Black Hills Energy is pursuing a voluntary renewable natural gas (RNG) and carbon offset pilot program for its residential and business customers, said parent company Black Hills Corp. 

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The Rapid City, SD-based utility filed a proposal with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a program that would offer customers the opportunity to offset 100% of emissions associated with their own natural gas usage through carbon offset credits and RNG attributes. 

While Black Hills continues to view natural gas as playing a “critical role in a clean energy future,” said CEO Linn Evans, Colorado natural gas customers have told the utility they are “increasingly looking to us for sustainable and cost-effective options to help reduce the carbon footprint.” 

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