GE announces most efficient natural gas plant
According to General Electric (GE), their new FlexEfficiency 60 natural gas power plants offer a 56,000 ton emission reduction over current models in use today.
Since the discovery of vast natural gas deposits located deep underground in shale formations across the US, many electric generators have shifted to natural gas combustion, which burns cleaner than coal-fired power plants.
With natural gas available at low prices, some coal-fired plants have been retrofitted to operate using natural gas instead. This practice results in significant carbon emission reductions without requiring electric utilities to construct an entirely new power plant.
GE has already received orders from countries around the world totaling $1.2 billion.