The first project of its kind in the world, GE has completed a major upgrade of a Frame 6B gas turbine in just seven short weeks at an industrial recycling mill in El Burgo de Ebro (Sargossa), Spain. Replacing the key components of the turbine with new, advanced design parts in a single unit has [...]
Last week in Istanbul John Krenicki, President and CEO of GE Energy, was interviewed by Cnbc-e and Bloomberg HT. Here is an extract from the interview with Cnbc-e, followed by the link at the two interviews (in Turkish): Intro: ‘The rising oil prices are good for GE but if it exceeds $120 per barrel, this [...]
Do it fast but do it smart! European Energy Strategy 2020: AER members visit GE Smart Grid Centre and promote the role of regions in speeding up an energy efficient Europe.
Bracknell (UK), 1 February 2011. To affirm its commitment to a low-carbon future on the eve of the EU Summit, the Assembly of European Regions (AER) organised together with its partner GE Energy, regional representatives and energy experts a one-day event presenting viable actions to build up an energy efficient European territory. “Much of the [...]
Learning from the Financial Crisis: Governments and Businesses must work together and rebuilt Trust.
On October 7, 2010, Jeffrey Bartash, Journalist for MARKETWATCH reported that John Rice, vice chairman of GE (GE, US), said that Western governments were creating too many obstacles that prevent companies from innovating and creating jobs, adding that It was a known fact that barriers that slow down innovation need to disapear. This is a reality that affect [...]
Assembly of European Regions and GE Energy Internationally Recognized as Best Practice Public-Private Partnership at World Energy Congress in Montreal, Canada
In the context of the World Energy Congress in Montreal, Canada, Michèle Sabban, President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER), and Ricardo Cordoba, GE Officer and President of GE Energy for Western Europe, Turkey and North Africa have been invited to the “R20 High-Level Energy Dinner” to present the mutual benefits of their successful public-private [...]
German newswire dpa sums up the challenges that Norbert Röttgen, German Federal Minister of the Environment faces:Is it really necessary to abolish the nuclear phase out to extend the lifetime of nuclear power plants? Coal accounts for 42.8 percent of German energy generation, but it is dirty. Many companies invest in Cleaner Coal Technologies (among [...]
The German Biogas Association “Fachverband Biogas e.V.” recently published facts & figures on the German biogas landscape in 2009. According to these figures, there were nearly 5,000 biogas installations (4,984 units), producing 1,893 Megawatts of power. This compares to just 850 installations and 50 Megawatt in 1999. Unsurprisingly, the most prominent German states in terms [...]
Greenpeace and European Renewable Energy Council report says renewables could cut EU carbon emissions by 95%; source: Euronews
Greenpeace and European Renewable Energy Council report says renewables could cut EU carbon emissions by 95% A recent report written by Greenpeace and European Renewable Energy Council says that Europe could cut its carbon emissions by 95% (below 1990 levels) with renewables, obtaining 92% of its energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar [...]
Frank Farnel, Director of Communications and Public Affairs Europe at GE Energy, discusses some of the problems and possible solutions to communicating the need for changes in behaviour to help prevent further climate change.