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    Gas News - August 13


    There are 13 news articles for this date.

    Utility Business / General


    Too much of a good thing for Texas? Uncle Sam’s pumping up wind, solar and batteries
    Texas may be a fossil-fuel capital, but wind and solar power have been dominating the growth in electricity generation, and storage batteries are coming on fast. The momentum for a greener Texas is about to gain even more traction, thanks
    Mitchell Schnurman, The Dallas Morning News
     
    San Diego wants to eliminate most natural gas use by 2035. Is it doable?
    San Diego's City Council recently voted to adopt an overhauled climate action plan with the stated goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. The ambitious undertaking comes with a dramatic shift in policy: A ban on natural
    Jennifer Van Grove, The San Diego Union-Tribune
     
    Will $369 Billion in New Climate Spending Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter?
    Aug. 11—While Senate Democrats named it the "Inflation Reduction Act," most of the approximately $500 billion in new spending would go to green energy and climate initiatives. And while the bill's $80 billion for 87,000 new IRS agents has gotten
    Chris Woodward, InsideSources.com, Washington, D.C.
     
     
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    Generation


    PG&E settles with confidential payout to family in 2015 natural gas explosion lawsuit
    Aug. 12—In a surprise development connected to an ongoing civil lawsuit against PG&E and two locally owned companies, the giant utility said Thursday it has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in the case involving a fatal natural gas explosion south
    Steven Mayer, The Bakersfield Californian
     
    Minnesota consumers will pay $600M in extra costs from 2021 storm
    Minnesota utility regulators Thursday faulted the state's gas providers for their response to a February 2021 storm, prohibiting them from passing down nearly $60 million in costs to consumers. The decision still means about $600 million of wholesale gas costs
    Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune
     
     
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    Billing


    City juggling complaints on high utility bills
    FORT PIERCE - The members of both the City Commission here and the Fort Pierce Utility Authority Board found themselves on the defensive recently in response to resident complaints over the astronomical rise in their electric bills fueled by a
    Donald Rodrigue
     
     
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    International


    Climate change is an emergency. Biden should use his executive powers to do more
    ANOTHER VIEW Last week's unexpected Senate deal on a $369-billion climate spending package is bound to ease pressure on President Biden. Days earlier, when it looked like opposition from West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III had killed Biden's climate agenda,
    Brattleboro Reformer
     
    Germany to turn thermostat down as gas shortage looms
    Germany will limit heating in public buildings over the winter to save on gas as Russia throttles supplies to Europe, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Friday. "Public properties -- with the exception of hospitals and other parts of the
    AFP World News
     
    Equinor ASA - Equinor’s H2H Saltend selected to proceed as one of the first large-scale hydrogen projects in the UK
    12 August Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that Equinor's Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend) production facility has been successfully progressed through Phase-2 of the Government's cluster sequencing process. The selected projects will now proceed to
    U.S. Regulated Equity Markets (Alternative Disclosure) via PUBT
     
    Step on the gas: faster green push
    Chris Bowen and state energy ministers will speed up the rollout of renewables, gas-proof Australia and minimise electricity market shocks under a national plan focused on slashing emissions. The strategy, expected to be signed off by energy ministers during a
    GEOFF CHAMBERS, PERRY WILLIAMS, ADDITIONAL REPORTING: LYDIA LYNCH
     
    Santos acquires pipeline for Narrabri gas project
    Santos has bought the Hunter Gas Pipeline as it seeks to develop a new $1.2bn route for its long- stalled Narrabri project in NSW amid intensifying pressure from Labor for big producers to supply more affordable gas into the east
    PERRY WILLIAMS
     
    SANTOS CLOSER TO GAS PIPE DREAM
    AUSTRALIAN gas developer Santos has reached a milestone in its bid to bring more gas into NSW by buying out the Hunter Gas Pipeline. The planned pipeline, from Wallumbilla in Queensland to Newcastle in NSW, is already approved and passes
    CLARISSA BYE
     
    Gasoline prices are down. But Peco's electricity price is going up 11%.
    Aug. 12—Gasoline pump prices have fallen steadily for nearly two months now, but it's a different story for electricity prices. Peco's residential electric price is set to increase by 11.4% on Sept. 1 for most residential customers, or about $6.53
    Andrew Maykuth, The Philadelphia Inquirer
     
     
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