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How Unilever, GE, Ikea Turn a Profit from Sustainability

How Unilever, GE, Ikea Turn a Profit from Sustainability

At least nine companies globally generate a billion dollars or more in revenue annually from sustainable products or services — those that focus on sustainable living and/or are produced sustainably, according to The Guardian. The nine companies are: Unilever, General Electric, Ikea, Tesla, Chipotle, Nike, Toyota, Brazilian beauty company Natura … Read more »

GE Partners with Walmart, Intel, Statoil, 5 Others on Water, Energy Efficiency

General Electric Ecomagination is partnering with BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs and MWH, Intel, Masdar, Statoil, Total and Walmart to accelerate innovation in water and energy efficiency. The partners have taken on the following initiatives to improve productivity, reduce impact and increase returns: GE and BHP Billiton will work jointly to … Read more »

How to Grow Revenue 90%

General Electric, Dow and other top companies are using enterprise-wide targets to drive topline growth from sustainability initiatives, according to research conducted by The Conference Board in collaboration with the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute. Revenue targets for portfolios of sustainable products and services are helping sample companies grow these … Read more »

GE Jenbacher gas engine

GE Launches Waste-to-Energy Project with Aseagas

Aboitiz Power subsidiary Aseagas, which focuses on renewable energy, has inked an agreement with General Electric’s Distributed Power business to power its first waste-to-energy project in Lian in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. The 8.8-MW facility will be a biomass power plant running with GE’s ecomagination-approved Jenbacher gas engines. The … Read more »

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GE Reduces Freshwater Use 45%

In conjunction with its 2014 Annual Report, GE launched an interactive website, which includes its progress on ecomagination — the company’s commitment to technologies that save money and reduce environmental impact. By the end of 2013, GE had reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent compared to its 2004 baseline … Read more »

GE ecomaginaion challenge

GE Challenge Targets Oil Sands GHG Emissions

General Electric has launched an up to CAD$1 million ecomagination open challenge to help accelerate emissions-reducing technology development in Canada’s oil sands. The Innovation Challenge will target two of the biggest opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands: new uses for waste heat and improved efficiency of … Read more »

landfill gas to energy

GE’s Gas Engines Drive Landfill Gas Power Plant

Officials from French waste management and services company Véolia Propreté, energy services company Dalkia and distributed power services provider Clarke Energy have inaugurated the Electr’od landfill gas-powered cogeneration plant in Plessis-Gassot. The 17.3 MW facility is the country’s most powerful landfill gas-fueled power plant and features 10 of General Electric … Read more »

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Brewery Saves 72M Liters of Water Annually with GE Technology

A Portuguese brewery has saved millions of liters of water annually with General Electric’s membranes and water chemical technology. Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas (SCC), a brewery in Vialonga near Lisbon, Portugal, reused wastewater to its cooling towers, which enabled it to reduce its yearly water discharge by 72 … Read more »


GE, Sasol Develop Water Technology that Provides Biogas

Sasol and General Electric’s GE Power & Water have developed technology that will clean wastewater while also providing biogas as a by-product for power generation. This water treatment technology, known as Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Technology (AnMBR), will be further developed at a new demonstration plant at Sasol’s R&D campus at … Read more »

GE's Durathon battery powered mining scoop

GE Trials Cleaner Battery-Powered Mining Scoop

General Electric says its Durathon battery has successfully powered its Mining Scoop, an underground vehicle that transports mining materials, at Coal River Energy in Alum Creek, W. Va. GE Mining and GE Energy Storage, two businesses within GE Transportation, collaborated to combine the Durathon battery, an Ecomagination-qualified product, with GE’s … Read more »

GE Big Data Cuts Airlines’ Carbon Emissions, Operational Costs

GE Big Data Cuts Airlines’ Carbon Emissions, Operational Costs

Brazilian airline GOL estimates that at the Brasilia airport alone, it could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1,620 pounds and save $24 million in operational expenses over five years by using General Electric’s Required Navigation Performance system (RNP), a data-based navigation system that is part of GE’s Ecomagination … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Biofuel Fraud, Exxon Spill, DuPont MOU

A US district judge sentenced Jeffrey Gunselman to nearly 16 years in federal prison, $54.9 million in restitution and $175,000 in fines, for defrauding the EPA with a fake biofuel business. Gunselman admitted that his companies Absolute Fuels, Absolute Milling, Ellipse Energy, 21 Investments and YGOG Holdings – of which he was the … Read more »

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