GE

General Electric (GE)

General Electric Company or GE, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady, New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified technology and financial services corporation. The products and services of the Company range from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products.

In 2011, Fortune ranked GE the 6th largest firm in the U.S., as well as the 14th most profitable. Other rankings for 2011 include #7 company for leaders (Fortune), #5 best global brand (Interbrand), #82 green company (Newsweek), #13 most admired company (Fortune), and #19 most innovative company (Fast Company).

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Cisco Brings Smart Cities Within Reach

The concept of the smart city is one that holds a lot of promise and potential in terms of how computerized, networked public…
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World Future Energy Summit Kicks off in Abu Dhabi

It’s that time of year again – when global thought leaders and politicians descend upon the desert emirate of Abu Dhabi to discuss…

New Air Traffic Control System to Cut Millions of Tons of CO2

A few weeks back we ran a piece about how UPS was using advanced logistics to reduce energy consumption and emissions while cutting…

GE Uses Flex Technology to Make Inroads with Efficiency and Renewables

Back in May, I wrote about GE’s new FlexEfficiency 50 power generation technology. This groundbreaking system really extends the state of the art…
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Water Shortages Now Affect Companies’ Bottom Lines

Water crises from Texas to Australia have hit commodity supplies. Changes in the world’s weather patterns now affect corporate profits across various industries.
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GE Seeks Healthcare Partners

Innovators in clean energy and healthcare may have an angel in GE. And it doesn’t stop with seed money.

GE’s 2010 Citizenship Report: Are They Doing Their Share?

GE’s 2010 Corporate Citizenship  Report makes the following statement early on: “GE businesses depend on the infrastructure, skills and institutions of stable, prosperous…
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Anheuser-Busch, GE Partner to Cut Water, Energy Use & Emissions in China

Multinational brewing giant AB InBev and GE are teaming up to find ways of increasing energy efficiency, conserving water and reducing CO2 emissions…
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GE Launches Refrigerator Recycling Program

What do you do with a refrigerator once it reaches the end of its life?  Well, in our parents’ and grandparents’ day, appliances…
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EPA Drops Water Protection to Encourage Clean Coal

In another stunning reversal, our American government appears to have taken another step away from its sworn duty to protect the American people…
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Corporate Giants Add One Million Vehicles to National Clean Fleets Partnership

In a clear case of high bar-setting, earlier this year the U.S. Department of Energy kicked off its National Clean Fleets Partnership with…
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GE Ad Calls Natural Gas Hot Stuff

A full-page ad in The Washington Post states in big letters, “Natural gas is hot stuff.” A bit of irony if I’ve ever…

President Obama’s Jobs Creation Mandate–From a Green CEO

President Obama might be credited with stabilizing an economy on the brink of complete collapse after the banking meltdown of 2008, but with…
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Obama’s Commerce Nominee Brings Fighter Jets, Mickey Mouse and Sustainability to the Table

In a move that could prove transformational (more on that later), President Obama has nominated John Bryson, founder of NRDC, for Secretary of…
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GE Opens Solar EV Charging Station in Connecticut

Electric vehicles become much more environmentally friendly when you decouple them from fossil-fuel generated electricity and instead increase the mix of renewable power…