DETROIT – Chevrolet is helping support across America – from biomass to wind turbines – as part of its commitment to spend up to $40 million on carbon reduction. The agreements account for half of Chevrolet’s goal of preventing up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the air during the next five years.

The projects, all in their initial stages, are expected to eventually comprise 4.6 million metric tons.

Chevrolet set its carbon-reduction goal based on the estimated emissions in 2011 from driving the 1.9 million vehicles it is expected to sell in the United States between Nov. 18, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2011.

A project in the Missouri Coteau Region in North Dakota preserves native prairie land to support waterfowl and other wildlife by preventing it from being converted to agricultural use. (GM/Peter Beck photo)