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General Electric (GE) To Purchase 25K Electric Vehicles, 12K Chevy Volts

General Electric (GE) has announced the largest single purchase of electric vehicles in history this morning – 25,000 to be exact.  The vehicles will be purchased beginning next year with an initial purchase of 12K GM made Chevy Volts to achieve its goal of converting about half of its entire fleet to electric.  This is a bold and important move from GE and the kind of action that will continue to help drive down the … Read the rest

General Electric (GE) & Venture Partners Announce $200 Million Green Energy Pledge With Ecomagination Challenge

General Electric (GE) along with some leading venture capital partners such as Kleiner Perkins, announced today a $200 million contest which seeks to accelerate the advancement of the smart grid and other green energy solutions.  The “GE Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid”, invites technologists, entrepreneurs and start ups to share their best ideas.

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Said GE CEO Jeff Immelt, "At GE we have invested broadly … Read the rest

Even In A Tough Market, GE’s Ecomagination Homebuilding Program Continues To Grow (GE)

Despite a difficult market for new homes, GE reports that its Ecomagination homebuilding program is going strong. The program helps designers and builders create homes that are energy efficient without being Spartan. Ecomagination homes use GE’s SmartCommand Enviro Monitor to help homeowners monitor energy and water consumption and set the thermostat for the home’s heating and cooling system.

According to Patrick McElhaney, manager of the Ecomagination homebuilding program, "Currently, builders and developers have committed to … Read the rest