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Quick Take - Gas or Gasoline?

Definitions are important if you are part of the energy industry. For instance – gas and gasoline. Not the same thing. When an energy person talks about gas it is typically natural gas, a fossil energy source from deep in the earth. It is…

Are Natural Gas Prices Going Up?

Home and business owners who use natural gas have had a bargain over the past several years. Prices for that fuel have been low. Utilities do “fuel adjustments” for their customers based on the cost of fuel, so customers have had the benefit. Think…

Should NC DEQ Choose Energy Winners and Losers?

North Carolina has declined permitting for the Southgate segment of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). That segment would come into the state from Virginia. The NC Department of Environmental Quality made that call, listing various objections…

Will Natural Gas Prices Blunt Renewable Growth?

Everyone likes a bargain, right? Depends on how that bargain is handled.  Depends on the smarts of the utility to be able to use that trend well for customers. That is the discussion as the Energy Information Agency said that for the…

Quick Take – Natural Gas Use Being Debated By Cities

Energy regulators meeting in Washington are facing off on cities that are banning the use of natural gas for cooking or heating in residences. “Depending on how widespread it becomes, the wave of bans, as well as other incentives for building…

Carolina Leadership Profile: Gas Turbine Association

The Gas Turbine Association (GTA), the national voice for that industry, has a new leader – from the Carolinas! Salvatore DellaVilla Jr. is the founder and CEO of SPS®, a Charlotte-based company that helps energy producers understand and…

Some Cities Are Restricting Use of Natural Gas

Banning natural gas infrastructure for homes and some other buildings – for uses like stoves and heating – is happening in various cities, though not the Carolinas. San Jose, California (its city hall our feature photo above),…
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QUICK TAKE - Out of Oil by '28?

There was a report that the US would essentially be out of oil by ’28. Oh, that was 1928. Then it was 1970. Make that 2000. The news now is that the US will soon be a net energy exporter for the first time since after World War II. Much…

Natural Gas and Renewables Are Growing Factors In Our Electricity

And the winners are – natural gas and renewable energy. That is the message from the US Energy Information Agency* in its new Annual Energy Outlook 2019. The report was released January 24. Natural gas and renewables are the two fastest…

Energy 2018: What is Clean Energy?

Technology enables increasingly finer measurement of pollution and efficiency for people who make or use electricity. Sophistication of metrics change the way we can define what clean. As we end 2018 we are reflecting on a few of the…