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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).

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

GE’s New Power Technology Combines Conventional Efficiency with Renewables

Today, GE unveiled their new combined cycle FlexEfficiency 50 power plant, a dramatic new power generation technology that is intended to create a…

What the Folks at the Bottom of the Pyramid Can Teach Us

There was an article in Harvard Business Review last week by Deepa Prahalad entitled “Design Lessons from the Consumer at the Bottom of…

GE Switches to New Technology That Reaps Huge CO2 Reduction

Employees at GE’s branch that builds refrigerators, GE Appliances & Lighting, recently discovered that a new compound or hydrocarbon, cyclopentane, can slash greenhouse…

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Investment Strategies: Lessons from the Past?

By Matthew Madden Are the same strategies and market dynamics that characterized the growth of the telecom industry in the late 1990’s surfacing…

Monsanto Will Create Own GMO Environmental Reports

In a bizarre move, the USDA will allow Monsanto to conduct its own impact studies on genetically engineered (GE) organisms.  Is this a…

Money to Burn? GE is Putting Wasted Flare Gas to Work

Imagine checking your tires regularly to maintain proper inflation, getting your car tuned up as needed to keep it running efficiently, when all…

Is Monsanto Being Mowed Down by its Own Combine?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

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.…

Universities Embrace GRI Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting has become de rigeur among thousands of companies as well as a majority of the Global Fortune 250, but now even…