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Empowering Local Change: GE and Partners for Democratic Change

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Local entrepreneurs are the key to capacity-building for Washington, DC–based NGO Partners for Democratic Change.

The End of the Party?: GE to Open Helium Reuse Plant as Shortage Worsens

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Brigitte Prat runs Lulu’s Cuts & Toys, a popular hair salon and toy store in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. Prat is famous for rewarding new bobs, bangs, and fauxhawks with trademark orange balloons, but she is having second thoughts. “I used to put one on every arm and every stroller that rolled through my store, but now I keep them behind the counter,” she says. “I am paying an arm and a leg for my helium. I may have to start charging.”

GE and StartUp Health Select 13 Companies For Its Three Year Health Entrepreneurship Program

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Back in January, TechCrunch reported that GE would be partnering up with healthtech startup incubator StartUp Health and selecting 13 consumer healthcare startups (originally 10) to participate in a three year program de

GE Capital is Donating $16,500 for Teachers to Help Train Students in Financial Literacy

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GE Capital is donating $16,500 for teachers to help train students in financial literacy.

Most of the 41 teachers awarded scholarships are from low- to moderate-income school districts in a 15-county area around Dayton.

The teachers are enrolled in a graduate-level economics course at Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy.

GE ecomagination CEO Series: Energy Technology Ventures

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Listen in as host Robert Reiss is joined by Kevin Skillern of GE Energy Financial Services, Rich Germain of ConocoPhillips and Sumit Sarkar of NRG Energy. They’re discussing a new joint venture among GE, ConocoPhillips and NRG Energy called Energy Technology Ventures, created to invest in next-generation energy technologies. Beyond capital, with the resources of three of America’s largest energy companies, this joint venture will help innovative companies accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and achieve the scale needed to benefit energy users, the economy and the environm

Ich Bin Ein Jenbacher: Massive Gas Engine to Help Germany Power Through Energy Transition

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Europe’s beating industrial heart, Germany, will lose as much as fifth of its lifeblood electricity over the next decade as the country pulls the plug on nuclear reactors. A process called Energiewende will replace nuclear power with a combination of electricity from natural gas and renewables.

GE Makes World’s Most Ethical Companies List For Seven Straight Years

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The Ethisphere Institute named GE to its annual list of the world’s most ethical companies for the seventh straight year. Only 23 companies made list every year since it launched seven years ago.

NFL, General Electric Ally to Fund Concussion Research

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had just delivered a speech to employees of General Electric last fall in Columbus, Ohio, when he and GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt began discussing what could be done to make football safer, particularly the treatment of concussions.

Tea in the Sahara: GE Innovation Taps $450 Billion Water Market, Treats 5 Billion Gallons Daily

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Underground aquifers deep beneath the Sahara desert in Algeria hold huge amounts of fresh water. But as recently as five years ago, many Algerians in the nation’s capital could not count on filling up their teapots. “Some areas would lose water every two or three days,” says Ali Nouioua, GE Power & Water manager and Algiers resident.

Soak The Casbah: GE Technology Brings Fresh Water to Millions in Algiers

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Water barrels and storage tanks had for years dominated roofs in the Casbah and other neighborhoods spread over the crescent of hills ringing the Algerian capital and the blue half-moon of Bay of Algiers. “There was a big water shortage in this country,” says Ali Nouioua, a GE Power & Water manager based in Algeria. “Some areas would lose water every two or three days. People would have to buy it from water tankers on the street and store it on the roof.”

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