09 Nov '11, 2pm

A Power Company President Ties His Future to Green Energy

A Power Company President Ties His Future to Green Energy David Crane, the CEO of one of the nation’s largest electric companies, has become a leading proponent of renewable energy. In an interview with Yale Environment 360 , he explains how, in the face of government paralysis, the private sector can help lead the shift away from fossil fuels. David Crane, president and CEO of NRG Energy , is not your typical power company executive, as becomes clear when he calls climate change a “slow-moving catastrophe” and “the fundamental issue of our day.” As head of a Fortune 500 company that produces electricity for up to 20 million U.S. households, he is still neck-deep in hydrocarbons, with more than 90 percent of NRG’s electricity production coming from natural gas, coal, and oil. But the future, vows Crane, will look radically different. NRG Energy David Crane In an interview ...

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