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Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

General Electric Powers Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

GE funds Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge for local renewable energy, but it also markets "power in a pinch" transportable natural gas generators…
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Global Desalination Challenge Aims For ‘Big Outcome That Changes the World’

GE and Saudi Aramco issue global desalination challenge focusing on clean energy solutions to lower costs and emissions related to desalination.
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3p Google Chat with Ford Motor Co., DTE Energy Company & GE Ecomagination

TriplePundit held a Google Chat on 3/20 with Ford, DTE, and Ecomagination about the future of renewable energy and electric vehicles in the…
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Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?

Startups are normally seen as much more innovative than big companies - but Raz Godelnik investigates whether this is true for companies in…
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Ecomagination Builds Big Green Revenues for GE

GE launched its ecomagination project back in 2005 to propel the company into leadership status in the emerging sustainable technology marketplace. As far…
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Heineken Needs Help Designing a Greener Six Pack

As part of its efforts to become the greenest brewer in the world, Heineken is taking a broader look at the ways to…
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Corporate Donations Catch Fire at Burning Man

Just kidding!  Happy April Fools 2012 :-) American corporate icon General Electric (NYSE: GE) said this week it plans to donate and distribute…
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Technology for Good: GE’s Evolution from Financier to Green Tech Start-up Investor

In 1905 GE established its financial services business with the launch of a small utility finance company. Now as we face an uncertain…
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Technology for Good: A Half Century of GE Solar

GE’s interest in solar energy began during the space age and over 50 years later, has an impact on everything from transportation to…
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Eco Treasure Hunts: Employee Engagement that Gets Results

The Environmental Defense Fund has been working with GE on Treasure Hunts, an approach to employee engagement that's been proven to provide a…
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If GE, Ford & Nike Can Find Business Growth and Brand Value in Green, Anyone Can

By Trey Trenchard The term “differentiated green” refers to companies who pursue green strategies to go beyond clearing regulatory and negative PR hurdles.…
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EDF and GE Partner on Local Energy Savings Projects

By Beth Trask, Environmental Defense Fund In a world of uncertainty, energy efficiency may be the only sure bet, zero-risk investment.  If you…
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GE’s GeoSpring Hybrid Electric Water Heater Saves $320 Annually, Plus Breaks Fossil Fuel Dependency

A few years ago, the water heater at my house gave out.  I had recently installed a 1.8 kW solar PV system on…
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Training Whales to Tow Ships? Applicants to GE’s Ecomagination Challenge Full of Ideas, Lack Grasp of Laws of Physics

A few weeks after the big announcement in San Francisco by GE CEO Jeff Immelt that GE would be cosponsoring a “crowdsourcing” challenge…
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GE and EDF Partner on “Treasure Hunts” to Improve Energy Efficiency

GE, which has engaged in energy efficiency "treasure hunts" since 2005, has brought on the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF); the organizations’ combined efforts…