How do we move towards a lower-carbon future in a world that will continue to rely on coal and gas?

A new GE analysis shows carbon emissions from existing coal and gas power plants can be cut by 10%.

That’s 1 billion metric
tonnes of CO2 per year.

Or like taking 95%
of the cars in the US
off the road.

Change can happen right now.

Coal plants can be made 4% more efficient.

  • Hardware improvements like turbine and boiler upgrades can result in 2.5% efficiency gains.

  • Digital technologies can generate 1.5% efficiency improvement.

Gas-fired plants can be made 3.3% more efficient.

  • Hardware improvements like turbine and boiler upgrades can result in 1.8% efficiency gains.

  • Software solutions like GE’s digital power plant can generate 1.5% efficiency improvement.

India and China offer the greatest potential for improvements.

How can we take action?

Countries and companies should consider how upgrades can contribute to their energy strategies and the role coal and gas plant upgrades can play in reducing CO2 emissions.

At GE, we have a dedicated team to find solutions. Learn more.