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NRG Energy Inc. Vice President Nuclear Oversight, James von Suskil speaks during a scheduled refueling outage on Unit 2 at the South Texas Project nuclear power facility Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Wadsworth.
( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

NRG stock drops sharply after earnings loss

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NRG’s stock briefly dipped below $20 a share Tuesday for the first time since 2012 but jumped back up in the afternoon.
John Fainter, president and CEO of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas, poses in his offices Dec. 8, 2003, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

Longtime head of lobbying arm for Texas electric companies retires

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John Fainter, 76, who headed the Association of Electric Companies of Texas for 18 years, said he is retiring at the end of the year to spend more time with his grandchildren.
NRG Energy Inc. Vice President Nuclear Oversight, James von Suskil speaks during a scheduled refueling outage on Unit 2 at the South Texas Project nuclear power facility Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Wadsworth.
(James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle)

Some Texas power companies already spent billions on EPA compliance, before Supreme Court ruling

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Many companies have already spent the money to retrofit or shut down the coal-fired power plants that were most affected. Other Texas power companies rely more on natural gas or nuclear power and actually supported the Environmental Protection Agency rule that went into effect in April.
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

NRG spinoff buys into giant California solar farm

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A spinoff of NRG Energy is buying 25 percent interest in the massive new Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in southern California for $285 million.
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NRG, Calpine challenge Houston transmission project in new lawsuit

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A pair of Houston-based power generators allege in a lawsuit filed this week in state court that a new transmission line planned for the Houston area is expensive and unnecessary.
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NRG reports $119 million in fourth quarter profits

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The company, which both generates power and supplies it to retail customers, also saw its net income for 2014 rise to $134 million, up from a $386 million loss in 2013.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Texans who don’t use enough power hit with penalty fees

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Many Texans receive penalty fees on their electric bills for not using enough power.
(Johnny Hanson /Houston Chronicle file photo)

Public Utility Commission ruling allows transmission line to move forward

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Houston-based CenterPoint Energy had argued the 130-mile line was critical to ensuring the long-term access to reliable electricity in the Houston region.
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Veteran lobbyist to lead to lead new NRG Home business

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NRG Energy has tapped veteran Washington lobbyist Steve McBee to lead its newly-created NRG Home division.
NRG Energy's W.A. Parish power plant in Fort Bend County will begin capturing some of its carbon emissions in 2016. (NRG Energy photo)

Cool temperatures cut into NRG’s 2014 results, as the company bets on home solar

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In a call Wednesday, executives at NRG Energy discussed third-quarter results held back by a cool summer before offering a very hot projection for growth in the company’s home solar business.