News Summary: Fraction of car chargers deliveredNovember 21, 2013 @ 11:53 am
(AP) - DEAD BATTERY: NRG Energy Inc. is required by an unusual legal settlement to build a network of electric car chargers throughout California, but has delivered just 10 percent _ or 110 stations_ of what it promised in the first year.
THE FINE PRINT: State officials promoted the deal as a way to resolve a legal claim California filed on behalf of electricity customers amid the state's power crisis. NRG co-owned power plants sold the state electricity at inflated prices; the company inherited the entire liability when it took full ownership of the plants.
WHO'S TO BLAME: NRG blames a series of unanticipated problems, including a reluctance among owners of malls, offices and apartment buildings to provide space for the chargers _ even when the company subsidizes their cost.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Beast is Back
Marshawn Lynch strolled into the VMAC Thursday afternoon, ending a seven-day holdout
The Blues are back, and we've got some great places to catch their show
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.