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Back from bankruptcy, General Motors is now a leader in innovation and sustainable development for transportation

General Motors’ Sustainability Journey

On Monday December 9, the US government sold its remaining stake in General Motors Co. (GM). While the automaker is doing well financially, it is also making progress in terms of sustainability. By most accounts the government bailout of the U.S. auto industry was a success. This view is convincingly communicated in a new study by the Center for Automotive…

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There will be more and more cars on the road like the Chevy Volt. But for low carbon transportation to really take hold, Americans must overcome their resistence to change

American Consumers and Greener Vehicles

Cutting emissions from US automobiles will be critical to any strategy for slowing global warming. America’s adoption of hybrids, fully electric vehicles and fuel efficient small cars are also crucial to the transition to a low carbon economy. According to an Environmental Defence study, Global Warming on the Road (pdf), US automobiles and light trucks are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gases emitted…

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