Renewable

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

RNG Fans Cheer EPA for 2020 Renewable Fuel Allocation

Proponents of natural gas vehicles (NGV) on Thursday cheered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its increased allocation of volumes of cellulosic biofuel for next year as a boost to the steadily increasing use of renewable natural gas (RNG) in NGVs.

December 24, 2019
Renewable Hydrogen Said ‘Compatible Complement’ to RNG

Renewable Hydrogen Said ‘Compatible Complement’ to RNG

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) efforts to convert renewable energy into pipeline quality natural gas are finding support among some stakeholders who view the research as an important part of building an alternative energy economy.

September 6, 2019

California Energy Utility Rates, Renewable Capacity Rising

Energy utility rates in California are increasing faster than inflation as the use of renewable sources for power continues to grow, according to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

May 17, 2019
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