by Julian Spector
October 27, 2017

Things were looking dim for the embattled Puente Power Plant, and now NRG is pulling the plug...sort of.

The company last week asked the California Energy Commission to suspend hearings on the application until it decides whether or not it wants to proceed, given the opposition of the two regulators assigned to craft a preliminary decision.

That seems like an implicit admission of defeat, in the way that a decision to "take a break" from a rocky relationship rarely leads to a happy reunion. As it turns out, opponents of the gas plant,...