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GE's Immelt Says Green Tech Means Jobs, Growth
New York Times ^ | 12/9/09 | cp124

Posted on 12/09/2009 3:22:36 PM PST by cp124

The AP (12/9) reports, "The top executive of General Electric has told a South Carolina audience that green technology can help the environment, create jobs and grow the economy." Jeffrey Immelt was in Greenville Tuesday taking part in a summit on renewable energy at "the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research," which "was hosted by the university and GE Energy." Immelt said that "the nation hasn't invested enough in energy technology in recent decades and that millions of green jobs will be created worldwide during the next five years."

A separate AP (12/9) report quotes Immelt as saying "he hopes the Copenhagen conference on climate change leads the United States to develop a green energy policy to grow the economy." At the same renewable energy conference, Immelt said, "What's most important for the U.S. is that we go from Copenhagen, go into 2010, and have the courage to act on clean energy for the good of the country from the standpoint of creating jobs."

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: urbanlegend
I hate GE.
1 posted on 12/09/2009 3:22:38 PM PST by cp124
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To: cp124

Prove it idiot.

Given how much GE stands to gain from “going green,” both you and Gore should be castrated and jailed as the criminals you both are.


2 posted on 12/09/2009 3:25:01 PM PST by cranked
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To: cp124

GE Lies ... I bet they think climategate is fun.


3 posted on 12/09/2009 3:25:23 PM PST by Tarpon (To destroy the people's liberties, you poison their morals ...)
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To: cp124

How are we supposed to create green jobs again, you rich lib? Oh I forgot, GE has tons of windmills to sell..


4 posted on 12/09/2009 3:25:28 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: cp124

Immelt should make a huge list of these heretofore new green job titles and the education level it takes to secure that job, and how much it pays.


5 posted on 12/09/2009 3:29:12 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: HighWheeler

Immelt is the poster child for the International Criminal Gang of Bastards.

As Rush put it, the only green jobs these policies will produce will be landscaping and grass mowing jobs.

Immelt is riding the Obama tit looking for the huge payoff. He used NBC/MSDNC/CNBC as a propaganda organ to get Obama into office. Now he wants to be paid


6 posted on 12/09/2009 3:32:59 PM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: cp124

American liberties sacrificed at the altar of corporate profit and political power.

You can’t do much about Immelt and his ilk, but you CAN throw your congressman out on his keister. Then, these smart-a** corporate types will have to break in a new congressman -— only to have HIM thrown out of office in another two years. See where I’m going with this?


7 posted on 12/09/2009 3:39:58 PM PST by Walrus (My congressman is toast in 2010 --- how about yours?)
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To: cp124

That was yesterday. Today at West Point, he apologised for corporate greed, etc. It’s at FT.com via Drudge. I can’t link anything. This is horsesh$t at the first degree. He was at the first State Dinner at the WH and with all the $hit that happened, one must wonder about that agenda in the first place. He didn’t apologise to the 1400 employees at his plant in Erie, PA that were permanently $hit canned. This guy is dangerous for GE and the Country in general.


8 posted on 12/09/2009 3:47:14 PM PST by hkp123
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To: cp124

If green jobs are such a boon, they will emerge through private initiative and private capital. Industrious entrepreneurs will respond to the need if only the boot of the federal behemoth would simply be lifted from their backs. We don’t need more federal engineering of the economy.


9 posted on 12/09/2009 3:53:39 PM PST by Johnstone
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To: cp124
There are VERY FEW green tech jobs currently. There are not going to be a lot of green tech jobs in the future. And even if there were, they are NOT going to be located in the United States. The morons in government have been on a 30 year rampage against US Manufacturing and they have driven out so much of it.

Immelt is a clown and a fool at best and a scum bag and worse at worst. He's a technological idiot and yet he's running one of the biggest high tech companies in the world. Go figure how company politics works.

If government subsidies were removed the entire Solar Power and maybe even the Wind Industries would collapse. They provide a very tiny amount of energy and will not provide much more for at least the next 20 years and probably longer than that if ever.
10 posted on 12/09/2009 3:54:31 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: cp124

Ig “going green” would generate a profit we would have already seen the green technology they keep touting.

GE justs wants to suck off the government teat.


11 posted on 12/09/2009 3:57:11 PM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: cp124

Ig “going green” would generate a profit we would have already seen the green technology they keep touting.

GE justs wants to suck off the government teat.


