California Boosts RNG, Improves Wildfire Protection

California Gov. Gavin Newsom last month signed legislation to turn the biomass from forest waste and dead trees into renewable natural gas (RNG). According to the California Forestry and Fire Protection Department, aka CalFIRE, the state has nearly 150 million dead trees. Studies have pinpointed sources throughout the nation for producing RNG, including woody forest…

October 6, 2020

DTE Unit Expands Texas-Based Renewable NatGas Production

In the increasingly competitive market for renewable natural gas (RNG), a unit of Michigan-based DTE Energy on Thursday acquired two landfill gas-to-energy projects in the Houston area.

May 26, 2017
Biomass, Not Coal, Part of Oregon’s Energy Future

Biomass, Not Coal, Part of Oregon’s Energy Future

Along with several new natural gas-fired power plants, biomass is being explored as an alternative to coal in Oregon, where utilities and state officials have agreed to phase out coal use.

January 3, 2017

Oregon Exploring Biomass Conversion of Coal-Fired Generation Plant

With a statewide utility-environmental agreement and new state legislation to phase out coal in play, Portland General Electric (PGE) engineers are exploring the possibility of converting the state’s lone remaining coal-fired electric generation plant to burn wood waste biomass.

October 25, 2016

Colder Temps, Lower Prices Boost Gas Demand for Power 41%

Natural gas snared a larger share of power generation in January due to lower prices and colder weather, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Tuesday. Net generation attributable to gas was up by 40.7% from January 2006.

April 19, 2007