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Beth Lowery is leaving General Motors and her position as Vice President, Environment, Energy, and Safety Policy. Over the last eight years Lowery has been GM's chief advocate on environmental policies and has spent much of her time working with government officials to help shape policies such as the national fuel economy standards.

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Beth Lowery, GM's Vice President for Energy and Environmental Policy has announced the General Motors has joined the United States Climate Action Partnership, becoming the first car-maker to join. USCAP is a collection of businesses and environmental groups that are lobbying the federal government to pass new rules requiring reductions in greenhouse gases. The group is wants to promote across the board reductions in emissions that tackle the problem in all industries. Among the other members of

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Beth Lowery, Vice President, GM Environment and Energy, has posted a new entry on the GM Fastlane blog site. She gives her personal thoughts on GM's stance on the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards and their role in changing the environment. She sets out to dispel what she refers to as "two long-time myths" regarding GM. The first is that "GM doesn't care about the environment", the second is that "The CAFE program works." It is clear that GM has something to either gain or lose if

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In conjunction with the Detroit Auto Show introduction of the Chevrolet Volt concept, General Motors is also unveiling an entirely new vehicle architecture that they've dubbed "E-Flex". As the name implies E-Flex is a platform for electrically driven vehicles. The key to this platform, though, is the inherent flexibility they've designed in. During the presentation of E-Flex Beth Lowery, GM Vice-President Energy and Environment talked about the future of energy supplies. GM sees diversity as one

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AutoWeek reports that in an attempt to silence ethanol critics the Department of Energy (DOE) points to a study done by Argonne National Laboratory and officially stated that ethanol yields more energy than is used to produce it. More specifically, the study calculates that it takes 740,000 British thermal units (BTU) of fossil energy to make and deliver 1,000,000 BTUs of cornstarch ethanol.

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