Ford Motor Co. en New Louisville Plant Equips Vehicles to Run on Natural Gas <p>Natural gas provides an increasingly large share of the country&rsquo;s electricity. And now, the fuel is growing in popularity as an alternative to gasoline. A new Louisville plant is betting that natural gas as a vehicle fuel is a technology that will be around for decades or longer.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:45:02 +0000 Erica Peterson 809 at New Louisville Plant Equips Vehicles to Run on Natural Gas Ford Reports 22 Percent Energy Reduction Over Last Six Years <p>Ford Motor Company has reduced the energy used in its plants significantly, according to the company&rsquo;s <a href="">annual sustainability report</a>.</p><p>The company says it reduced the amount of energy needed to produce each vehicle by 22 percent over the last six years. Spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel says that&rsquo;s due to conservation in several different departments&mdash;like new lighting and new paint booth technologies.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:15:45 +0000 Erica Peterson 692 at Yarmuth Credits Federal Investments for Refurbished Ford Plant <p>U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is crediting investments from the federal government for the Ford Motor Co.&#39;s refurbished Louisville Assembly Plant.</p><p>Several public officials attended the unveiling Wednesday, to celebrate the retooled factory where Ford makes the Escape compact SUV. The congressman the automaker&#39;s ingenuity, but highlighted the <a href=";sid=afPHdVdIVmh4">$5.9 billion in incentives Ford received from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program</a> in 2009.</p><p>From Yarmuth&#39;s office:</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:08:29 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 634 at