Consumers Energy will target methane leaks in its system and buy renewable natural gas to offset what it can’t plug.
Critics say tracking renewable natural gas production and sales will be difficult and present opportunities for fraud.
Federal and state incentives steer RNG toward transportation, creating a barrier for utilities hoping to promote it.
A task force is expected to propose new regulations to limit leaks from landfills and natural gas infrastructure.
Ohio oil and gas drillers could use existing technology to find and fix most methane leaks at little or no cost to their bottom lines, according to experts on a recent panel at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.