Climate Resolve names George Minter RNG Champion

March 13, 2019. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced George Minter, the company’s regional vice president of external affairs & environmental policy, was named “Renewable Natural Gas Champion” by Climate Resolve, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that focuses on local solutions to global climate change. Climate Resolve lauded Minter’s efforts to increase the use of renewable natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a way that benefits all people, including low income families. Minter was honored at Climate Resolve’s annual Coolest in LA Gala – a celebration of innovation in Southern California’s Fight Against Climate Change.

   “I am honored to accept this award from Climate Resolve,” said Minter. “To truly achieve carbon-neutrality, California must capture the methane emissions from waste sources. A path to carbon neutrality that includes renewable natural gas will also be two to three times more cost effective than an all-electric solution. This is something I wholeheartedly believe in and I will continue to try to educate the public, my peers and those in government about this concept so that together, all of us in California can reach our climate goals.”

   “George was an early adopter of the renewable natural gas vision. He realized before many, how important RNG is in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Sharon Tomkins, vice president customer solutions & strategy. “George has largely helped to shape our company vision on RNG and has been instrumental in educating so many on the use of renewable natural gas and its importance to California’s efforts to reduce climate impacts.”