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NRG's Green Visionary Departure Leaves Clean-Energy Questions

  • David Crane says investors didn't buy into transformation
  • Power producer's green initiatives set it apart from peers
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The future of NRG Energy Inc. following the departure of Chief Executive Officer David Crane could be decidedly less green.

Since he was fired last month, two executives hand-picked by the former CEO to manage NRG’s clean-energy business have left. The power producer is pursuing the sale announced last fall of a majority stake in a money-losing home solar business that put a drag on the stock and a nail in Crane’s coffin.