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Mark Vachon, the recently tapped head of GE's green-tech push, plans to expand internationally and form partnerships to get cleaner products to the "tipping point."
At CES, General Electric sponsors an entrepreneurial challenge to gather and fund the best ideas focused on home energy management and on-site power production.
Company is increasing its investment in its green-tech R&D program Ecomagination but is toning down growth estimates.
GE's WattStation EV charger will become the recommended charger for Coda's all-electric sedans, which are just starting production and will compete with the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus.
Corporate partners are vital to nurturing innovations from green-tech start-ups and giving them the gravitas they need to scale beyond niche products.
In its green business plan contest, General Electric and venture capitalists put $68 million in home energy start-ups to bring their products to market.
Natural gas plant with solar and wind integration can maximize efficiency while adhering to EU emissions standards, company claims.
Jeffrey Immelt, who heads the largest U.S. conglomerate, says his focus on the environment may have led critics to think he wanted to save the planet at the expense of GE's growth.
GE says it will switch the gases used when pouring in foam insulation for refrigerator products, slashing the amount of greenhouse gases from production.
Dartmouth start-up SustainX wins $14.4 million in funding from GE for its compressed-air energy storage invention.