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.
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.
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 eight million operating hours in decades of use across more than 100 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.
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.
GE's onshore wind business has been the #1 wind equipment provider in the country for the last 5 years. Our next-generation, 3-MW Sierra platform is fully tested and ready to push wind growth in the U.S.
GE's wind turbines are used at the only commercial, offshore wind project in the U.S. at the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island. Our turbines will be used for the first utility-scale, offshore wind installation at Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts.
GE’s pumped hydro storage technology is the most economical storage technology for long discharge duration as it is capable of production, storage, grid stabilization, and water management. We offer both standalone and integrated hybrid applications.
A global leader in hydro projects and refurbishments, GE technologies are providing baseload power while helping the environment. GE Hydro's portfolio acts as a force multiplier for renewables—balancing and enhancing the grid—as more renewable resources come online.
Our nacelle facility in Pensacola, FL and our LM Blade facility in Grand Forks, ND provide onshore wind turbines to our U.S. customers. For offshore wind, the benefits tied to localization and significant federal and state targets, provides a clear path for developing a U.S. supply chain.
We are working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and other stakeholders to equip existing natural-gas fired power plants with advanced carbon capture technology.
Our extensive portfolio includes wind and nuclear technologies to propel the new hydrogen economy forward as well as hydrogen-capable gas turbines with more than 8 million hours of operating experience.
GE’s portfolio of hardware and software solutions enables smart grids, prevents outages, optimizes electricity flow, supports transmission facilitation, and enhances grid flexibility and resiliency.
GE Research’s 1,000+ scientists and engineers are focused on developing and improving breakthrough technologies to accelerate the energy transition, including but not limited to small modular nuclear reactors, direct air carbon capture, and clean hydrogen production.
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.
Join Dr. Jeff Goldmeer, Brian Gutknecht, and special guests for the final season of our 3-part series as they discuss the roles digital and electrification will play in the energy transition.
Join our webinar and Q&A session with power systems experts from GE Vernova’s Consulting Services business to learn more about our analysis, key findings and recommendations to help Great Britain accomplish its net-zero targets.
The energy landscape is transforming rapidly. How can we continue to deliver power that is reliable, affordable, and more sustainable? Join our webinar to explore the current and future challenges of our energy infrastructure and learn about the latest energy supply and delivery technologies.
New electricity markets and remuneration schemes are required as energy systems and power grids transition to net-zero carbon technologies. This white paper proposes key building blocks for successful power markets that need to balance energy, dependable capacity, and essential reliability support services.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are committed to accelerating decarbonization efforts. The strategic and urgent deployment of renewables and gas, while transitioning away from liquid fuels, can contribute to this goal rapidly and at scale to secure a more reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy future in the region.
GE believes the accelerated and strategic deployment of renewables and gas power can change the near-term trajectory for climate change and make substantive reductions in emissions quickly.
To support its energy transition, EnergyAustralia and GE are successfully innovating Australia's first hydrogen and natural gas dual-fuel power plant. See their progress!
Besides the major role they play in generating electricity for the world today and tomorrow, the other advantage of gas turbines is that they are able to operate on many other fuels besides natural gas. This White Paper describes the ways Hydrogen can be used in gas turbines.
There are technical pathways for gas power to achieve a low or near-zero carbon generating footprint through the use of low and zero-carbon fuels—including hydrogen—as well as carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies. This White paper discusses post-combustion carbon capture technologies that can be installed on both new and existing assets.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas: ~25 times more potent than CO2 on a pound-for-pound basis. Any comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must address methane emissions as well as CO2 emissions. This White Paper describes the sources of methane emissions and cost-effective actions that are available today to reduce methane emissions.
As the most dependable source of carbon-free power generation providing around-the-clock energy supply without interruption, nuclear energy is an important part of the power generation landscape, and it is a critical pillar in the transformation to a carbon-free future.
Natural gas power generation is an important component of realizing China’s "carbon peaking and carbon neutrality" goals and an essential support for the safety and reliability of the power grid.
India’s electricity demand is growing. With its ambitious renewables targets, the national grid needs support from diverse sources to help ensure round-the-clock supply of reliable and flexible electricity that is not interrupted. Find out more about the role of gas and renewables to address the country's growth and reduce carbon emissions, while embracing a “gas-based” economy in GE's position paper.
Japan aims to achieve a more diversified energy mix by 2030. Find out more about the role of gas and renewables to help the country achieve energy security, economic efficiency, environmental sustainability and safety.
South Africa’s energy needs are urgent and require an energy environment that will increase access and spur industrialization while addressing its climate change ambitions. A combination of renewables and gas power will be the fastest and most cost-effective pathway to decarbonization for South Africa.
By using gas power and renewables alongside each other, Europe can deliver the quickest and deepest emission reduction and achieve its objective of climate neutrality by 2050 while producing the lowest possible cumulative emissions over the transition period.