However, additional legislative reforms are necessary to encourage electric utilities, to include more renewable and alternative energy in their existing networks, said Bolze and cited successful policies of the European Union (EU) to promote the use of combined heat and power, which already have a significant impact on the energy efficiency policy by Governments and utilities. Also in the year 2009 GE supported regional priorities, and a number of alliances by the company expanded to its present location in key regions, opened new regional technology and service centers, with leading local service providers known was, said Ricardo Cordoba from GE. These facilities make it clear, like GE’s continued commitment to investing – that leverage the respective strengths of our extensive regional business activities and our local EPC partner and service provider – provides great benefits and excellent results for our global and regional customers in our localization strategy”, said Cordoba. In March 2009, GE opened its new technology and customer centre in Moscow, to assist clients in Russia and the Commonwealth of independent States, their various energy needs to meet – with projects at places and under conditions which pose a challenge. Bolze and Cordoba also explained that local governments and industries are working to achieve regional energy efficiency targets by the year 2020 to meet the EU target of generating 20% of energy from renewable and alternative sources, making a strong demand for equipment from GE to the Power generation and transmission occurs. This equipment includes: GE Energys newest development of wind energy technology, the wind turbine 2.5xl, an increasingly important role in covering the demand for renewable energy in Europe will play. The new plant of GE was selected for projects throughout Europe generating almost 1,000 megawatts of wind energy in 2009 enough to supply more than 480,000 typical European households. GEs modern gas turbines, including those produced in Belfort (the European headquarters of GE Energy Europe) in France, are excellently suitable for combined cycle power plants, which use cleaner burning natural gas and increase the local energy efficiency. Read additional details here: Larry Ellison.