GM Dongyue, ChinaUS – America’s Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged energy intensity reductions at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant (-24%) and Flint (-18%) in Michigan, plus Dongyue Engine Plant (-45%) and Jinqiao North Assembly Plant (-43%) in China.

The facilities hit targets for the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry scheme for a second time; a total of 63 GM plants worldwide have now met the requirement to reduce energy intensity by 10% within five years.

The four plants reduced their energy intensity by an average of 32%, saving $43m and reducing their combined CO2 footprint by 200,000 tons. Al Hildreth, GM global energy manager, said they “represent GM’s desire to continue working toward an energy efficiency future for the company”.

GM has committed to achieving an energy intensity reduction of 20% at its facilities worldwide.