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Power Sector Emissions Continue to Drop

The largest electric utilities in the US — including Entergy, Hoosier Energy and Xcel — have seen significant reductions in global warming pollution in recent years, according to an analysis of power plant air pollution emissions. The report — a collaborative effort between Ceres, Bank of America, four power producers … Read more »

NRG Cuts Water Use at Power Plants

NRG Cuts Water Use at Power Plants

NRG implemented projects in 2014 that increased water reused or recycled by 21 million gallons, according to the energy company’s 2014 sustainability report. NRG has also reduced its water usage by 133 million gallons over the past three years through water-savings programs at each facility including: Use of non-potable water … Read more »

San Francisco City Hall

Despite Drought San Francisco Uses Drinking Water to Heat Hundreds of Buildings

As California enters its fourth year of a historic drought, the city of San Francisco is using drinking water to heat city hall and 170 other nearby buildings, CBS reports. The 80-year-old system heats water to make steam, which then provides heat to city hall and the other buildings. City … Read more »

NRG headquarters

NRG to Slash CO2 Emissions 90% by 2050

NRG Energy has set a goal to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050 below a 2014 baseline. The energy company announced the new goals yesterday, in conjunction with a groundbreaking ceremony of its new “ultra-green” corporate headquarters (pictured) in Princeton, New Jersey, … Read more »

AEP, Duke Top Power Plant Carbon Pollution List

AEP, Duke Top Power Plant Carbon Pollution List

American Electric Power emitted the most carbon from power plants in 2012 — some 141,226,882 tons of CO2 — followed by Duke Energy at 134,277,330 tons, according to a report on US power plant carbon pollution. Benchmarking Air Emissions says the top five — AEP, Duke, Southern Company, NRG and … Read more »

Google Tests Biofuel Car

Google has been using Cool Planet Energy Systems’ biofuel blend to run a fleet vehicle at the search giant’s Mountain View, Calif. campus, according to the energy-tech startup. Google Ventures — along with General Electric, BP, ConocoPhillips, NRG and the Constellation Energy division of Exelon — is also an investor in the … Read more »