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Monday 12/17/2012 09:59:00 AM One of the world’s biggest challenges is bringing reliable, sustainable and affordable energy to everyone. We need a new energy blueprint for the future—the latest advances in technology have the potential to bring us closer to that goal than ever before. That’s why I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Arun Majumdar to […]

The JOBS Act: Could It Create a Two-Tiered System?

By Yahoo! Finance | The Exchange – Thu, Nov 15, 2012 8:21 PM EST By Daniel Gorfine and Ben Miller The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, passed into law in April of this year, has the potential to help startups and small businesses raise capital through numerous, small investments from “the crowd.” This widely discussed crowdfunding exemption is found […]

First Solar Reaches Record Low as Analyst Questions Model

By Justin Doom – Apr 23, 2012 8:18 AM MT First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the world’s largest maker of thin-film solar panels, fell to an all-time low after a Maxim Group LLC analyst said its business model is unsustainable. First Solar dropped 5.2 percent to $19.57 at 11:15 a.m. in New York. Earlier it fell to $18.97, […]

SolarCity Gets Loan for $1 Billion Project Without Guarantee

By Christopher Martin – Nov 30, 2011 10:47 AM MT Lead installers for SolarCity Matt Para and Charles Groves install solar electrical panels on the roof of a home in Palo Alto, Calif. Photographer: Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor SolarCity Corp., which lost a U.S. loan guarantee in the wake of Solyndra LLC’s bankruptcy, will move […]

Google Pulls the Plug on Its RE<C Green Energy Program

Google has decided to power down its 4-year-old RE<C  program, the company’s ambitious initiative to make renewable energy cheaper than coal. The tech giant included the news about its decision at the very foot of a blog on Tuesday — archly titled “More spring cleaning out of season” — that listed shutdowns of “a number […]

Solyndra probe to hear from Energy’s Chu on November 17

  By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON | Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:01pm EDT (Reuters) – Energy Secretary Steven Chu will testify on November 17 to a group of lawmakers investigating his department’s $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra, a solar panel company that has since filed for bankruptcy and was raided by the FBI. Chu has been a passionate […]

First Solar ousts CEO, shares at 4-1/2-year low

By Nichola Groom Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:32pm EDT (Reuters) – First Solar Inc’s board ousted CEO Rob Gillette, replacing him on an interim basis with Chairman Mike Ahearn while the solar panel maker searches for a new leader to steer it through a treacherous time in the industry. First Solar gave no reason for Gillette’s […]

Court refuses to replace Solyndra management

Court refuses to replace Solyndra management By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Delaware | Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:33pm EDT (Reuters) – A judge declined to appoint a trustee to replace Solyndra’s management who were accused of not answering questions about the bankruptcy of the government-backed solar panel maker. “It’s clear this case does not rise to the level […]


NRG Energy is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company that owns and operates one of the country’s largest and most diverse power generation portfolios. Our power plants provide more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity and include nuclear, wind, solar, natural gas and coal. In addition to our generation assets, we own and operate […]

State of Green Business Report 2011

Download the Report Published February 02, 2011 Email | Print Tags: State of Green Business, State of Green Business 2011 Website: The fourth annual edition of our State of Green Business report continues our efforts to measure the environmental impacts of the emerging green economy. We document how well — or poorly — companies are improving their environmental performance despite […]

Clorox Becomes Latest Firm to Adopt Integrated Sustainability Reporting

By Tilde Herrera For a nearly 100-year-old company, Clorox is showing itself to be quick to adapt to trends in sustainability. For its second sustainability report, published today, Clorox has become one of a small number of global firms to integrate CSR reporting with financial reporting. The shift to integrated reporting — which companies including Southwest Airlines, Philips, […]

How Sustainability Leaders Can Get a Grip on Their Utility Data

By Paul Baier Published September 20, 2011 Email | Print | Multiple Page View Tags: Buildings, Carbon Resources, More… As sustainability leaders continually step up their game when it comes to tracking, managing and reducing energy use, they almost always hit a significant roadblock: Actually getting their energy use data from utilities. Energy use data (kWh for electricity, therms of natural gas, etc.) rarely […]