Air Quality

A Breath of Fresh Air

We recognize that clean air is as essential as energy. For the businesses of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, strict compliance with all air-related regulations is a minimum requirement, and we strive to further minimize the impact we have on air quality. From our natural gas pipeline delivery to our electricity generation, transmission and distribution operations, we continuously develop and implement strategies to improve our emissions performance.

Our businesses manage and plan changes to their generation portfolios in response to local, state and national regulatory requirements, striking a balance between local air quality concerns and keeping electricity rates low for customers.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse Gases

Though difficult to estimate future emissions and their environmental impacts, Berkshire Hathaway Energy proactively manages emissions in several ways:

  • Pursuing fossil-fueled generation heat-rate improvement projects and investing in renewable generation
  • Investing in new electricity transmission and distribution equipment that both improves reliability and reduces the needless loss of kilowatts
  • Working relentlessly to avoid fugitive releases of methane from our interstate pipeline and residential gas distribution operations
  • Reducing fugitive emissions of sulfur hexafluoride from our electricity transmission and distribution operations

By being active and engaging in public-private air improvement efforts, Berkshire Hathaway Energy has been able to improve greenhouse gas accounting and reporting protocols, and promote voluntary initiatives that minimize our impact on the air.