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From Renewable Energy’s Complexity, a Silver Lining

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Today’s businesses are securing renewable energy in record numbers. In fact, commercial and industrial companies contracted for more renewables last year than ever before — 6.5 GW compared to 2.8 GW in 2017. In Texas alone, the total amount of energy generated from wind and solar has reached nearly 20 percent in recent years. The state stands out for its abundance of renewables offered at attractive prices, motivating businesses to sign large offtake agreements.(1) 

What the Rise of Distributed Energy Resources Means for Business

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Energy is evolving - in ways that are putting energy systems and even energy generation directly in the hands of energy consumers.

For organizations of all types and sizes, that’s a good thing. It’s leading to more customized and empowering energy systems - driven by knowledge, data, and on-site energy resources.

NRG Energy Participates in the Business Sustainability Roundtable Challenge.

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"At NRG, sustainability is at the center of everything that we do. It's more than the way we do business; it's an integral part of who we are and literally at the heart of our purpose of creating a sustainable energy future."-Mauricio Gutierrez, President and CEO, NRG Energy

Sysco, NRG Energy Recognized for Work in Renewable Energy Sourcing

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Sysco and NRG Energy have been recognized by Smart Energy Decisions for their efforts in Renewable Energy Sourcing.

In June 2018, the two companies signed a ten-year renewable energy agreement, including the construction of three solar garden sites in the Houston and Dallas areas, which will support approximately 10 percent of Sysco’s U.S. electricity usage.

Positive NRG: Corporate Philanthropy at NRG

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PositiveNRG, our corporate philanthropy program, enriches the communities we serve by supporting initiatives that address education, human welfare, the environment, and health and wellness. Learn more about positiveNRG here.

Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace at NRG

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To keep our employees healthy, happy and operating at their best, NRG provides several wellness benefits. We offer full and part-time employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week health, dental and vision insurance, mental health assistance, a non-tobacco user discount, adoption assistance, parental leave and tuition reimbursement, among other benefits. Additionally, we sponsored more than a dozen runs, walks and bike rides to promote healthy behavior and hosted more than 25 employee health fairs in 2017 at NRG locations across the country.

Biodiversity at NRG Energy

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Biodiversity promotes healthy ecosystems and human interaction with nature. That’s why we designed our environmental policy to foster the protection of the natural habitats surrounding our generation sites. Protecting and promoting biodiversity ensures that living resources will remain in stable quantities in perpetuity. The air we breathe, leaves on trees and even a spider’s web serve important biodiversity functions. It is our obligation as a company and as employees to effectively use and protect all natural resources in a sustainable way.

econrg: NRG's Environmental Stewardship Initiative

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Learn more in the 2017 Sustainability Report

econrg® promotes ecological stewardship among our plant employees with initiatives aimed at improving environmental awareness and education.

In 2017, NRG plant employees participated in 191 voluntary econrg projects and NRG facilities donated $75,325 to benefit the environment. These projects and initiatives focused on the following areas:

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