Puget Sound Energy, Seattle Port Agree on Renewable Natural Gas Purchase

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The Port of Seattle’s Maritime Division and Economic Development Department plans to buy over 240,000 therms of renewable natural gas from Puget Sound Energy in a move that’s expected to annually reduce carbon emissions by about 1,291 metric tons, the port announced Feb. 6.

The port department said that it plans to use the renewable natural gas at all its facilities that use natural gas, including Pier 66, Terminal 91 and its maintenance facilities.

“PSE’s Renewable Natural Gas program will immediately cut our own maritime division greenhouse gas emissions almost in half,” said Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins. “That reduction helps us meet goals while implementing longer term solutions to phase out fossil fuels.”

This is part of PSE’s Renewable Natural Gas program, a major part of its proposed blueprint to lower carbon emissions to net zero by 2045. 

“Our RNG program gives customers a way to reduce carbon emissions today, and meet sustainability goals on their own timeline,” said Ken Johnson, PSE Vice President of External Affairs. “We’re impressed by the Port of Seattle’s commitment. This partnership is another way we are working together with our customers to help create a cleaner energy future for all.”

By Pacific Maritime Magazine