9 Dec 2010

Natural gas and renewable energy firms in pact targeting lower carbon energy

Written by Jim Pierobon

Natural Gas Supply Association President (NGSA) R. Skip Horvath and Michael T. Eckhart, President of the American Council On Renewable Energy(ACORE),  today told conference goers in Washington, DC their Boards of Directors have verbally agreed to explore how their members can push hard for lower U.S. carbon energy portfolio.

“We have a verbal agreement to explore ways that natural gas and renewable energy can collaborate,” NGSA spokesperson Daphne Magnuson wrote in an email. “We have had a series of board-level focus discussions which are ongoing. This holds promise to be significant.”

Horvath was an unscheduled speaker at ACORE’s annual energy policy conference on Capitol Hill. It is very rare for a trade association leader from the fossil fuels industries to speak at this event so observers agreed there is likely a lot going on behind the scenes. Neither organization had issued a formal statement about the agreement by 4 p.m. EST.

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