Tag: NRG

Reliant hopes you’ll give up some control of the thermostat

Retail power provider Reliant is posing an intriguing question to customers: For a fee, would you be willing to give up some control of your thermostat?  More »

NRG acquires residential solar company

Energy provider NRG Energy Inc. announced it has acquired a New Jersey-based solar company as part of an effort to help customers interested in generating their own clean power.  More »

Solar power shines in eyes of Americans

Americans are cozying up to the idea of solar power, with four-fifths saying they view it positively, according to a survey released Monday.  More »

NRG offers free charging for some electric cars

Buyers of some electric cars will have an added incentive starting this year: Free charging for a year.  More »

Interest groups point fingers over Texas’ near-blackout

Generators are arguing that Monday’s electricity shortage is related to poor incentives for construction; opponents say that poor planning and maintenance could be the root cause.  More »

NRG renewable-energy unit seeking up to $411M through IPO

A unit of NRG Energy Inc., the biggest independent U.S. electricity producer, plans to raise as much as $411 million through an initial public offering.  More »

NRG Energy: ‘We welcome the renewed focus on climate change’

In response to Pres. Obama’s landmark message on climate change this week, power provider NRG Energy issued a response that noted its investments in solar and carbon capture systems.  More »

Natural gas boom cools nuclear prospects — for now

Cheap natural gas, high construction costs and a disaster in Japan have combined to dim prospects for a resurgence in nuclear power — especially in Texas’ unregulated market where utility companies must bear all of the financial risk of building new plants.  More »

Sun sets on two more coal plant projects

A Nebraska company has dropped plans for coal-fired power plants in Illinois and West Texas, saying the fuel can’t compete with natural gas.  More »

NRG Plans $400M IPO for unit to own, operate power assets

NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) said a newly created unit, formed to operate renewable and conventional power assets and pay regular dividends to shareholders, plans to raise as much as $400 million in an initial share sale.  More »

Barclays calls refineries top stocks for 2013

Refining stock prices are undervalued by about 50 percent, Barclays wrote in a 2013 Global Energy Outlook issued on Wednesday. But the investment bank cautioned investors on Big Oil stocks, amid declining production.  More »

NRG pushes solar to keep Zoo moving

All 30 electric vehicles the Houston zoo uses to haul food, supplies and even animals now get their power from sunlight.  More »
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