Volume 18, Issue 10 | June 14, 2021

Tips for Reducing your Carbon Footprint

The everyday actions and lifestyle choices we make all have some impact on our environment. Whether we are at home, work, or traveling we should always be looking for ways that push us towards a cleaner and brighter future. Reducing your carbon footprint starts with YOU and it can be achieved in various ways.

  • Minimize water usage. Turning off the taps when brushing your teeth, having short showers rather than baths, and only boiling the water you need.
  • Alternating your diet. Consume fewer animal products or choosing a plant-based diet, and shop for locally sourced food.
  • Go digital. Move away from printed documents where possible, and practice using your digital skills in the workplace.
  • Get rid of single-use plastic. Eliminate the use of things like disposable coffee cups and cutlery.
  • Take local trips. Try taking field trips that are nearby or your surrounding area.

Incorporating these tips into your day-to-day, can help make a difference for a better tomorrow. You can also help reduce your carbon footprint by selecting environmentally friendly products from WGL Energy for your home and/or business.

Source: https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/how-to-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-tips


Editor's Note

Prices Up on Pipeline Concerns

Week in Review for June 6 June 12, 2021

On Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday June 4, 2021 was 2,411 BCF.  This was an increase of 98 BCF from the previous week in line with market expectations. Inventories are now 383 BCF lower than last year at this time, and 55 BCF below the 5-year average.

Forward energy markets were up this week with forecasts of more heat (though no significant changes in the Mid Atlantic) and natural gas supply concerns primarily due to a TETCO pipeline outage, now expected to last through most of the summer. The NYMEX natural gas 12-month strip (Jul 21 – Jun 22) ended up 2.8% and the PJM Western Hub ATC (7X24) 12-month strip was up 3.4%.


Weather

Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days

  

 

*Nov-20

*Dec-20 

*Jan-20 

*Feb-20 

*Mar-21 

*Apr-21 

Normal 

467

669

848

 677

546

236

 Actual

 321

731

819

763

435

238

Departure from Normal 

31%,
Warmer 

9%,
Colder

3%,
Warmer

13%,
Colder

20%,
Warmer

1%,
Colder

Cooling degree day (CDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65-degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is below 65, there are no cooling degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is greater than 65 degrees, then subtract 65 from the average temperature to find the number of cooling degree days.

*Heating degree day (HDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65 degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is above 65, there are no heating degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is less than 65 degrees, then subtract that average temperature from 65 to find the number of heating degree days.