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Environment
4:45 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

New Louisville Plant Equips Vehicles to Run on Natural Gas

A worker at the Westport plant installs a fuel system on a Ford truck.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Natural gas provides an increasingly large share of the country’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.

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Environment
6:15 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Ford Reports 22 Percent Energy Reduction Over Last Six Years

Ford Motor Company has reduced the energy used in its plants significantly, according to the company’s annual sustainability report.

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’s due to conservation in several different departments—like new lighting and new paint booth technologies.

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Politics
12:08 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Yarmuth Credits Federal Investments for Refurbished Ford Plant

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is crediting investments from the federal government for the Ford Motor Co.'s refurbished Louisville Assembly Plant.

Several public officials attended the unveiling Wednesday, to celebrate the retooled factory where Ford makes the Escape compact SUV. The congressman the automaker's ingenuity, but highlighted the $5.9 billion in incentives Ford received from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program in 2009.

From Yarmuth's office:

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