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GE Energy Financial tops $15 billion in global renewable energy investments


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Financial investments span wind, solar, other renewable technologies across 17 countries

GE Energy Financial Services announced it has exceeded $15 billion in renewable energy investment commitments in wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects globally, according to a press release.

Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately $5 billion in renewable energy projects, exceeding its 2014 commitment to invest $1B per year.

Global renewable energy investments continue to outpace fossil fuel investment by two-to-one. Renewables is GE Energy Financial Services’ fastest growing business segment.

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“Renewable energy has a vibrant future with demand increasing across the world, and it creates jobs and addresses global environmental challenges,” said David Nason CEO of GE Energy Financial Services.

Its investment commitments span 17 countries, comprise 75 per cent wind, 18 per cent solar and seven per cent other renewable technologies, and include two recent off-shore wind investments – the US Block Island Wind Farm and Merkur Offshore Germany.

“With GE at the forefront of technology and digital advancements, we continue to invest in this attractive asset class,” said Nason.

Consistent with the GE Capital strategy to more closely align with its industrial businesses, GE Energy Financial Services invests equity and debt, and helps to place capital, in support of GE and its customers globally.

The $15 billion investment milestone occurs on the heels of an active 2016 for the industry.

In 2016, GE Energy Financial Services invested tax and cash equity in 16 US renewable energy projects, of which approximately 1.4-GW is expected to be operational in 2017.

The fourth quarter was reported by AWEA as the second strongest quarter for US wind installations on record, with GE Renewable Energy leading in market share.


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“Wind power is a winning investment for Americans in all 50 states. With companies like GE at the forefront, wind increasingly powers our economy, creating good-paying jobs and supplying low-cost electricity for millions of American homes and businesses. And wind power’s technology continues to advance in the digital age – bigger, better and more reliable than ever,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA.

GE Energy Financial Services’ $15B in investment commitments is in more than 16 gigawatts of renewable energy projects globally.

Collectively, its renewable energy investment commitments are in projects that generate enough clean energy to power 3.5 times the number of homes in the city of Los Angeles, California, avoiding more than 41 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, and equivalent to almost nine million cars off the road.

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