John Greene is President of GHI Energy and is responsible for GHI’s day to day operations and business development. Prior to forming GHI, Mr. Greene was the Vice President of Development for Allied Renewable Ventures, LLC, and before that he worked in several wholesale trading roles for Reliant Energy Inc., in Houston, Texas, including: coal purchasing and optimization requirements, trading acid rain emissions allowances, renewable energy certificates, physical and financial natural gas in the western United States, and trading and dispatching Reliant’s western electric generating fleet in California and Nevada. Mr. Greene began his career in the energy services audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Houston, Texas, and Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.Clarke Anderson
Clarke Anderson is Vice President of GHI Energy and is responsible for managing GHI’s capital needs and for all banking and financial activities and relationships. Mr. Anderson is also the founding member and President of Anderson LCFS, LLC, the lead investor in GHI. In addition to his activities with ALCFS and GHI, Mr. Anderson is the Manager of Freedom Hill Enterprises and a director for Anderson Family Partnership, a family office located in Houston, Texas. Prior to his current activities, Mr. Anderson was the founder of Alta Capital Fund, a natural gas and electricity trading venture and cofounder of Grounds Anderson, LLC, a civil engineering and consulting firm, also in Houston Texas. Mr. Anderson began his career in the wholesale power trading organization at Reliant Energy Inc. where he worked in various trading and power plant dispatching roles in California and the southeastern United States. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Policy Studies from Rice University.
GHI Energy is an energy service provider focused primarily on the provision of renewable and low-carbon transportation fuels to commercial users. In addition to selling fuel directly to end-users, we also work directly with customers to advise them on various opportunities to reduce their fuel costs and monetize various environmental opportunities, including:
Our primary target customers are transit agencies, school districts, and other public fleets in California.
California Natural Gas
Natural gas markets in California can be divided into two main pricing points based on the major publicly-owned utilities in the state: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in the north and Southern California Gas Company (Socal Gas) in the south. Wholesale pricing is based around the utility “citygate” concept wherein gas that has passed through the virtual citygate is considered to be on the system and deliverable to end-users using the distribution pipeline.
Customers in California who purchase natural gas directly from the local gas utility pay the monthly local utility “procurement rate” which is essentially a marked up retail price based on the utility’s cost of procuring and delivering gas plus any additional related costs approved by the California public utilities commission each month. Each natural gas consumer on a utility system that buys gas from the utility pays the exact same procurement rate for the natural gas they consume.
For nearly 20 years, all California gas consumers have had the option of purchasing natural gas from third parties under either “noncore” status or “core aggregation” programs where a third-party delivers natural gas to customers via the utility system. Under these arrangements, the price paid for natural gas can vary depending on the contractual arrangement between the buyer and the seller and the utility is then paid a regulated “transmission charge” for use of its pipeline system.
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California Low Carbon Fuel Standard
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is a California government policy designed to encourage the consumption of clean alternative motor fuels – like natural gas, biofuels, and electricity – at the expense of petroleum-based fuels, mostly gasoline and diesel. The LCFS accomplishes this goal through the use of a market-based credit mechanism that will increase the retail price of gasoline and diesel at the pump and then pass the additional revenue along to providers of alternative fuels to help offset the cost of new infrastructure and product development. California is the first U.S. state to implement a Low Carbon Fuel Standard, with a stated goal of reducing in-state petroleum consumption by 10% by 2020. 2011 was the first compliance year in California; credits began trading in earnest during the latter part of 2012. Several other U.S. states and Canadian provinces are also implementing similar laws that will go into effect in upcoming years as well.
Because different fuels create different numbers of LCFS credits and deficits per unit depending on their carbon intensity and energy content, the effect of LCFS prices varies by fuel. For instance, CNG is more or less a revenue producer under the LCFS while the LCFS is an extra cost applied to the use of petroleum diesel and gasoline.
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