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Regulatory Challenges Facing Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable Natural Gas- where are the regulators?

Why aren't state regulators getting behind renewable natural gas as they have for wind, solar and other renewable energy projects? The answer may be a one-size fits all mindset where electrification is viewed as the only solution to a successful energy transition. I'm not so sure that this is the case. The conventional wisdom is that RNG is the domain of state regulators, but a closer look at the challenges that RNG projects face shows that the FERC could reduce the costs of RNG projects wishing to interconnect to interstate natural gas pipelines. [node:read-more:link]

A U.S. Ban on Fracking: Implications on U.S. and Global Energy Security

Winners, Losers, and Impacts If a US Fracking Ban Is Enacted

Leading Democratic presidential nominees want to ban fracking “everywhere.” However, the ban may do more harm than good and adversely affect U.S. and global energy security. A U.S. fracking ban will incentivize emerging economies and high carbon emitters like China, India, and other Asian countries to turn even more to coal and heating oil to meet their power generation, heating, and cooking needs. Also, the ban will increase the costs of wind and solar projects since their components come from natural gas liquids and liquid petroleum gas derived from oil and natural gas. [node:read-more:link]

Will NAFTA Renegotiation Stop Greening of Mexico’s Power Sector?

Mexico decouples CO2 emissions with electricity generation

Today trade representatives from Canada, Mexico and the United States are meeting in Washington DC to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Everyone is focused on jobs, competitiveness and modernizing the agreement. Few people are tuned into the environmenal side of things at this time, but they should be because of the environmental benefits. [node:read-more:link]

Use of Natural Gas Indices

How Natural Gas was priced in 2016

Recently the FERC held a technical conference on Natural Gas Indices. Back in March 2017, I was asked by the the Natural Gas & Electricity Journal to write about natural gas indices. I hope the article below will provide a good overview of the issues and stimulate discussion.

"Russo, T. (2017, August). Using natural gas price indices. Natural Gas & Electricity 34/1, ©2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., a Wiley company."  [node:read-more:link]

NEPA Environmental Impact Assessment & Federal/State Permits- Houston, TX July 25, 2017

Natural Gas Pipeline near wetlands

NEPA Environmental Impact Assessment
with Federal/State Permits 

July 25, 2017 | Houston, TX

 As a speaker at EUCI's upcoming NEPA Environmental Impact Assessment with Federal/State Permits course, I would like to extend a 10% discount* off the registration price to you and your colleagues.

Use Discount Code: SPKNEPA10 
When Registering
 

Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations July 26, 2017 | Houston, TX

Natural gas pipeline

Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry,
Infrastructure and Regulations 

July 26, 2017 | Houston, TX 

As a speaker at EUCI's upcoming Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations course, I would like to extend a 10% discount* off the registration price to you and your colleagues.

Use Discount Code: SPKNGI10 
When Registering
 

Oil and Gas Training Week in Houston- July 24-27, 2017

Natural gas pipeline

Russo on Energy has you covered with four excellent courses. Whether your are brand new to the oil and gas industry, into permitting, need a refresher or a more detailed understanding of physical and financial natural gas markets. These courses can be taught in house at your organization or in the Washington DC metropolitan area. You can also attend a class offered by EUCI where we teach the following courses. [node:read-more:link]

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