Climate Change

Electrification Alone Won’t Cut It for Decarbonization, Say Natural Gas Experts

Electrification Alone Won’t Cut It for Decarbonization, Say Natural Gas Experts

Electrification alone will be insufficient to decarbonize the energy sector, said speakers at the LDC Gas Forums Northeast event in late July. Enbridge Inc.’s Steve Elliott, director of business development, told the Boston conference that about 80% of the world’s energy is currently consumed as a molecule, with the remaining 20% consumed as an electron.…

July 30, 2021
Natural Gas Pipeliners Tout Hydrogen Production, Blending Plans

Natural Gas Pipeliners Tout Hydrogen Production, Blending Plans

North America’s largest natural gas transporters and distributors are advancing projects to produce clean hydrogen and blend it into their mix to help achieve decarbonization goals. Managers from industry heavyweights including Enbridge Inc. and Williams gave updates on their progress at the LDC Gas Forums Northeast event this month in Boston. Although hydrogen offers “great…

July 29, 2021
Quebec Quashes Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal on Environmental Grounds

Quebec Quashes Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal on Environmental Grounds

Quebec upheld its reputation as no-go territory for fossil fuel projects Wednesday by denying environmental approval for a US$10.6 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plan. GNL Quebec’s proposed Energie Saguenay terminal and Gazoduq pipeline failed to prove it would cut global greenhouse gas emissions, provincial Environment Minister Benoit Charette said in announcing the rejection.…

July 22, 2021
Ahead of Regulators, API Proposes Way for Oil and Gas Companies to Uniformly Report Emissions

Ahead of Regulators, API Proposes Way for Oil and Gas Companies to Uniformly Report Emissions

After backing an economy-wide price on carbon emissions, the American Petroleum Institute (API) on Thursday released a new template for oil and gas companies to standardize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting. API, the largest U.S. oil and gas trade association, is asking energy companies to track emissions and voluntarily disclose to the public details, including…

June 24, 2021
ConEd Looking to Power New York City’s Future with Natural Gas, Mix of Renewables

ConEd Looking to Power New York City’s Future with Natural Gas, Mix of Renewables

With New York City aiming by 2040 to achieve net-zero electricity emissions, along with using 100% renewables and a ban on fossil fuel use in all new buildings, the Big Apple’s largest utility, Consolidated Edison Inc. (ConEd), has begun to make big adjustments, CEO Timothy Cawley said Tuesday. Our Energy Policy, an energy issues nonprofit,…

June 17, 2021
Global Energy Investments Rebounding, but Shifting Away from Traditional Oil, Natural Gas

Global Energy Investments Rebounding, but Shifting Away from Traditional Oil, Natural Gas

Global energy investments are set to rebound by nearly 10% this year to $1.9 trillion, reversing the 2020 decline, but the energy transition is moving more funds toward electricity and renewables and away from fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Researchers said investments are returning to pre-crisis levels, with a shift continuing…

June 4, 2021
Midwest CO2 Pipeline to Capture, Sequester Emissions Draws Support, Says Navigator

Midwest CO2 Pipeline to Capture, Sequester Emissions Draws Support, Says Navigator

An open season to gauge support for a pipeline that would transport carbon emissions across five Midwest states for permanent sequestration has drawn enough support that the project could be a go, according to Navigator CO2 Ventures. Valero Energy Corp. and a unit of BlackRock Inc. in March teamed up with Navigator Energy Services to…

June 3, 2021
Williams Pairing With Microsoft to Advance Net-Zero Emissions Goals; Efforts to Include Renewable Natural Gas

Williams Pairing With Microsoft to Advance Net-Zero Emissions Goals; Efforts to Include Renewable Natural Gas

Williams, which owns one of the largest natural gas pipeline systems in the United States, said it joined forces with technology stalwart Microsoft Corp. to explore new ways to transform its energy infrastructure network as it pursues a net-zero emissions ambition. “Williams is committed to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals while meeting energy…

June 3, 2021
Hyliion Partners with Proppant Specialist Detmar Logistics to Electrify Fleet

Hyliion Partners with Proppant Specialist Detmar Logistics to Electrify Fleet

Commercial truck electrification specialist Hyliion Holding Corp. is partnering with proppant delivery specialist Detmar Logistics to electrify its fleet. Hyliion recently announced it would work closely with San Antonio-based Detmar over the next five years to convert 127 Volvo trucks and hauls with diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) hybrid solutions.  Detmar, which transports more…

May 27, 2021
Chevron Shareholders Rebuff Management, Call for Reducing Customer Emissions

Chevron Shareholders Rebuff Management, Call for Reducing Customer Emissions

Chevron Corp. suffered a backlash on Wednesday during the annual meeting as a shareholder proposal was overwhelmingly approved for the energy major to reduce the emissions of its customers, aka Scope 3. According to a preliminary tally of the vote, 61% were in favor of the nonbinding proposal to reduce Scope 3 emissions, which Chevron…

May 27, 2021
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