12 posted on 12/09/2009 3:57:17 PM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: cranked

i thought the chi-coms were building the parts and they’re putting them up in america


13 posted on 12/09/2009 3:58:32 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: truthguy

I never argue about the fraudulent new energy economy on the basis of jobs created. It is easy to create jobs. We have had societies with almost no unemployment (we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us). The issue is the cost of the jobs created. The fraudulent new energy economy will create thousands (millions?) of jobs, many in regulating every aspect of economic production. The cost of these jobs will be catastrophic, causing work to relocate, prices to increase, lower economic production, higher taxes, and a much lower standard of living. The jobs created will be highly visible, creating a new powerful special interest group. The resulting economic carnage will be difficult to attribute to specific policies but it will be very real.


14 posted on 12/09/2009 4:00:41 PM PST by businessprofessor
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To: cp124

GE is behind the LIGHTBULBS that we HAVE to buy! If you Break one, you MUST call a HAZMAT # to come and clean it up!! IT IS INSANITY!!!


15 posted on 12/09/2009 4:06:10 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of GE is making money off the $787 Billion Stimuls Package.

Jeffrey Immelt is on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board AND is also a member of the Federal Reserve of New York.

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16 posted on 12/09/2009 4:08:35 PM PST by anglian
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To: Markos33

This ought to get your vitriolic juices flowing.....


17 posted on 12/09/2009 4:08:35 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: cp124

This guy is dumber than a rock. He only likes green because his company would benefit.


18 posted on 12/09/2009 4:10:08 PM PST by mulligan
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To: cp124
"The top executive of General Electric has told a South Carolina audience that green technology can help the environment, create jobs and grow the economy" ... especially since GE lobbyists and lawyers have been working for years to get inside all the right federal agencies, and have "news" networks to pimp products and paranoia.
19 posted on 12/09/2009 4:15:30 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: cp124

I can't wait to start my new green job. We're all gonna get rich in the new economy I tell ya.

20 posted on 12/09/2009 4:32:25 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: cp124
I remember seeing an interview where he candidly spoke of the whole "Ecomagination" PR campaign, and said basically it was hype, but it worked, and that appearing "green friendly" was NOT about saving the planet, but MAKING MONEY OFF THE HYPE.

I wish I remember where I saw that clip so I could post a link and validate my claim... it was probably from some time before or during the time I worked for GE... during/before 2007.

21 posted on 12/09/2009 4:34:21 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: shibumi

22 posted on 12/09/2009 4:43:02 PM PST by Semper Mark (Merry Christmas, y'all.)
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To: cp124

GE is the next buggy-whip maker with the idiot Immelt in charge. He’s put all his chips into the fraudulent global warming pot and will lose. I’m betting short on GE stock.

Soon, GE will be picked apart like a corpse in bankruptcy court.

And, no, king obuma can’t save GE. King obuma will have a tough time saving himself and his coterie of idiot fascists.


23 posted on 12/09/2009 4:54:53 PM PST by sergeantdave
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The Green Job Myth Exposed
24 posted on 12/09/2009 5:07:45 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: businessprofessor
I never argue about the fraudulent new energy economy on the basis of jobs created. It is easy to create jobs. We have had societies with almost no unemployment (we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us). The issue is the cost of the jobs created. The fraudulent new energy economy will create thousands (millions?) of jobs, many in regulating every aspect of economic production. The cost of these jobs will be catastrophic, causing work to relocate, prices to increase, lower economic production, higher taxes, and a much lower standard of living. The jobs created will be highly visible, creating a new powerful special interest group. The resulting economic carnage will be difficult to attribute to specific policies but it will be very real.

I can't disagree with anything you have said and that's why I reposted it. The only other point I'd make is that for every job the government creates, it destroys 2 or more. This is because of the inefficiency of what they do and the poor use of limited capital.
25 posted on 12/09/2009 5:23:44 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Ann Archy
GE is behind the LIGHTBULBS that we HAVE to buy! If you Break one, you MUST call a HAZMAT # to come and clean it up!! IT IS INSANITY!!!

I sure hope that at least they preserve the incandescent bulbs for our refrigerators and ovens. These are only 25 or 40 Watt bulbs and they are only on when the respective doors are open. The energy use is trivial. However I wouldn't put anything past these idiots in the so called green movement.
26 posted on 12/09/2009 5:27:38 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: mewzilla

BTTT.


27 posted on 01/22/2011 6:42:41 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: cp124

This man should not be allowed to steer anything. Conflict of interest a little. Ya think?

This is disgraceful and a stop needs to be put on it.


28 posted on 01/22/2011 6:46:49 AM PST by dforest
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