Sustainability
Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s core principle of Environmental RESPECT recognizes the importance of minimizing the impacts of our operations on the environment, including our greenhouse gas emissions. We are participating in a voluntary industry ESG/Sustainability initiative advanced through the Edison Electric Institute in conjunction with members of the financial community, focused on providing emissions data in a consistent and transparent manner.

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Methane Emissions

Methane Emissions

Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s natural gas transmission pipelines’ operational practices and methane leak detection programs are designed to minimize the release of methane emissions. These leading practices resulted in the gas transmission pipelines’ combined leak rates, measured as a percentage of throughput, of 0.053% and 0.046% in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, Plant and Equipment

Berkshire Hathaway Energy is growing its renewable energy portfolio and is leading the way to a sustainable energy future for our customers. In 2017, only 10% of our overall net investment in property, plant and equipment was invested in coal generation assets, while 8% was invested in natural gas generation assets.

Property, Plant and Equipment
Property, Plant and Equipment