Renewable

Exelon Pouring $300M into Nuclear Upgrades as Illinois Targets 100% Clean Energy by 2050

Exelon Pouring $300M into Nuclear Upgrades as Illinois Targets 100% Clean Energy by 2050

Exelon Generation plans to invest more than $300 million in capital projects to upgrade its nuclear power plants in Illinois as a result of sweeping clean energy legislation passed last month. Gov. J.B. Pritzker in mid-September signed Senate Bill (SB) 2408 to put Illinois on a path toward 100% renewable energy by 2050. The bill…

October 12, 2021
Shell, GM Working to Reduce Texas EV Charging Costs, Expand Renewable Options

Shell, GM Working to Reduce Texas EV Charging Costs, Expand Renewable Options

Royal Dutch Shell plc and General Motors (GM) are collaborating to expand green energy options in Texas and beyond. Shell’s MP2 Energy LLC unit is partnering with the auto giant on “comprehensive energy solutions programs” that could include fixed-rate home energy plans using 100% renewable energy resources. The program, already for some GM customers in…

June 28, 2021
PBF Looking to Convert Louisiana Hydrocracker to Produce Renewable Diesel

PBF Looking to Convert Louisiana Hydrocracker to Produce Renewable Diesel

PBF Energy Inc. may convert an idled hydrocracker unit at its Chalmette refinery near New Orleans into a renewable diesel production complex, which could expand the job force and other opportunities. The refining giant said it may invest $550 million to retrofit one hydrocracker unit that has been out of operation since 2010. Also being…

June 25, 2021
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
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