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  • Despite Bumps in the Road, Americans Still Behind Clean Energy

    Despite Bumps in the Road, Americans Still Behind Clean Energy

    While it’s true that battery maker A123 is filing for bankruptcy, it’s also being acquired by Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI). It’s also true that of the 45 advanced vehicle manufacturing plants the federal DOE invested in supporting, more than 30 are already in operation, providing jobs to thousands of workers across America. Finally, it is also true that clean energy critics are rooting against America’s success, literally, while the majority of Americans are supportive of clean energy.

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  • Nuts and bolts supplier in Kentwood benefits from auto industry’s turnaround

    Nuts and bolts supplier in Kentwood benefits from auto industry’s turnaround

    by Shandra Martinez MLIVE September 19, 2012 KENTWOOD, MI ‚Äì A Kentwood business that supplies the screws to companies that make the parts for the Detroit Three is finally feeling the benefit of the auto industry’s turnaround… One of its biggest clients is Lacks Enterprises in Cascade Township, which announced in March a $32 million expansion that will create 120 new jobs. The extra capacity is needed to produce chrome-plated parts for its customers in the automotive and appliance industries. [...]

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  • The future of electric cars: lighter vehicles, more miles per charge

    The future of electric cars: lighter vehicles, more miles per charge

    by Mike Lindblom Seattle Times September 8, 2012 Stronger batteries, lightweight carbon-fiber components and mass production will help electric cars replace the gasoline engine by 2050, technologists said at a conference Friday in Seattle. If you believe Bob Lutz, one of the auto industry’s best-known executives, come midcentury we’ll all be driving around in lightweight electric cars that can go hundreds of miles between charges. Read more…

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  • GM to add 200 more workers to Detroit-Hamtramck plant

    GM to add 200 more workers to Detroit-Hamtramck plant

    By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Detroit Free Press May 17, 2012 General Motors is adding about 200 new workers at its Detroit-Hamtramck Chevy Volt factory in anticipation of increasing its production rate in July when the plant adds the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, people familiar with the situation said‚ Read more…    

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  • After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production Will Resume One Week Early

    After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production Will Resume One Week Early

    By CARL FRANZEN Talking Points Memo April 3, 2012 Buoyed by record monthly sales of its Chevy Volt hybrid electric plug-in car in March, General Motors will resume production of the Volt at the Detroit Hamtramck plant one week early, the United Auto Workers told TPM on Tuesday night. “They’re adding a week of production back in,” said Don LaForest, the chairman of the UAW’s bargaining committee at the Detroit Hamtramck plant, where the Volt is manufactured, in a phone [...]

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  • Let us praise ingenuity: Petty politics are killing our spirit of innovation

    Let us praise ingenuity: Petty politics are killing our spirit of innovation

    By FRANCIS BEINECKE and ROBERT LUTZ Chicago Tribune March 29, 2012 It’s not every day you’ll find the two of us on the same page. One of us is the leader of an organization that believes we need to take every step possible to stop the current and future damage of global climate change. The other famously calls global warming “a crock” but led the efforts at General Motors to develop the Chevy Volt. You can probably guess who’s who. [...]

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