Google and GE form alliance to promote renewable energy

Google and General Electric yesterday announced an unusual alliance to promote greater use of renewable energy in the US.

The internet and manufacturing groups said they would combine some of their lobbying muscle in Washington and co-operate on technology projects where GE’s engineering and Google’s software could advance the use of renewables.

The alliance reflects a shared view that sources of renewable energy such as wind and solar power could quickly be used to meet a significant proportion of national energy demand.

“Clean energy is eminently doable, eminently solvable,” said Jeff Immelt, chief executive of GE.
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