Cooking with gas is safe. Government agencies charged with ensuring public health (e.g. Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality; Consumer Products Safety Commission) haven’t found any health concerns whether cooking with gas or electricity. Of course, all cooking appliances should be properly vented, if possible, regardless of the type of heat used.
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Renewable natural gas is a unique resource. It allows us to capture streams of methane from the decomposition of human and agricultural waste that would otherwise be emitted directly into the atmosphere, clean it up, and put it to beneficial use. RNG significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, it allows for optimizing the use of the existing 128,000 miles of energy delivery infrastructure that serves warmth and comfort to about ten million people who live in the Pacific Northwest as well as productive energy for almost 350,000 businesses here.
Americans are seeing firsthand the critical role that energy plays in meeting their daily needs and how the natural gas industry is #FuelingOurCommunities. The industry keeps delivering essential energy to the homes that have become offices, schools, and gyms, and the manufacturing facilities that continue to produce food, supplies, and personal protective equipment. It continues to fuel the frontline facilities where healthcare professionals are fighting COVID-19 every day. Providing affordable energy will boost an economic recovery that we all hope is on the horizon.
April heralds the advent of spring, including warmer weather and sunshine in the Pacific Northwest. Spring means more construction as well as tending to and planting gardens and other vegetation. Both activities involve digging.
That is why April is National Safe Digging Month. Before digging a hole more than 12 inches deep for any purpose, it is critical to “know what’s below”. Here is a guest blog from NW Natural that includes a terrific checklist to use before digging, whether you are a contractor or a homeowner. Most importantly, always call 811 before you dig.
WEBINAR: Beig held on April 16 at Noon! Register today!
The Outlook continues to include current data and narrative on supply and prices, but more as background information because North American natural gas is projected to be an ample, low-priced commodity for the foreseeable future. However, the true value of the Outlook – aggregating and analyzing regional demand and delivery infrastructure data to inform policymakers and other stakeholders throughout the Northwest – remains the report’s core focus.
The NWGA and AWEC have postponed the 17th Annual Energy Conference to November 4-5, 2020 at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA. Originally scheduled for June 3-4, we made the difficult decision to postpone the event due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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As the Northwest electric system becomes increasingly dependent on natural gas, it is important to understand how the two sectors interface. This informational brief discusses how natural gas is scheduled, what occurs when too much or too little gas is scheduled, and how power plant operators can reduce the risk of not having enough fuel. […]
Jan20 NWACT News
President Obama’s Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, makes the case in the recent study“Pathways for Deep Decarbonization in California: Summary for Policymakers.”
“Clean fuels (e.g., renewable natural gas [RNG], hydrogen, biofuels) are critical clean energy pathways due to the enormous value of fuels in providing flexibility and reliability for energy systems. Fuels that are durable, storable, and easily transportable play a fundamental role in ensuring that all sectors can operate at the scale, timing, frequency, and levels of reliability that are required to meet social, economic, and stakeholder needs.