| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair.
But outages aren't a problem anymore.
Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Burger King Worldwide Inc., one of the country’s largest hamburger chains, said its net income tanked 83% in its third quarter, the first time the brand has reported earnings since returning to public trading.
The fast food company was one of...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Connecticut officials are closing a two-year investigation into Energy Plus Holdings LLC, one of the state's electricity suppliers, in exchange for a $4.5 million payment to increase state enforcement of the rules governing competitive power markets.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:05 AM
When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NRG Energy Inc. said Friday that it notified the region's grid operator of plans to retire all coal-fired generation units at two of its Maryland power plants, facilities that are the subject of a water-pollution suit by state regulators.
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant.
Long before the sun rises, computers aim five square miles of mirrors to reflect the first rays of dawn onto one of three 40-story towers rising above the desert floor....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:37 PM
A federal bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved the sale of all assets and operating companies of Edison Mission Energy -- parent of Illinois coal plant owner Midwest Generation -- to New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. for $2.6 billion.
The deal --...
| Feb 5, 2012
Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket.
Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
| Jun 30, 2009
The extreme heat we've been having could show up soon as an extreme energy bill, but for some customers it might not be as bad as you think. If you're a Reliant Energy monthly flex plan customer who paid $500 last July, you can expect to pay about a...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Nov. 28: World Series Club of Hartford. Red Sox radio announcer Joe Castiglione and former Red Sox manager Joe Morgan will be the guest speakers at the World Series Club of Hartford dinner on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 83 South Road in...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 4:03 PM
The Houston Zoo took it's the first step towards utilizing the power of the sun to energize its transportation needs. On May 28, a team of 6 volunteer solar experts from NRG Energy and Reliant Energy joined the Houston Zoo staff to convert the first...