Steve Mitnick is President of Lines Up, Inc., Executive Editor of Public Utilities Fortnightly.
There has been a sea change from the Environmental, Social and Governance trend among major investors in utilities, and utilities have indeed responded to the ESG imperative and prioritized in particular excellence in environmental sustainability. It's a big deal too for leaders at utilities who must consider the natural gas side of the equation when discussing ESG.
Natural gas is at a crossroads in some ways, praised yet under attack. Its infrastructure stands ready also, to transport fuels of the future.
How do today's natural gas utilities find the right balance, rigorously addressing ESG priorities while continuing to meet the needs of the communities they serve via gas utility service? In the conversations below, leaders from CenterPoint Energy, Eversource, NiSource, NW Natural, and Sempra Energy (both at San Diego Gas & Electric and at the parent) take on directly how they are managing that balance.
ESG Naturally conversations: