Renewables

Construction Work in Oil, Natural Gas Surpass Renewable Jobs, Says Building Trades Union

Construction Work in Oil, Natural Gas Surpass Renewable Jobs, Says Building Trades Union

Construction workers in the energy sector view oil and natural gas jobs as more plentiful and longer lasting, as well as providing better pay, health and pension benefits, than similar jobs in the renewables segment, according to two surveys commissioned by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU). Through the surveys, one quantitative and one qualitative,…

July 17, 2020
Oil, Gas Companies Quickly Expanding Renewables to Operations, Says IHS Markit

Oil, Gas Companies Quickly Expanding Renewables to Operations, Says IHS Markit

As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions associated with operations, oil and gas operations are in the early stages of being fueled by renewable energy, according to global critical information provider IHS Markit.  Analysis by IHS Markit shows that while renewable energy is playing a minor role in oil and gas operations, it has…

July 13, 2020
Northeast Natural Gas Infrastructure Woes Continue As Dominion Scuttles ACP, Sells Transmission, Storage Assets for $9.7B

Northeast Natural Gas Infrastructure Woes Continue As Dominion Scuttles ACP, Sells Transmission, Storage Assets for $9.7B

Dominion Energy closed out the holiday weekend with two bombshell announcements, disclosing Sunday that it is selling its natural gas transmission and storage assets to an affiliate of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in a transaction valued at $9.7 billion. It also has decided, along with joint-venture partner Duke Energy, to cancel the 600-mile, 1.5…

July 6, 2020
Amazon Launching $2B Climate Investment Fund, Expects to Reach 100% Renewable Goal Five Years Early

Amazon Launching $2B Climate Investment Fund, Expects to Reach 100% Renewable Goal Five Years Early

Amazon.com, Inc. said Tuesday it expects to reach its previously announced goal of running on 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of schedule. It also is launching a $2 billion fund to invest in products, services and technologies that decarbonize the economy. The e-commerce and technology giant had previously committed to reach 80%…

June 23, 2020
Fossil Fuel Demand Said Possibly Peaking as Energy Transition Escalates, Boosted by Covid-19

Fossil Fuel Demand Said Possibly Peaking as Energy Transition Escalates, Boosted by Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic may spur longer lasting changes that have accelerated the energy transition from fossil fuels, with investments in renewables now growing at a fast clip, according to analysts.

June 18, 2020

SoCalGas Testing Technology to Convert Renewable Power into Natural Gas

Southern California Gas Co. has partnered with a German company to research the commercial viability of technology capable of converting renewable electricity into pipeline quality natural gas.

August 14, 2019

Songs Closure May Take $3B, 50 Years

California energy officials last week continued to wrestle with where to find more natural gas, renewables and purchased power sources for electric generation as they dealt with closing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (Songs). Southern California Edison Co.’s (SCE) decision to shutter the 2,200 MW facility could cost $3 billion cost for up to 50 years (see NGI, June 10).

June 17, 2013

Western States Study Gas-Power Grid Coordination

With the advent of more renewables and more retirement of coal-fired power plants, an almost three-decade-old coalition of energy regulators and planners from throughout the western states has authorized a study of the level of coordination among the natural gas and electrical systems in the region.

April 22, 2013

Policy Analyst Assails Higher Oil, Gas Severance Taxes in Ohio

A policy analyst for a conservative think tank in Ohio blasted Gov. John Kasich’s plans to levy new severance taxes for natural gas, accused the Obama administration of waging a “war on coal” that hurts the state and urged legislators to repeal renewable energy requirements.

October 4, 2012
Obama Pushes Forward With ‘All of the Above’ Energy Plan

Obama Pushes Forward With ‘All of the Above’ Energy Plan

While President Obama pledged to support domestic oil and natural gas development, he said he “will not let oil companies write this country’s energy plan.”

September 10, 2012
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