What would a repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) actually mean? The announcement that the EPA is seeking to repeal the CPP raises some valid questions about the future of clean energy and carbon emissions in the U.S. To understand the impact, let’s look at some important context.
Support Directed to Agencies and Relief Funds, On-Site Emergency Power Supplies, Customer and Community Assistance
HOUSTON, August 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As Hurricane Harvey emergency response continues across Texas and Louisiana, NRG Energy and its subsidiary Reliant today announced broad preliminary efforts to assist millions of Texans impacted by devastating rains, floods and winds. NRG and Reliant will provide more than $2 million of disaster relief resources, comprised of $1 million in cash donations, as well as in-kind relief efforts valued at more than $1 million in community support and customer assistance.
Green Mountain Energy (GME) is one of the NRG retail companies with a growing multi-state presence. GME is the nation’s longest serving company dedicated to providing 100 percent renewable energy and continues to be among the nation’s most trusted names in renewable energy.
We operate the Cedar Bayou EcoCenter on Galveston Bay in Texas to increase public awareness of the needs of the ecosystem, offer wetland education and develop solutions for coastal issues and restoration.
Our team makes sustainability a reality for organizations by developing customized energy solutions based on their needs. These solutions include demand response, renewables, thermal, commodity sales, energy efficiency and energy management services. Responding to the business goals of ROI- driven companies, our projects span multiple industries and range from 100 MW utility-scale renewable solutions to o -grid power solutions that employ small wind turbines and battery storage.
by Bruno Sarda, Vice President, Sustainability, NRG Energy
I proudly joined NRG exactly one year ago as the new head of sustainability, knowing I was joining the power sector at a time of rapid transformation. It’s an exciting time of technology and business model innovation, but it’s also a time of uncertainty. The surest thing we know about the future of power is that it won’t look like the past.
NRG closely monitors its environmental impacts. We emit CO2 when generating electricity at most of our facilities. The graphs presented below illustrate our U.S. scope 1 emissions of CO2e for 2014, 2015 and 2016. We anticipate reductions in our future emissions profile as we modernize our fleet through repowering, improve generation efficiencies and explore methods to capture CO2.
Legacy energy producers and distributors have been the target of disruptive business models and technology for decades.
Adapting to competition and increased demand for low-carbon power, even the largest electric utilities and multinational gas and oil giants are behaving like innovative startups in today’s economy, engaging with one-time foes and leaning on corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners in an increasingly chaotic political atmosphere.
NRG follows the GRI Framework to report on issues of importance to the company and its stakeholders. As part of a re-evaluation of our sustainability strategy, in 2013, we engaged a third party to facilitate a formal assessment to determine these key issues. Our initial assessment identified 49 issues as important to stakeholders and the NRG business. Selecting which of these issues to report on then involved a series of internal workshops and fed into the process for feedback received from regular engagement with our external stakeholders (see key issues matrix).