ENERGY TRANSITION & DECARBONIZATION

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GE’s Breakthrough Energy Technologies for a Lower-Carbon Future. GE's Breakthrough Technologies Map shows how we're utilizing and improving clean energy technology across the globe.





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Breakthrough Technologies Map that shows how we're utilizing and improving clean energy technology across the globe.

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GE Gas Power’s 7HA.03 turbine to power Louisiana power plant. GE Gas Power announced its 7HA.03 combined cycle equipment will power Kindle Energy’s gas-fired Magnolia Power Plant in Plaquemine, LA,

Congressional leaders visit GE Research in Niskayuna. U.S. Congressmen Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Matt Cartwright (PA-8) toured GE Research, highlighting GE’s work on technologies like sustainable aviation fuel and hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion to support U.S. decarbonization goals and promote the future of flight.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, TVA to support potential SMR deployment at Clinch River facility. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and the Tennessee Valley Authority announced they will support the potential deployment of a BWRX-300 SMR at the Clinch River facility in Oak Ridge, TN.

GE demonstrates future of flight breakthroughs at Farnborough Airshow. At the 2022 Farnborough Airshow, GE made several announcements, including plans to test CFM International's open fan engine design on an Airbus A380.

GE Renewable Energy leads 2022 U.S. onshore wind turbine installations. GE Renewable Energy onshore wind turbines accounted for 45% of the 3.84 GW capacity installed in the U.S. in the first half of 2022, according to a report from the American Clean Power Association

GE Energy Transition Commitments

carbon neutrality
2030

We are strengthening our commitment to sustainability and setting a goal to become carbon neutral in our facilities and operations by 2030. We are targeting the majority of our progress through absolute reductions of direct emissions and energy use achieved through operational investments, smart power sourcing and elimination of waste.

Scope 3
2050

This year, GE announced a new ambition to be a net zero company by 2050, encompassing not just GE’s operations, but also the Scope 3 emissions from the use of sold products. We look forward to partnering closely with our customers to help them succeed in meeting their own ambitions.

International collaboration
PARIS

GE supports the science and goals expressed in the Paris Agreement to reduce global carbon emissions. We joined top companies in calling for an ambitious U.S. climate policy and supported the first-ever global standards regulating aircraft greenhouse gas emissions.

new build coal
EXITING

Last year, GE announced its planned exit of the new build coal power market. Following this announcement, we are continuing to focus and invest in our core renewable energy and power generation businesses, working to make electricity more sustainable, affordable, reliable and accessible and helping customers to reduce their emissions.

The future of energy

GE is committed to tackling the world’s biggest challenges and believes that climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face today, but also a strategic opportunity for GE. We are focused on playing an essential role in advancing the global energy transition and building decarbonization solutions for a world that works, and we are uniquely positioned to help meet the world’s needs for reliable, affordable and sustainable power and safe, efficient flight. One-third of the world’s power is created by GE and 90% of power transmission utilities worldwide are equipped with our technology. The world’s largest installed base of nearly 38,000 commercial aircraft engines is powered by GE and our partners.

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Hear from GE's energy leaders

Scott Strazik on energy breakthroughs for a decade of action. As part of The Atlantic's Next Scientific Revolution, GE Vernova CEO Scott Strazik spoke with Starwood Energy's Himanshu Saxena on why breakthrough technologies, policies, and partnerships are critical to the path forward.

Scott Strazik on Gas Power’s role in driving action around decarbonization. At Reuters’ Energy Transition Event, GE Power CEO Scott Strazik discussed the critical role that GE Power plays in driving a decade of action around decarbonization and continuing to help lead the energy transition.

GE 2021: Meeting the Future Energy Challenge: In 2021, GE leaders across the company shared how we can rise to the future energy challenge, using our technologies to build a world that works.

Advancing the global energy transition

Tackling the urgent global priority that is climate change will require solving the energy trilemma of economic development, reliability and sustainability. People around the world deserve access to sustainable, affordable and reliable electricity, which is critical to reducing poverty and hunger and promoting access to education and health care. Doing this will require a combination of global action, national commitments and consistent policy and regulatory frameworks.

A cleaner energy future will be achieved through a combination of lowering emissions today – growing renewables, coal-to-gas switching and modernizing digital and physical grid assets – and innovating in breakthrough technologies. GE has the ability to drive significant change because of its size and scale, and we are investing in a range of decarbonization technologies, including cost-effectively scaling renewables, such as wind power; moving toward net zero gas power with hydrogen and carbon capture technologies; modernizing and digitizing the grid; advancing carbon-free nuclear power generation; and researching hybrid and electric flight.

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