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Those Dagenham windmills. The Fumes to Fuel paint project. Renewable energy at the Cologne plant. Much of what Ford is touting in its Earth Day press release (read it yourself after the break) is old news to us on AutoblogGreen. If you're interested in the broad sweep of what Ford is trying to do around the world to reduce its impact on the environment, the release is a great place to start. It's not a bad idea to review those changes, as Ford's efforts have had quite an impact. According to the

The Blue Oval has once again gotten a little bit of love from the green/blue flower. The EPA thought that Ford's energy conservation efforts - an overall improvement of 4.5 percent in the U.S. in 2007 - and so awarded FoMoCo a 2008 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. Ford also won this award in 2007 and 2006. If nothing else, the EPA certainly likes to hand out awards. To cite just three examples: green plants from Subaru, Toyota, and Nissan.