A new report from BSR's Future of Fuels incorporates hundreds of comments and discussions from several forums to present a roadmap on how to transition to low-carbon, sustainable fuels—of crucial importance to addressing the urgent challenge of a changing climate.
PaloAltoGreen Gas is the First Green‐e Climate Certified Natural Gas Offset Program Offered by a Municipal Utility
Berkley, CA, January 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - TerraPass, a leading supplier of carbon offsets and emission reduction solutions, is pleased to announce its three-year partnership with the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) to launch and maintain its new Palo Alto Green Gas program. It is the first-ever Green-e Climate certified gas offset program offered by a municipal-level utility, and one that is designed to allow its customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their natural gas energy consumption.
Natural gas has a plethora of benefits, but at what cost?
by: Mike Whitlatch, VP of Global Energy and Procurement at UPS
After spending the first 80 years of our company’s history growing our dependence on petroleum, UPS has spent the last 30 years searching for something better. As part of what we refer to as our “rolling laboratory,” we have tested electric vehicles, hybrids (both electric and hydraulic) and vehicles powered by propane and natural gas.
"Repowering" projects in New York and elsewhere are provoking battles.
Old U.S. coal-fired power plants, the target of new anti-pollution rules, aren't necessarily shutting down. Many are getting a second life as they're "repowered" with natural gas.
Decisions to keep running these plants—which are often more than 40 years old—have sparked court battles in New York and are raising questions about how much should be done to retain legacy fossil-fuel facilities.
Somerset Mill in Skowhegan Will Save More Than 30 Percent on Annual Energy Costs
SKOWHEGAN, ME, November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan is now running on natural gas and the paper mill is already seeing economic and environmental benefits. Recently, Summit Natural Gas of Maine completed the final installation of equipment to allow the Somerset Mill to run using natural gas at full capacity.
The Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) just released an analysis of the “Financial Impact of the Coming Low-Carbon Transition,” which computed the potential value lost to stranded assets, or what fossil fuel companies will have to leave in the ground in oil, gas and coal.
High efficiency, low emissions natural gas-powered generator sets provide power in the Sunflower State
Wind has long been a feature of the Kansas prairie. In fact, the state has the second-highest wind potential in the U.S., second only to Texas. Harnessing that renewable energy resource presents a big opportunity for sustainable growth in the state. Wind energy, however, has one significant limitation — it is not available at the same level at all times. For that reason, utility providers must complement their wind resources with other generation sources that offer flexibility and control to effectively manage sudden changes in supply and demand of power.
Jim Umpleby, Caterpillar group president over Energy & Transportation discusses conservation and other benefits of natural gas
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Economic growth in the developing world is creating a significant increase in the demand for energy. One of the things that has changed dramatically of the last decade or so is the increased use of natural gas.