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Duke Energy Plans Net-Zero Methane Emissions, Faster Coal Retirements

Duke Energy Plans Net-Zero Methane Emissions, Faster Coal Retirements

Gas and electric utility Duke Energy plans to significantly reduce its carbon footprint through accelerating coal plant retirements, achieving net zero methane emissions in its natural gas business by 2030, among other proposed measures. Management at Charlotte, North Carolina-Duke announced the goals Friday during what they called its inaugural environmental, social and governance investor day.…

October 12, 2020
Displacing Coal in Asia Seen as Key to LNG Growth in Era of Environmental Urgency

Displacing Coal in Asia Seen as Key to LNG Growth in Era of Environmental Urgency

If growth projections are expected to be realized for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the coming decades, more must be done to ensure its role in displacing coal and aiding the energy transition, according to some experts.  The Asian market is seen as a key to LNG’s future growth and a global goal of reducing…

September 11, 2020
Alliant Energy Accelerating Net-Zero CO2 Goals by 10 Years

Alliant Energy Accelerating Net-Zero CO2 Goals by 10 Years

Alliant Energy Corp. is working to eliminate all coal use by 2040, 10 years sooner than previously planned, and by 2050 is aspiring to be net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electricity it generates, according to their 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR). The Madison, WI-based utility, which serves around 420,000 natural gas customers across…

July 28, 2020
Wyoming, Montana Push for U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Coal Export Dispute

Wyoming, Montana Push for U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Coal Export Dispute

Wyoming and Montana on Tuesday filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging as unconstitutional the state of Washington’s rejection of an export terminal to process the states’ coal supplies for export to Asian markets. The two states in January asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Washington’s denial of a water permit for…

June 24, 2020
Indiana Corn Milling Facility Switching to Natural Gas from Coal

Indiana Corn Milling Facility Switching to Natural Gas from Coal

UK-based Tate & Lyle PLC said a $75 million investment into a natural gas-fired combined heat and power system is planned for its Lafayette, IN, corn wet milling facility.

June 10, 2020
U.S. Renewables Consumption Outpaced Coal in 2019, Thanks in Part to Natural Gas

U.S. Renewables Consumption Outpaced Coal in 2019, Thanks in Part to Natural Gas

The United States’ use of coal continued to decline in 2019, while renewable energy and natural gas consumption remained strong, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

May 29, 2020
U.S. Coal-Fired Power at Lowest Levels in 42 Years as Natural Gas Reaches New Records

U.S. Coal-Fired Power at Lowest Levels in 42 Years as Natural Gas Reaches New Records

The U.S. coal-fired generating fleet saw its output levels decline to nearly 966,000 GWh in 2019, the lowest level since 1976, marking the largest percentage decrease in history, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday.

May 11, 2020

Decarbonization, Bio Solutions Hold Keys to Future LNG Growth, Says Shell Exec

Natural gas has a mammoth opportunity to act as a bridge fuel and beyond over the next 20 years, but industry has to solve the carbon issue, a top Royal Dutch Shell plc executive said last week.

February 24, 2020

4Q2019 Earnings: Southern Company’s Future Riding on Natural Gas, Nukes and Renewables, CEO Says

Atlanta-based Southern Co. sees natural gas providing a U.S. energy bridge stretching beyond 2050, combined with a growing portfolio of both nuclear and renewable resources.

February 21, 2020
Wyoming Governor to Fight for Protecting Natural Gas, Oil and Coal Development

Wyoming Governor to Fight for Protecting Natural Gas, Oil and Coal Development

Recognizing carbon sequestration needs to be part of the mix, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Monday pledged to continue advocating for the natural gas, oil and coal industries while pushing back against anti-fossil fuel advocates he called “myopic.”

February 11, 2020
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