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NRG Energy Recognized for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management at the 2021 Climate Leadership Awards
NRG awarded for exemplary leadership in reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change in the company’s operations and strategies
“Congratulations to the 2021 Climate Leadership Award winner
The Climate Leadership Awards took place
“NRG’s progress and long track record of sustainability leadership are foundational to everything we do,” said
The company’s ambitious, industry-leading targets are validated as 1.5 degrees Celsius-aligned by the Science Based Targets initiative and NRG was the first power company in
- Setting a goal of reducing 50% of scope 1, 2, and 3 (business travel) emissions from 2014 to 2025 and reaching net zero by 2050;
- decarbonizing existing business lines, including through optimization of the existing generation fleet while working to develop and deploy more renewable and efficient energy technologies;
- divesting from and/or retiring assets involved in high greenhouse gas activities; and
- transitioning from a wholesale power generator to an integrated full-service energy retailer, which includes partnering with developers to bring new renewables to the grid through power purchase agreements.
“Being a climate leader and advocate for ambitious action means taking the steps today that set up opportunity for the future,” said
This year’s awardees—25 in total—represent a wide array of sectors, including technology, transportation, state and local government, financial services, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer goods. More information about the Climate Leadership Award winners is available at https://climateleadershipconference.org/2021-climate-leadership-award-winners/.
At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in