Renewable

Texas Freeze Demonstrates Need for Further Mexico-U.S. Energy Integration, Expert Says

Texas Freeze Demonstrates Need for Further Mexico-U.S. Energy Integration, Expert Says

Freezing weather in Texas in February and the subsequent energy supply problems on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border underline a need for greater energy integration between the two countries, Lorena Patterson, senior energy specialist and strategist, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.   “I would advocate for greater integration between the markets, and more diversification…

April 16, 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
New York City to Ban New Gas Hookups by 2030 as de Blasio Calls to ‘Renounce Fossil Fuels Fully’

New York City to Ban New Gas Hookups by 2030 as de Blasio Calls to ‘Renounce Fossil Fuels Fully’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city must “renounce fossil fuels fully,” including banning fossil fuel connections in new construction by 2030 at the latest, decarbonizing the city’s pension fund investments, and transitioning away from cars. By banning fossil fuel hookups, New York will be “literally ensuring that our only choice…

January 31, 2021
NW Natural Taking Partners for More U.S. RNG Production

NW Natural Taking Partners for More U.S. RNG Production

Portland-based NW Natural is partnering with Idaho-based BioCarbN to invest up to $38 million in four U.S. renewable natural gas (RNG) production projects.  The joint projects involve ones with a Tyson Foods Inc. facility in Nebraska to produce biomethane from its wastewater treatment unit, according NW Natural’s Scott Johnson, interim director of Renewable Resources.  “These…

January 19, 2021
Natural Gas Utilities to Play Key Role in Decarbonization, Says Sempra Chief

Natural Gas Utilities to Play Key Role in Decarbonization, Says Sempra Chief

Natural gas utilities can help lead the transition to a carbonless energy future in the United States, Sempra Energy CEO Jeffrey Martin said last week.  California, where two of Sempra’s three major U.S. utilities operate, has a regulatory proceeding to develop a strategy for a phased approach to developing a multi-decade strategy for gas. Martin…

November 9, 2020
Mexico Competition Watchdog Seeks Supreme Court Intervention Against New Power Sector Rules

Mexico Competition Watchdog Seeks Supreme Court Intervention Against New Power Sector Rules

 Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE), the federal economic competition commission, has asked the country’s Supreme Court to intervene on constitutional grounds against new power sector rules imposed by energy ministry Sener. The rules, published through an order in the official gazette on May 15, seek to limit the entry of renewable energy projects…

June 22, 2020
Bioenergy, Chesapeake Utilities Readying RNG for Delaware Customers

Bioenergy, Chesapeake Utilities Readying RNG for Delaware Customers

Developer of facilities that create renewable energy and soil products, Bioenergy Devco (BDC) said Thursday it has an agreement with Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK) to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) for its customers on Delaware’s Delmarva Peninsula.

June 4, 2020
Electric-NGV Hybrid Trucks Entering Marketplace

Electric-NGV Hybrid Trucks Entering Marketplace

Hybrid technology and emissions reduction credits are improving the competitive economics of heavy duty natural gas-powered trucks, according to market experts.

June 1, 2020
Equinor Dominates in Renewable Investments While Other Oil Majors Face Capex Cuts

Equinor Dominates in Renewable Investments While Other Oil Majors Face Capex Cuts

Over the next five years, the world’s oil majors are expected to invest up to $17.5 billion into solar and wind energy projects, a Rystad Energy analysis projected.

June 1, 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
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