24 Aug '11, 2pm

The Big Question: What is the Best We Can Hope for In 12 Months' Time?

PAUL BROWNING, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THERMAL PRODUCTS, GE ENERGY When we look at the long-term future of power generation, we see the growing importance of integrating natural gas and renewable energy resources in new and innovative ways to provide energy that is cleaner, more cost effective and more reliable. For the foreseeable future, it will continue to take a mix of power generation options to satisfy the world's electricity needs. Certainly, wind and solar will play increasingly significant roles. But when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing, we need other sources of energy to meet grid requirements. The logical choice to tackle that challenge is natural gas, which is in abundant supply and is one of the cheapest energy sources available. At GE, we have invested more than $500 million to develop gas turbine technology with the flexibility to take full adv...

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