Volume 18, Issue 10 | October 25, 2021

How You Can Go Green During Game Season

With the game season in full effect, this is the perfect time to offset your footprint.  This week we will provide you with tips on how you can reduce carbon throughout the game season.

At the location. Educate yourself on how your team is reducing, reusing, and recycling. In doing so you also will be able to help your community and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources.

Arriving to the game. Consider using the EPA’s tools and resources when deciding how you will get to the game. For example, the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator would show you the impact of the amount of gasoline consumed by your car.

Utilize greener products. Green purchasing can lead to reducing climate impacts, improving the health of frontline communities, preventing pollution, and more.

You can reduce your environmental impact even while watching your favorite sport. To learn more about you can go green with WGL Energy visit our website or call 1-833-61-GREEN (1-833-614-7336) to speak with one of our energy experts.

Source:https://www.epa.gov/green-sports/green-sports-fans#help


Editor's Note

Winter Looms

Week in review for October 24-30, 2021

On Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday October 15, 2021 was 3,461 Bcf.  This was an increase of 92 Bcf from the previous week, below market expectations.  Inventories are now 458 Bcf lower than last year at this time, and 151 Bcf below the 5-year average.  As we have been noting, these deficits have been improving, on absolute terms, for several weeks.  However there is now very little time left to make up any ground before the usual withdrawal season begins in November.

Energy markets retreated a bit, with the 12-month NYMEX natural gas strip (Nov 21-Oct 22) down 5.4% and the PJM Western Hub ATC (7X24) 12-month strip down 2.7%.  The decrease may be welcome to those still needing to lock in, but those prices remain much higher than they were at the beginning of 2021, with gas up 75% and power up nearly 100%.  The vast majority of the increase is for this coming winter, November 2021 – March 2022, with much lower prices out further.


Weather

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

  

 

April-21

May-21

June-21

July-21

Aug-21

Sep-21 

Normal 

236

156

351

522

445

255

 Actual

238

119

348

492

492

241

Departure from Normal 

1%
Cooler

24%
Cooler

1%
Cooler

6%
Cooler

11%
Warmer

6%
Cooler

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.