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General Electric to Develop 1,000 Megawatts in Kenya

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General Electric Co. is partnering with Kenyan government and industry to develop 1,000 megawatts of power in the East African nation and is in talks with Kenya Power Ltd. (KPLL) about a power-purchase agreement.

The power projects will probably be developed over five to 10 years, Jay Ireland, president and chief executive officer for Africa said in a phone interview. He didn’t give a price for the partnership in which his company will provide technology and equipment.

GE Donates $1.1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

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November 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - In response to Hurricane Sandy, GE today gave $1.1 million to support relief and recovery efforts throughout the Northeast of the United States. One million dollars was given to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The additional $100,000 dollars was given to the United Way of America for them to direct to local communities where they determine the need is greatest.

A Thirsty Planet: As Water Grows Scarce, Americans Embrace Water Recycling

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When the Voyager 1 spacecraft reached the edge of the Solar System in 1990, cosmologist Carl Sagan asked NASA mission control to snap a picture of the Earth some 3.7 billion miles away. From that distance our planet appeared as a fragile blue dot lost in the darkness of space. Recently U.S. scientists produced another startling image of a pale blue dot.

GE Helps Use Information and Communications Technology to Create Cohesive, Sustainable Cities

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More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and countries such as India and China are in need of hundreds of additional cities to accommodate growing populations. People in many cities suffer from inadequate transportation, sub-standard buildings, lack of sanitation, and poor public safety, highlighting the need for sustainable and livable urban planning.

Blood Diamonds of Ore: GE Takes On Conflict Minerals

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s second largest country, but also the continent’s most violent. Over the last two decades, foreign and domestic armies, militias and gangs of armed thugs have been waging war and staging rebellions that have killed at least 5.5 million people and displaced many more. The fighters sustain their troops with money from the DRC’s rich mineral deposits.

Wisconsin helps GE power a healthier world

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Investing in the future of Wisconsin makes sense. That’s why this past week has been so exciting for all of us at GE in the Badger State. We’ve just finished the Wisconsin leg of a national “GE Works” series of events, where we again experienced the spirit of a state that’s committed to growth and innovation for the future.

GE Invests $7.5M in UConn to Create Electrical Distribution Technologies of Tomorrow

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General Electric is expanding its relationship with the University of Connecticut’s engineering school by launching a five-year, $7.5 million initiative.

The intiative includes an endowed professorship, scholarship money for undergraduate and graduate students and $3.3 million in funding for company directed research at the school.

It was announced Tuesday at the headquarters of GE’s Industrial Solutions division here. The business unit makes dozens of devices used to control and protect the distribution of electricity.

GE Tier 4 Locomotive Cuts Emissions More than 70 Percent

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GE Transportation has unveiled the prototype for its next-generation freight locomotive that it says will decrease emissions by more than 70 percent compared to 2005 engines and save railroad customers more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure and operational costs.

Norfolk Southern, GE Host 2nd Railroad Sustainability Symposium

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Norfolk Southern Corp. and GE Transportation kicked off the second Railroad Sustainability Symposium at the Class I's 14,000-acre Brosnan Forest Conference Center near Charleston, S.C.

Sponsored by NS and GE, the three-day conference will include presentations on current sustainability practices, an industry perspective on sustainability from the Association of American Railroads and a shipper's perspective on environmental responsibility.

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