Despite the impression audiences may have gotten from a recent 60 Minutes segment, cleantech will make a return on investment to consumers, the environment and government loan programs.
If NRG Energy starts offering solar leasing options to home owners and small businesses, it would represent the mainstreaming of solar roofs and also likely disrupt the current sector filled with a variety of smaller players.
At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, NRG Energy CEO Crane said that he is less bullish on the impact that electric cars will have on consumers given the slow roll-out, and he now thinks that the greentech game changer could be solar roofs
Will electric car charging stations be the case of ‘if you build it, he will come?’ The folks at NRG Energy, and its electric vehicle charging network project eVgo, certainly hope so — particularly when it comes to the fast DC chargers that it’s installing in Dallas.
After five years and a $330 million investment, NRG Energy announced early last week that it will no longer fund its nuclear expansion project in Texas. Crane said at Green:Net event on Thursday that failing quickly and cheaply “is something that we have failed to do.”
NRG Energy says it will be providing no more money for the development of its nuclear expansion project, the South Texas Project units 3&4, and will be recording a first quarter 2011 pretax charge of about $481 million.
NRG Energy is kicking off what it calls the first, privately funded, plug-in electric vehicle charging network in the U.S. in the country’s oil state: Texas. On Friday morning, NRG Energy officially started up the first charger in the network at a Walgreens.
Power company NRG Energy is bracing itself for the possible situation that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) could pull out of an investment in NRG’s planned expansion of its South Texas nuclear plant, in the wake of TEPCO’s nuclear disaster in Japan.
The future of the green technology industry rests on consumers, and a big part of that will be how consumers embrace electric vehicles, said David Crane, CEO of power company NRG Energy at the Jefferies Global Clean Technology Conference in New York City on Wednesday.