With 1.8 million natural gas customers across Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri, Spire Inc. announced that it is committing to reduce methane emissions by 53% by 2025 and become carbon neutral by 2050. The St. Louis-based company said it is one of the first natural gas companies in the country to take the carbon neutral pledge.…
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Trump Administration’s NEPA Update to Limit Federal Infrastructure Review for Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines and More
The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Wednesday announced a final rule updating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, a controversial move designed to limit reviews of proposed infrastructure projects, including natural gas and oil pipelines. The final rule would modernize environmental reviews, streamline infrastructure approvals and “reverse years of burdensome overregulation…
Coronavirus Philanthropy by Natural Gas, Oil Companies Ongoing Despite Moratoriums, Lockdown Orders Lifting
Though months have passed since the coronavirus pandemic first began to impact individuals and communities across the United States, many organizations have proven their determination by continuing to assist however they can. While many countries are emerging from lockdowns and showing signs of recovery, Royal Dutch Shell plc continues to assist in the global fight…
As areas of the United States begin transitioning to another new normal by slowly reopening to recover from Covid-19, some natural gas utilities are also shifting their pandemic policies and attempting to help their customers along the way. National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) President Brandon Presley has established a task force to focus…
California regulators last Thursday approved a multi-billion-dollar microgrid program accelerating short-term actions to lessen the impact of planned wildfire preventive grid shutdowns by the state’s major investor-owned utilities (IOUs).
While still relatively new to the energy sector’s toolbox, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), aka drones, are playing an increasingly important role in inspections for Minnesota-based Xcel Energy’s Colorado operations.
Natural gas distribution companies and electric utilities ramped up their preparedness efforts as the path of Hurricane Florence, a Category 3 storm as of 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, took a notable shift and was set to approach the coast of North Carolina or the northern coast of South Carolina beginning Thursday.
Florida’s electric utilities are better prepared for the tropical storms and hurricanes that bear down on the state than they ever have been, according to an assessment by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC).
A California legislative committee has started examining the impact of last year’s devastating wildfires on the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOU) and the potential financial consequences.
California’s major energy utilities have shifted their emphasis to renewable natural gas (RNG) and electrification in the transportation sector.