50% by 2025 and Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, from a 2014 Baseline
PRINCETON, N.J., Sep. 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announced the acceleration of its sector-leading science-based GHG emissions reduction goals to align with new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidance, which calls for limiting global warming to a 1.5˚ Celsius increase. Under its new GHG emissions reduction timeline, NRG expects to reach its 50% reduction target five years early and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, surpassing its original goal of a 90% reduction.
Our residential and small business brands — NRG, Reliant, and Green Mountain Energy — provide electricity packaged in ways that meet the needs and lifestyles of our customers. Increasingly, these solutions are becoming sustainable solutions. Renewable energy plans are the most direct example, but we are also thinking more critically about more in-depth sustainability opportunities.
During positiveNRG Week, 952 NRG employees in 16 states volunteered at more than 70 nonprofit organizations and donated $36,500 to charitable causes
PositiveNRG Week is our annual week-long philanthropic initiative where companywide volunteer opportunities are available for employees. For the 11th year, NRG employees dedicated a week to making a positive impact in their communities. During positiveNRG Week, 952 NRG employees in 16 states volunteered at more than 70 nonprofit organizations and donated $36,500 to charitable causes.
We aspire to create a culture that fosters inclusion, inspires innovation, encourages respect, and promotes unlimited success for everyone as we create a suitable energy future. We also recognize that the power generation sector, including NRG, has room for improvement.
In this section, we dive into the sustainable solutions we bring to customers through our residential and business teams. These include ongoing initiatives and plans, as well as specific projects and goals we achieved in 2018.
12th Annual positiveNRG Week Achieves More than 4,100 Hours of Employee Volunteerism
PRINCETON, N.J., June 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 800 NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) employees volunteer upwards of 4,100 hours during of the company’s 12th “positiveNRG week,” the company’s annual week of volunteering. Over the course of the week, employees were provided the opportunity to select and serve the non-profits in their communities that mean the most to them.
In September 2014, NRG acquired Goal Zero, a provider of portable solar power and battery pack products and accessories. In our first conflict minerals filing in 2016, Goal Zero analyzed the materials used in the production of its products and determined that substantially all of its products may contain conflict minerals. Conflict minerals are tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, and are referred to as 3TGs.
Though there is not yet a standardized process for corporate reporting on SDGs, we continually assess our business strategy and operations to identify opportunities for a greater contribution toward the SDGs. Our core business strategy and vision most directly aligns with SDG 7, designed to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.”