Inexhaustible sources of methane such as hog and cow manure and food waste from restaurants are powering a growing renewable natural gas industry, and Utah consumers now have an opportunity to boost that effort. Customers of Dominion Energy, an ABC member, can elect to buy blocks of renewable natural gas at $5 each, added as a surcharge to their monthly gas bills. Dominion uses funds from this GreenTherm program to purchase renewable natural gas from methane recapture plants, either in Utah or around the country. “Theoretically, if we’re able to replace 4% or 5% of the natural gas on our system with methane derived from waste, that’s a lot of gas and our system would be carbon neutral,” Dominion spokesman Don Porter said. “It’s a pretty big impact.” More >>