues re: EVs, as much as I like what they could do for the environment. It'll be interesting to see how this shakes out over the next 10 years or so. 

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