17 Jul '17, 10am

#GrnBz via @GreenBiz

Last week, for a variety of reasons, I was trying to stay offline when suddenly my phone lit up with too many messages to ignore. Journalists, environmentalists, former colleagues, all contacting me on the same topic: my former company, NRG Energy, had announced plans to divest its renewables business. Most of the conversations went like this: Questioner: "What do you think about it?" My answer: "I'm very happy; ecstatic even." Now-incredulous questioner: "Come on, you must be upset. Doesn't this decision represent the final unwinding of your clean energy strategy?" Me: "No, I am not upset. I am a major shareholder. I am totally supportive." Still-unconvinced questioner: "Even though it means they have no way of meeting the 90 percent carbon reduction goal that you had committed the company to achieve by 2050"? Me: "Well, since I considered NRG's 'commitment' to that carbo...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/inside-rise-and-fall-nrg...

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