Utility scale wind power plants have emerged as a global low cost renewable energy resource. In this second part of my video interview with Steve Fludder, Corporate VP for GE’s ecomagination, he outlines how GE grew its wind business in just 6 years into a $6 billion annual global revenue business .
And he candidly outlines China’s impressive commitment to growing wind power compared to the U.S. He concludes with public policy suggestions that will accelerate U.S. renewable energy growth.
I applaud Fludder’s candid nature. It is not comfortable for a business leader to venture into public policy. But at this time when the Senate has withdrawn its efforts to develop energy policy legislation it is encouraging to see the business success of GE’s ecomagination and to hear its highly credible business leader speak to the global opportunity offered to America if we were to embrace clean technology as a solution for our economy and environment.