Tag: NRG

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 »

Solar energy vying to be Super Bowl winner

As New Orleans prepares to host Super Bowl XLVII this weekend, NRG also will celebrate efforts to bring sustainable energy both to New Orleans and to football stadiums around the country.  More »
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