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Richard D. Kinder Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kinder Morgan, Inc. during the luncheon keynote IHS Energy CERAWeek Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

In 2015, more than a dozen new faces stepped into energy CEO roles

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Some of the most notable changes were at Houston-based companies.
David Crane, president and chief executive officer of NRG Energy, Inc. ,  looks at Solar panels above a parking lot at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona Tuesday June 11, 2013. (Laura Segall/ Bloomberg News)

NRG posts first quarterly profit of 2015, but it’s down from last year

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NRG, which is in the midst of a “reset” to cut costs and spin off its financially struggling solar and wind businesses, announced $67 million in net income for the quarter, down from $182 million during the same time last year.
Constellation Energy's coal-fired Brandon Shores power plant in Anne Arundel County, Md., Jan 15, 2012. (Shannon Jensen/The New York Times)

Constellation expands with new business in Houston and Dallas

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The move by Constellation, which is a subsidiary of Chicago-based Exelon Corp., comes at a time when more power generation companies are expanding their home retail businesses and services. Houston-based Calpine power company is buying Champion Energy Services and NRG Energy already has brands like Reliant and more.
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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.
Work has started to prepare a site in Oklahoma City for a new gas-to-liquids plant that will convert landfill gas into petroleum products. (Envia Energy)

Houston-area companies break ground on landfill gas-to-diesel project

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Construction will begin soon on the first of a series of gas-to-liquids plants under development by an array of Houston-based companies to produce petroleum products from landfill gas.
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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.
NRG Energy's W.A. Parish plant. (photo/Ryan Holeywell)

NRG says it will cut carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030

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Officials at NRG Energy Inc. say the power company will reduce its carbon emissions by 50 percent of current levels by 2030.
(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.
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.
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Lawyers to debate $590 million Houston transmission project

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State regulators could decide as soon as next month whether a proposed $590 million transmission line to the Houston area will be allowed to move forward.