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Ford plants to go carbon neutral


Michigan’s solar energy capacity could expand thanks to a new deal between Ford Motor Company and one of the state’s biggest utilities.

The automaker says its agreement with DTE Energy involves building new solar arrays. They’ll in turn boost Michigan’s solar capacity by an estimated 70 percent.

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist hailed the development.

“As we find our own pathways and roles to play in responding to the global climate crisis here in the state of Michigan, I know that we can not only meet our goals but exceed them.”

Ford says the agreement will allow it to achieve carbon neutrality in Michigan by 2025.

The company says it hopes to go completely carbon neutral by 2050.

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