General Electric Co. plans to intensify research focusing on complex energy projects such as waterless fracking and gas turbine efficiency by earmarking an additional $10 billion through 2020, Reuters reported. GE's "ecoimagination" project, which was formed in 2005 to broadly focus on sustainability and other environmental issues and has cost nearly $15 billion, had been set to expire next year. GE also wants to boost the efficiency of its natural gas-powered turbines to 65 percent from today's 62 percent. The company also plans to study how to make wind turbine blades cheaper and more efficient through the use of different composite materials.