The Environmental-Industrial Complex

The Environmental-Industrial Complex One expects the environmental movement to publish reports extolling so-called clean energy and pathways to a carbon free world. But industries have joined in, and support these same reports. A recent report from the Rocky Mountain Institute, Continue reading The Environmental-Industrial Complex

Growing Role of Gas Turbines in Power Generation

GE developed the first jet engine in the United States in 1942, based on the Whittle jet engine that had been developed in Great Britain. Jet engines are a form of gas turbines, and it was only logical that an Continue reading Growing Role of Gas Turbines in Power Generation

Wind Farm Rotor Failures

A recent report, The Performance of Wind Farms in the United Kingdom and Denmark, indicated a shorter life for wind turbines than the predicted 20-year life.  See March 5 article, Bad News for Wind Energy. There is a wind farm Continue reading Wind Farm Rotor Failures

Hurricanes and Service

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by Mr. Devaney about his father and the dedication of electric utility linemen, reminded me of the esprit de corps at the GE Service businesses where I spent many years. The men and women Continue reading Hurricanes and Service

Renewable Portfolio Standards

Renewable Portfolio Standards, also known as Renewable Energy Standards, force families, businesses and industry to buy expensive electricity. Why else would General Electric Company build a $600 million dollar plant to manufacture a product that few would buy in a Continue reading Renewable Portfolio Standards