Meeting the challenge

Climate change

Addressing climate change must be an urgent global priority. To change course, the world must act quickly to decarbonize every aspect of modern life, from transportation to power. This requires a global effort built on cooperation and coordination from every major institution, government, and company to face and meet the challenge. 

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Speed and scale—a powerful combination

GE knows that the power sector serves as a model for other industries around the world. We believe that lower-carbon solutions, such as renewable energy supported by gas power, can contribute to a more decarbonized energy future. Their complementary nature offers tremendous potential to help cut carbon emissions with the speed and scale the world requires. 

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Building towards zero—fuel for the future

When it comes to gas power, coal-to-gas switching represents a fast and effective win for emissions reduction in many regions around the world. In addition, switching turbines from natural gas to hydrogen, and introducing carbon capture solutions, can lead to low or near zero carbon emissions.

GE offers the industry’s most experienced gas turbine fleet in hydrogen and similar low-BTU fuel operations, with more than six million operating hours in decades of use across more than 75 gas turbines. And we continue to invest in research and development into hydrogen and carbon capture technologies in close partnership with GE’s Global Research Center—to help further advance a low or near-zero carbon footprint for gas power.

The inherent trilemma

More power, less emissions

Our position on decarbonization takes into account the “trilemma” facing every country when it comes to the future of energy: simultaneously balancing affordability, reliability, and sustainability. Depending on the level of economic development in each country, the solution to the trilemma looks different. We offer customized technology that supports decarbonization across the mix of energy sources unique to each grid. Our world-record-holding high efficiency gas turbines and upgrade solutions, fast and flexible aeroderivatives and tailor-made studies by our Energy Consulting team can make a more universal decarbonization of the energy system possible and easier.

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Take a deeper dive into decarbonization

Together, renewables and natural gas will help drive towards a cleaner energy future. And no one is better prepared to deliver that future than GE.  Through our reach. Our knowledge. Our commitment. To building a more sustainable world. A cleaner world. A better world. A world that works for all of us. Take a look at how we are building a pathway to zero emissions.

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Technical white papers

GE has always been a technology leader in the power sector, and we will continue to bring cutting-edge technology to customers to enable their commercial success. Our gas power technology continues to evolve to bring more value to our customers and ensure gas power’s relevancy for decades to come as the power sector decarbonizes.

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Regional white papers

GE knows there’s not a one-size-fits-all technology solution for decarbonization. The optimum choice for a specific region or country depends on many factors—including fuel availability, pricing and security, land constraints, where the region is in its transition to a decarbonized future, and any decarbonization policies or commitments that are in place or anticipated.

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See how GE is building a world that works.