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    All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    "In three years, General Motors expects all its facilities in southeast Michigan to run on clean and renewable energy."


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    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...er/5163702002/

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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    The part about wind that no one talks about is that every wind farm is backed up by one or more combustion turbine plants. So much of your "clean, renewable" energy is really generated with natural gas. But good luck figuring out how much. Fairly well guarded secret.

    I used to provide a service to those turbine plants, rarely was in one that didn't have at least one unit turning.

    Would be much better off with combined cycle plants but we've built an entire industry around claiming federal subsidies for wind.

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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    So their facilities are only going to be hooked-up to solar panels and windmills, or is this just a ploy from DTE to get them to pay more?
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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    My goodness. Car news during this pandemic is so dry. SMH
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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    So their facilities are only going to be hooked-up to solar panels and windmills, or is this just a ploy from DTE to get them to pay more?
    I think it's both. DTE Energy can use this announcement as a marketing tool, encouraging other commercial and residential customers to enroll in the MIGreenPower program and increase their monthly electric bills.
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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

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    I think it's both. DTE Energy can use this announcement as a marketing tool, encouraging other commercial and residential customers to enroll in the MIGreenPower program and increase their monthly electric bills.
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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    Get woke, go broke again.

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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    Quote Originally Posted by Larkbill View Post
    The part about wind that no one talks about is that every wind farm is backed up by one or more combustion turbine plants. So much of your "clean, renewable" energy is really generated with natural gas. But good luck figuring out how much. Fairly well guarded secret.

    I used to provide a service to those turbine plants, rarely was in one that didn't have at least one unit turning.

    Would be much better off with combined cycle plants but we've built an entire industry around claiming federal subsidies for wind.
    Shhh... do not tell,

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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    More power to them if it works...doesn't bother me either way, what they need to do is put their $$$ towards product. But...If, on an off chance, these gas prices stay where they are...GM is fuuuuuuuuuuged with their shift towards EVs.
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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    Good Luck to 'em at any rate, For Better Or Worse.

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    Re: All of GM's Detroit operations to run on energy from wind, sun in three years

    Watch Michael Moore's new movie "Planet of the Humans" all this "renewable" stuff is wasteful
    bunk. Billionaires have been cashing in on government subsidies since before Al Gore's famous movie.

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