Decarbonization

Mexico Seeking to Join Latin American Peers in Hydrogen Push

Mexico Seeking to Join Latin American Peers in Hydrogen Push

As numerous Latin American nations announce hydrogen projects with an eye toward the global market, Mexico is looking to join the party. “At a federal level, nothing is really happening,” Mexico energy expert Gonzalo Monroy told NGI’s Mexico GPI, “but there are initiatives at the local level.” One of those initiatives was the formal launch…

April 8, 2021
Mixed Reaction from Natural Gas, Oil Industry as $2T Biden Infrastructure Plan Targets Decarbonization, Taxes

Mixed Reaction from Natural Gas, Oil Industry as $2T Biden Infrastructure Plan Targets Decarbonization, Taxes

President Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan has generated mixed reactions from the fossil energy industry, as Biden is asking Congress to raise corporate taxes in order to accelerate the clean energy transition. The jobs and infrastructure package underscores the “whole-of-government” approach Biden is taking toward climate and energy policy, a shift from previous administrations.…

April 5, 2021
Natural Gas, Technology and Efficiencies Taking Prominent Role as Latin American NOCs Transition

Natural Gas, Technology and Efficiencies Taking Prominent Role as Latin American NOCs Transition

Talk of the energy transition dominated this week’s CERAWeek by IHS Markit, with Latin America’s national oil companies (NOC), which have long served as key sources of revenue for their governments, part of the discussion. The consensus is oil and gas will remain relevant for decades as energy use intensifies across rapidly developing economies. However,…

March 4, 2021
NW Natural Looking to Decarbonize Natural Gas, Pushing for National Effort

NW Natural Looking to Decarbonize Natural Gas, Pushing for National Effort

NW Natural CEO David Anderson used a quarterly earnings conference call on Friday to discuss the importance of the natural gas industry’s move to decarbonize as a way to mitigate climate change. The Portland, OR-based operator plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 in keeping with state mandates, said Anderson, who chairs the American Gas…

March 4, 2021
Eni Strikes Agreement with China to Cooperate on Energy Transition

Eni Strikes Agreement with China to Cooperate on Energy Transition

Italian supermajor Eni SpA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China to better cooperate on energy issues as both the company and country are targeting ambitious decarbonization goals in the coming decades. Eni, which has been working in China since the 1980s, said it signed the MOU with China’s International Cooperation Center of…

January 5, 2021
California Eyes 2021 for Advancing Electrification; Changes in Gas Use

California Eyes 2021 for Advancing Electrification; Changes in Gas Use

The new year is shaping up as the time California may show its cards to unleash the most aggressive climate change-driven energy agenda in the nation, which includes gas, but “natural gas” specifically is not included in the long-term plans. The California Energy Commission (CEC) is sharing responsibility on several decarbonization and electrification initiatives with…

January 4, 2021
Black Hills Utilities Seeing Decarbonization Pressure in Some Service Areas

Black Hills Utilities Seeing Decarbonization Pressure in Some Service Areas

While acknowledging uncertainty for the rest of the year, Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. executives reported lighter impacts from Covid-19 in the eight-state utility service territories. The corporate-wide $2.7 billion, five-year capital expenditure program is moving along, and growth in customers and gross margins for the natural gas and electric utilities have continued in…

August 10, 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
California Regulators Questioned About Electrification’s Impact

California Regulators Questioned About Electrification’s Impact

Three California lawmakers have asked the chief regulator to consider alternatives to electrification that could be more affordable for average and low-income consumers as part of the state’s attempt to decarbonize. Assembly members Jim Cooper, Patrick O’Donnell and Blanca Rubio, who represent working-class areas of Sacramento and Los Angeles counties, told President Marybel Batjer of…

July 28, 2020
Tucson Electric Moves to Decarbonize, but Keeps Gas-Fired Power

Tucson Electric Moves to Decarbonize, but Keeps Gas-Fired Power

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) last week unveiled a 2020 integrated resource plan (IRP) that would phase out coal-fired generation and emphasize renewables and efficiency, and while retaining its natural gas-fired power plants. The plan would retire the remaining units at TEP’s coal-fired Springerville Generating Station and add 1,400 MW of energy storage over the next…

June 30, 2020
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