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  • GM Discontinues Heartland Institute Funding

    General Motors discontinued funding of the Heartland Institute, an organization that downplays the risks of climate disruption, three weeks after GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson was asked about it during Climate One radio interview. His response to a question about human-caused climate change made it clear Akerson accepts the scientific consensus that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other pollutants are increasing the Earth’s average temperatures.

    3/19/2013

    American Turnaround: Ed Whitacre

    Ed Whitacre took America’s biggest corporate failure and quickly moved it back into profitability. To do so, he restructured the management team, launched a new vision and turned GM’s corporate culture upside-down. Now, with the U.S. treasury still owning about 32% of GM stock, American taxpayers take a special interest in the successes and failures of the company. What were the impacts of his short tenure, and where does he see the company going?  
     
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    American Turnaround

    Former General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre shares his experience restructuring the bankrupt company in 2009 and leading it into a new era of efficiency, profitability, and sustainability, including GM’s first electric vehicle project. Listen to the podcast here. 
     

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    4/26/2012

    Covering Electric Cars

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    3/20/2012

    Dan Akerson

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