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Could GE Hitachi's Eric Loewen deliver the next generation nuclear reactor capable of providing the clean energy the world desperately needs?

06 Aug 2014

GE ramps up wind energy investment with Indian development deal


Engineering giant reveals plan to invest in three wind farms in partnership with Atria Power

28 Jul 2014

Iberdrola joins PRISM plan to turn plutonium stockpile into power

Nuclear fuel rods

Spanish utility signs MoU with GE Hitachi's PRISM project to generate power from UK's nuclear waste

21 Jul 2014

GE confirms $16.9bn Alstom bid in move to create renewables powerhouse

Door still open for rival bid from Siemens, as French engineering giant mulls offer

30 Apr 2014

GE invests $24m in giant Indian solar plant

Stake in Welspun Energy's 151MW Neemuch project is US company's first entry into Indian solar market

28 Apr 2014

Commercial solar hits grid parity in Germany, Italy, and Spain

Study finds low installation costs are enabling solar PV to compete on price with grid electricity

21 Mar 2014

GE deal boost prospects for UK energy storage startup

Companies sign agreement to collaborate on new liquid air energy storage technology being piloted in the UK

19 Mar 2014

GE Hitachi backs PRISM to solve UK's nuclear waste problem

Consortium aims to capitalise on government recognition of plan to use plutonium for electricity alongside other disposal options

24 Feb 2014

UK edges forward with plans for waste-fuelled nuclear reactors

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy PRISM technology back in the running as a means of generating energy from UK plutonium stockpile

21 Jan 2014

First Solar and GE ink solar development partnership

Acquisition gives GE 1.77 per cent stake in First Solar as companies commit to work together to accelerate rollout of solar technologies

07 Aug 2013

GE sparks $25bn in revenues from sustainability investments in 2012

Company has now generated revenues worth over £130bn since ecomagination programme was launched in 2005

03 Jul 2013

Vestas and GE neck and neck at top of wind industry

Bloomberg New Energy Finance cannot separate sector heavyweights during 2012, as a record 48GW of capacity was installed

18 Apr 2013

Report: Vestas blown off wind market top spot by GE

Vestas may have lost its 12 year hold on first position, although separate industry report disputes this

27 Mar 2013

Report: Europe losing its edge in clean tech market

Climate Institute says Asia has overtaken Europe’s lead in competing for green investments

26 Mar 2013

GE sails past Vestas thanks to US wind rush

Industry report also shows both US and China installed around 13GW of new wind energy capacity last year

12 Feb 2013

Sainsbury’s slashes lighting costs with 'world-first' LED rollout

Retailer becomes the first supermarket to deploy GE’s new LED lighting system, promising energy savings of 59 per cent

25 Jan 2013

GE and Citi join Californian solar gold rush

As Warren Buffett bets $2bn on US solar farms, a group of high-profile investors complete similar deal to acquire stake in 143MW Californian project

04 Jan 2013

GE places mega-order for Ford plug-in hybrid

General Electric purchases 2,000 C-Max Energi hybrids as part of efforts to green engineering giant's fleet

21 Nov 2012

Renewables and gas firms unite to build low carbon future

New Energy Partnership will be launched today by GE, Dong Energy, Shell, Alpine Energie, and First Solar

31 Oct 2012

Australia flicks switch on record-breaking solar farm

New figures suggest one million homes will have solar generating capacity in Australia by next summer

10 Oct 2012

Sumitomo takes 25 per cent stake in giant US solar project

Japanese company buys into First Solar's 550MW Desert Sunlight development, diluting GE's share

03 Oct 2012

Davey: 20 new gas power plants in the pipeline for the UK

As GE unveils new gas turbines designed to better support renewables on the grid, Energy Secretary says raft of new gas plants are on their way

28 Sep 2012

National Grid: UK could be free of energy imports by 2020s

Scenario planning says country can become an energy exporter by meeting climate targets and increasing electricity links with other countries

27 Sep 2012

Study finds waste-fuelled nuclear reactor "feasible" for UK

Report by developer GE Hitachi says technology could deal with country's nuclear waste stockpile cost-effectively

10 Jul 2012

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