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Category: Oil & Gas


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Oil Owns Gas Stations. Who Will Own EV Charging Stations?

August 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Pull into a gas station and you know you’re dealing with a company in the oil sector. But if you fuel up your electric vehicle, the fragmented nature of charging infrastructure ownership means that any of a range of players […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

First Organic Waste to Renewable Natural Gas Plant for Toronto

August 3, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

The City of Toronto is to work with gas distribution firm, Enbridge, to develop the city’s first renewable natural gas facility, located at the Dufferin organic waste processing facility. According to Enbridge almost 50% of its household waste (by weight) […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Trump Administration’s “All-of-the-Above” Strategy Stresses Export Role for Natural Gas

June 28, 2018

Via: PowerMag

The Trump administration, which is considering subsidizing baseload coal and nuclear power for resiliency and “national security,” is pursuing an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that emphasizes natural gas exports, said Energy Secretary Rick Perry at the World Gas Conference this week […]


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Sacramento Utility Pushes All-Electric Homes: ‘California Is Wasting Money to Build Homes With Gas’

June 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

For homeowners in the greater Sacramento area, it just became easier to buy or convert to an all-electric home. Greentech Media reported earlier this month on local governments in California updating their building codes to encourage all-electric homes. Now, the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Florida regulators approve nearly 1.7 GW in new gas plants

May 10, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Despite its nickname, Florida is not a leader in solar energy. In 2016, the Sunshine State got about two-thirds of its electricity from gas-fired plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The industry has been working to address that […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Washington utilities need better carbon cost estimates in IRPs, regulator says

May 9, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The utilities that serve Washington State have been moving away from coal-fired power, but going forward the UTC wants the utilities to step up those efforts. And it wants them to improve consideration of carbon costs in their estimates of […]


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

2017 Was Weird For Solar. What’s Coming This Year and Beyond?

May 2, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry weathered a particularly strange 2017, but is poised for global growth. If the right factors come together, solar power could provide 15 percent of the global electricity mix by the 2030s, rather than the business-as-usual rate of […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Washington Governor Signs Bills to Promote Renewable Natural Gas

March 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington, has signed a bill to increase the use and development of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the State of Washington. RNG is produced from biogas, which is released during the decomposition of organic materials. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulators Freeze New Gas Plants, Demand More Clean Energy Planning From Utilities

March 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona’s energy future took an unexpected turn this week. At a hearing Tuesday for the routine assessment of major utilities’ long-term resource plans, regulators rebuked the proposals and instituted a nine-month moratorium on new gas plants larger than 150 megawatts. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

PG&E Must Solicit Energy Storage and DERs to Replace 3 Existing Gas Plants

January 15, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators rejected an effort to award lucrative “must-run” status to three Calpine gas plants, calling for new energy storage and clean resources instead. The California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday to authorize PG&E to procure energy storage or preferred […]