NRG aims to be 'one-stop shop' for home solar with latest deal
NRG Energy Inc., the independent power producer with an expanding renewable reach, today announced the acquisition of Pure Energies Group Inc. to help make online connections with potential home solar users.
How could Boston be redesigned to cope with storm surges?
Paddling through Boston's Back Bay neighborhood like a gondolier through Venice may be one solution for the city's coming encounter with rising sea levels.
Half of Japan's electric utilities move to restrict additional solar power
Japan's electric utilities are putting the brakes on the country's fast-growing renewable energy sector as concerns mount that the addition of large amounts of solar power is creating oversupply problems for some regions while stressing the country's decentralized power grid.
Energy trade group, green bosses rake in green
It pays to be a top dog in the energy and environment business -- even in the nonprofit arena. Big bosses at some of the most influential environmental nonprofits and energy trade associations are making comfortable salaries -- from hundreds of thousands of dollars to several million per year -- and many have racked up sizable raises recently. The steady cash flow for the groups' bigwigs comes even as they've failed to prod a reluctant Congress to pass big environmental or energy bills that many have been advocating for years and as the U.S. economy struggles to recover. But it's all business as usual in the influence industry, where bosses' connections, resumes and ability to advance their causes can bring hefty paychecks and generous benefits.
Warring camps seem to agree: It's the economy, stupid
The fight over global warming in Washington, D.C., has shifted from climate science to the dismal science. It's all economy, all the time.
Baker Hughes starts 'no secrets' fracking disclosure today
Starting today, Baker Hughes Inc., a major provider of hydraulic fracturing services, says it will disclose all the chemicals it uses in fracking fluid and will no longer withhold ingredients as trade secrets.