Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

Williams is one of eight companies that have collaborated with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to develop a best practice aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of natural gas pipeline construction. Dominion Energy, Enbridge, EQT Midstream Partners, Kinder Morgan, NiSource, Southern Company Gas, UGI Energy Services and Williams have committed to following the guidelines of the … Continue reading Williams collaborates in effort to reduce pipeline construction impacts

EPA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop again, thanks to natural gas

EPA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop again, thanks to natural gas

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 2.5 percent in 2016 from 2015 levels and 12 percent from 2005 levels, according to EPA’s most recent edition of the “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks.” The 2016 decline was largely a result of substitution from coal to natural gas consumption in the electric power sector and … Continue reading EPA: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions drop again, thanks to natural gas

Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Thanks to the increased use of natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector were at their lowest in 30 years, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration monthly report. The federal agency reported total fossil fuel consumption in the national power sector was at its lowest level since 1994. The report reads: … Continue reading Power sector emissions fall to lowest level in 30 years, thanks to natural gas

Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

According to Carnegie Mellon University’s Power Sector Carbon Index (PSCI)— a quarterly report that tracks carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and intensity from the U.S. power sector — U.S. electricity generation CO2 emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1988. Natural gas’ share of the total electricity generation mix has increased 67 percent since 2005. The increased utilization … Continue reading Power generation emissions fall to lowest level since 1988, thanks to natural gas

New York Times spotlights environmental effort funded by Williams

New York Times spotlights environmental effort funded by Williams

Recently, the New York Times published an op-ed highlighting an initiative Williams funded in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to treat endangered bats threatened by a deadly disease known as white-nose syndrome. The article titled “Fighting to Save America’s Bats” was penned by author Michael Taylor. He writes: “Twelve years ago white-nose syndrome was … Continue reading New York Times spotlights environmental effort funded by Williams

Students release trout in West Virginia

Students release trout in West Virginia

On a recent Friday afternoon in West Virginia, fifth grade classes from Union Elementary and Tennerton Elementary joined students from Hacker Valley Elementary to stock trout raised in their schools. The Trout in the Classroom program, initiated and funded by Trout Unlimited and Williams, has been going strong in Upshur County for eight years and … Continue reading Students release trout in West Virginia

Williams helps veterans enjoy nature, begin healing

Williams helps veterans enjoy nature, begin healing

When it comes to Williams’ ongoing efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen and community partner, environmental stewardship and supporting veterans and first responders are at the top of our list of priorities. While we love participating in programs that support either of these causes, we’re even more energized when we can be involved with … Continue reading Williams helps veterans enjoy nature, begin healing

2025 U.S. emissions target reached, thanks to natural gas

2025 U.S. emissions target reached, thanks to natural gas

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently reported that the U.S. has already met the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) 2025 carbon emission reduction targets, thanks in large part to the increased utilization of cleaner-burning natural gas. In a recent edition of the journal Environmental Science & Technology, co-author and CMU professor Paul Fischbeck writes: “To be sure, while … Continue reading 2025 U.S. emissions target reached, thanks to natural gas

Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy recently released the 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. Among the findings, natural gas and renewables combined to generate 50 percent of U.S. electricity in 2017, up from 31 percent in 2008. Natural gas retained its position as the No. 1 electricity generation producer in the U.S. … Continue reading Natural gas and renewables generated 50% of U.S. electricity in 2017

EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released is Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for 2016. Among the findings, the electric power sector decreased its releases of air toxics in 2016 by 35% from the prior year’s level. This was partially due to the increase in the utilization of natural gas and the continued shift away from coal … Continue reading EPA report: Toxic air releases fall as natural gas utilization increases