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Back to Business: GE Sells Real Estate, Dismantles GE Capital

April 19, 2015 by Katherine Tweed
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GE Business Change

General Electric is selling off its real estate assets and much of GE Capital to focus on its industrial businesses, including energy, healthcare and aviation. By 2018, its core industrial offering will make up 90 percent of the business, up from 57 percent in 2014.[read more]

GE's New Gas Turbines Are State of the Art, But Are We Getting Too Cozy With the Fuel?

April 9, 2015 by Jared Anderson
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GE, Turbines, and Fuel

The first natural gas-fired turbine for US power generation and one of today’s state-of-the-art designs currently live on GE’s massive 413-acre Greenville, South Carolina campus. The fact that both machines convert natural gas into electricity is pretty much where the similarities end.[read more]

Big Data Increasing Power Generation Reliability and Saving Money, GE Says

March 23, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Big Data and Energy Reliability

Recently GE announced its ‘predictive maintenance’ program driven by operational data from the company’s global fleet of more than 1,500 gas turbines helped decrease power plant downtime and saved customers an estimated $70 million in 2014.[read more]

GE Teams up with Statoil to Make Energy Development Cheaper and Cleaner

February 13, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Energy Development Innovation and Investment

GE and Norway’s Statoil have announced a strategic collaboration to advance more environmentally friendly and economically sustainable technologies for oil and gas production. Both share a commitment to improving their environmental footprints, which is a goal increasingly valued by investors and shareholders.[read more]

The GE-Alstom Merger: Where Does it Fit Into the Soft Grid?

September 4, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Energy Mergers

General Electric’s proposed $13 billion takeover of Alstom (also called an "alliance") could create a supergroup of smart grid technology, if the marriage goes well. But like any giant corporate merger, there will be overlapping areas of expertise that need to be integrated or otherwise addressed.[read more]

Could This 'Data Lake' Concept From GE Revolutionize Energy Analytics?

August 15, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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General Electric has become a prodigious producer and consumer of data. Energy engineers at the conglomerate are analyzing ten times more data today than they were five years ago -- bringing new insights, while also creating new complications for the data-crunching infrastructure.[read more]

GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

August 2, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Fuel Cell Markets

Earlier this week, General Electric announced that it is initiating an entrepreneurial effort to commercialize its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for megawatt-scale stationary power applications. Billion-dollar fuel cell startup Bloom Energy also works with SOFC technology at this scale.[read more]

GE Tackles Fuel Cells, Google Issues 'Little Box' Challenge, and Smart Grid Drones Prepare for Takeoff

July 27, 2014 by Lexie Briggs
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GE, Google, and Drones

Energy giant and AEE member General Electric is expanding its advanced energy product line to include fuel cells. Google is looking to shrink inverters. And utility San Diego Gas & Electric is getting ready to launch drones to check on transmission lines.[read more]

GE Opens a Pricing War Over the Connected LED Light Bulb

July 4, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Just over a year ago, the emergence of a sub-$10 light-emitting diode (LED) bulb was big news for the lighting industry. The same pricing trends are headed for smart bulbs too. Now, for just a few dollars more, consumers can buy a GE LED light bulb for their homes that can be controlled from a smartphone.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Ice-Cold National Industrial Policy'

July 3, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Industry and National Policies

GE’s apparently successful takeover of key segments of Alstom’s prized energy business raised eyebrows when many thought German energy giant Siemens would prevail. Siemens’ unwillingness to part with its train signaling business is reportedly one aspect of the deal that tipped it in GE’s favor.[read more]

Report: Alstom to Accept GE's $13B Offer

May 1, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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The bidding battle between General Electric and Siemens over Alstom seems to have found a preferred winner. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Alstom’s board had agreed not to seek out alternatives to GE’s proposed $13 billion takeover of its power and grid businesses.[read more]

Photos: Is GE's Space Frame Tower the Future of Wind Power?

March 9, 2014 by Herman Trabish
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GE Space Frame Tower

Greentech Media got an early look at GE's new space frame wind turbine tower in advance of its official debut at next week’s European wind industry conference. The space frame advances the potential of GE to deliver taller towers capable of more power production at a lower cost.[read more]

GE CTO Describes His Company's Focus on Oil and Gas Technology

January 3, 2014 by Rod Adams

GE and Technology

Bill Loveless from Platts Energy Week recently interviewed Mark Little, GE’s chief technology officer, about the company’s interests in the oil and gas extraction sector. Loveless and Little discussed GE’s planned investments into an Oklahoma-based research center.[read more]

Energy Innovation: How GE's Industrial Internet Reshapes Thermal Power Generation

July 17, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

Power Monitoring

Some people have a good view from their corner office. In the case of Justin Eggart, who manages GE's remote monitoring and diagnostics center in Atlanta, he has one of the most expansive views of the world's power plant fleet.[read more]

China's Rare Earths Monopoly

December 16, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

Rare earth minerals may be the most important, let least understood factor in America’s transition to a low-carbon, clean-tech future. They’re essential to virtually every source of renewable energy and consumer technology we use today. But China dominates worldwide rare earth supplies and production, and their monopoly could corner the world economy. energyNOW! chief correspondent Tyler Suiters explores how U.S. dependence on China’s rare earths could affect our energy future and high-tech lifestyles.[read more]