General Electric Australia & New Zealand



Welcome to our TAKE2 profile page.

We’re committed to tackling climate change. That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge. Check out the work we’ve been doing to reduce our emissions and our plans for the future.

Make the TAKE2 pledge and join us in helping keep the temperature rise under two degrees.

Our pledge

As a key stakeholder in the energy sector, GE focuses on providing its customers with cleaner and more productive solutions to meet rising energy demand. At the same time, we are working in our own operations and value chains to increase resource efficiency in production.

Today we continue to measure our progress on resource efficiency through our 2020 commitments: to invest $25B in cleaner technology products, we have also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 42% since 2004 and reduced freshwater use by 53% since 2006.

The Paris Agreement adopted in late 2015 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris) is an important milestone in the journey to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. GE has been an active contributor to the climate policy discussion through our renewable and lower-emitting technologies for more than a decade. GE supports carbon policies that aspire to reduce emissions and encourage businesses to do what they do best: innovate and compete to create and disseminate new technologies and solutions at the lowest net cost. Specifically, GE supports policies that:

  • reduce GHG emissions in ways that do not jeopardize energy security;
  • encourage early adoption of cleaner technologies & energy efficiency;
  • reward R&D, innovation and private risk-taking;
  • encourage the free flow of goods and ideas consistent with the WTO;
  • reflect national and local circumstances; and
  • set realistic timetables for reductions with periodic reviews and updates in contributions as our knowledge of the science evolves and technology improves.

To learn about the actions we're taking today to ensure we remain a strong and sustainable business tomorrow please view our energy and climate related performance goals and metrics.

Our commitments

Our TAKE2 actions


    Our stories

    Australia’s biggest wind farm

    By 2019, 123 turbines will be spinning 453MW of energy at Coopers Gap Wind Farm in Queensland. Once complete, it will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 260,000 homes and reduce carbon emissions by around 1,180,000 tonnes annually. “Australia is a great market for wind, and today is GE’s second largest region globally for our Renewables business. While we see lots of opportunities in Australia, we need to continue to have policy certainty to drive investment.” says Pete McCabe,  CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business. Learn more here.


    GE partners with Monash Uni. to train tomorrow's energy leaders

    In 2016, the Climate Change Council of Australia reported that 28,000 new jobs were required for Australia to obtain 50 per cent renewable electricity. Monash Uni. has gathered a group of team players to address the energy sector’s biggest problems, and to coach a new national squad in the ways of the future digitised grid. Monash’s Grid Innovation Hub will serve as a base to collaborate on projects that will transition Australia to a secure, affordable, smart, reliable and environmentally responsible energy system. Learn more here.