U.S. emissions continue to fall, thanks to natural gas

New data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) attributes significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions to the growing switch to natural gas-fired electricity generation. According to the EIA, 63 percent of energy-related carbon emissions reduction in 2016 can be credited to the utilization of clearner-burning natural gas for electricity generation. Data from the EIA shows that … Continue reading U.S. emissions continue to fall, thanks to natural gas

Climate group says natural gas responsible for emissions decline

A recent article in Forbes Magazine says that natural gas’ growing share of electricity production has been the single largest driver of declining U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. In fact,natural gas has reduced 50% more emissions since 2005 than wind and solar power combined. The article posted Sept. 12, titled, “Climate Group: Natural Gas, Not Renewables, Is Largest Factor In … Continue reading Climate group says natural gas responsible for emissions decline

Ohio Chamber tours Harrison Hub

Earlier this month, members from the Ohio Chamber, along with Representative Andy Thompson took a tour of our Harrison Hub facility in Scio, OH. Read the Ohio Chamber’s post about the visit on their All for Ohio blog here. Below is an excerpt from the post: “Top priorities at these sites are safety and protecting … Continue reading Ohio Chamber tours Harrison Hub

Environmental stewardship: Saving slippery salamanders

Williams’ partnership with West Liberty University to save a vulnerable species of salamander reached a milestone recently with the release of 12 of the reclusive amphibians back into their native habitat. The Eastern Hellbender Salamanders were raised from eggs by WLU and finally at age 4 were big enough to release back to the watershed … Continue reading Environmental stewardship: Saving slippery salamanders

Solar eclipse offers a reminder of the importance of natural gas

As we look forward to the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, it’s an important reminder of the important role natural gas plays in making solar-powered electricity possible. The technology to store solar power when the sun isn’t shining doesn’t exist. Even a short loss of sunlight caused by an eclipse will create issues … Continue reading Solar eclipse offers a reminder of the importance of natural gas

Natural gas pipelines deliver environmental benefits

Williams operates tens of thousands of miles of underground pipelines that deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas. As demand for energy increases, expanded use of natural gas can help improve air quality across the country, especially when used to replace more polluting energy sources. Compared with other primary energy sources, natural gas emits significantly fewer … Continue reading Natural gas pipelines deliver environmental benefits

Williams CEO delivers keynote address at National Summit on Infrastructure and the Environment

Williams President & CEO Alan Armstrong recently delivered the keynote address at the National Summit on Infrastructure and the Environment in Washington D.C. Hosted by The Conservation Fund, the Summit brings together leaders from business, government and conservation to discuss innovative approaches for streamlining the regulatory process while ensuring protections remain for natural, cultural and … Continue reading Williams CEO delivers keynote address at National Summit on Infrastructure and the Environment

Williams wins award for Atlantic Sunrise Environmental Stewardship Program

The Southern Gas Association (SGA) recently announced that Williams is the recipient of the 2017 SGA Environmental Excellence Award for its Atlantic Sunrise Project Environmental Stewardship Program. The award will be presented during the opening General Session of the SGA Environmental, Safety & Health, and Training Conference June 13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. According to … Continue reading Williams wins award for Atlantic Sunrise Environmental Stewardship Program

Rain garden provides beautiful, environmentally friendly solution

May flowers are in full bloom as April showers proved to be no challenge for theater-goers at the Wyoming County Cultural Center’s Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, PA, thanks to the newly installed rain garden. The rain garden, funded by the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program, provides a place to hold and divert all runoff from … Continue reading Rain garden provides beautiful, environmentally friendly solution

New NY coalition to push for cleaner, reliable & affordable energy

NYC skyline

Community, labor and business leaders from across New York have announced the launch of New Yorkers for Affordable Energy, a coalition dedicated to supporting access to cleaner, reliable and affordable sources of energy for residential and business consumers. Williams is among the 32 groups which have partnered to form the coalition. The company currently operates about 30 … Continue reading New NY coalition to push for cleaner, reliable & affordable energy

Environmental partnership helps restore streamside habitat in Southeast PA

Stream photos

More than 10 miles and 30 acres of streamside habitat in southeastern Pennsylvania are being restored, thanks to the efforts of conservation organizations working in partnership with Williams. Williams is working with six conservation organizations to implement nine high-value aquatic management projects in Lancaster, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties, Pa. The effort is part of the … Continue reading Environmental partnership helps restore streamside habitat in Southeast PA