Pécresse is expected to address the steps necessary to transition to sustainable energy and meet United Nations climate goals. Pécresse has said that GE sees the fastest path to decarbonization as a combination of renewable energy, gas and grid modernization to enable “a pragmatic transition that maintains reliable electric service while also meeting the urgent challenge posed by climate change.”
As CEO of GE Renewable Energy, Pécresse leads a $16 billion business of more than 40,000 employees that has one of the broadest renewable energy portfolio in the industry. GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400 gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90% of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions.
President Biden has said he wants to exponentially increase the number of offshore wind farms in the United States and move the country toward producing more than half of its electricity from the sun by 2050.
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