Volume 18, Issue 10 | November 15, 2021

Living a Greener LIfestyle

Green living involves making lifestyle choices that conserve and preserve the Earth’s natural resources and habitats. This week we will provide you with some green tips to practice living a more sustainable lifestyle.

  1. Create clean air with plants. House plants can reduce mold spores in the air or remove the gases found in carpets and furniture.
  2. Let the grass grow. Allowing your grass to grow longer between cuts saves on gas or electricity and reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
  3. Get a green financial adviser. Set-up accounts to invest only in portfolios that have a positive impact on the planet.
  4. Practice eco-driving. Before a long journey, check tire pressure, remove unused roof racks and boxes, and avoid overloading. Turn off engines for waits of more than one minute and avoid sharp acceleration and heavy braking.
  5. Minimize packaging. When shopping for produce at shops and markets, take your own containers or reusable bags.

To learn more about how you can manage and optimize your energy consumption 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.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/29/50-ways-to-green-up-your-life-save-the-planet


Editor's Note

Weather Stable, Prices Not

Week in review for November 7-13, 2021

On Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday November 5, 2021, was 3,618 Bcf. This was an increase of 7 Bcf from the previous week. Inventories are now 308 Bcf lower than the same time last year, and 119 Bcf below the 5-year average.   

For the week ending 11/11/2021, the 12-month NYMEX natural gas strip (Dec 21-Nov 22) was down 4.0% and the PJM Western Hub ATC (7X24) 12-month strip down 3.5%. Prices were down even further before rebounding ~3% on Veteran’s Day. At the time of this writing on 11/12/2021 prices are falling again, especially for the remainder of this winter. Prices have been very volatile, even as weather forecasts have been relatively stable and calling for near-normal weather. Any significant turn warmer or, especially, colder will likely cause significant price movements.


Weather

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

  

 

May-21

June-21

July-21

Aug-21

Sep-21

Oct-21 

Normal 

156

351

522

445

255

55

 Actual

119

348

192

492

241

92

Departure from Normal 

24%
Cooler

1%
Cooler

6%
Cooler

11%
Warmer

6%
Cooler

69%
Warmer

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.