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Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

By Carol Pierson Holding

Remember back in 2005 when General Electric (GE) launched its Ecomagination initiative? Its purpose, as the liberal news site Grist put it at the time, was “to ramp up development of clean technologies and lighten the company’s Goliath-like environmental footprint.” A noble effort indeed.

Many of the products highlighted in the Ecomagination launch were focused on renewable energy, such as wind turbines and solar voltaic panels. GE’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced major investments in eco-friendlier technologies, pledging to double GE’s research-and-development for Ecomagination to $1.5 billion in 2010.

World Resources Institute then-President Jonathan Lash called Immelt …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green