Natural Gas Supply Association

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
37%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Washington DC, United States
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

The Natural Gas Supply Association’s (NGSA) lobbying on climate change policy in the US appears to be mixed, but mostly negative. NGSA has set out its position as "opposing any unrealistic, near-term emission targets and timetables" and appears to support carbon capture technology as an alternative to climate policy. Senior vice-president Jenifer Fordham has reportedly written to policy makers opposing measures to encourage climate considerations in federal environmental reviews of infrastructure projects, and in 2016 President Dena Wiggins made a presentation that reportedly criticized the impact of environmental activism on the policy process. Despite this, the NGSA does appear to support the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP), although it has suggested that this support is conditional on the rule promoting a strong role for natural gas to reach the plan's targets. In consultation with policy makers on the CPP, NGSA argued that the plan should 'reward early action toward reduction, not specific technology,' appearing not to support measures that might specifically encourage renewable energy. Separately, the NGSA has directly opposed a renewable program in New York, calling for the proposal to be rejected because it was 'discriminatory'. The organization appears to support the transition of the energy mix away from coal towards natural gas, however it does not appear to support any further ambition and has also lobbied policymakers for an increased role for unconventional gas production.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
-2 -1 NA NS -1 0 NA NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
-1 1 NA 1 -2 0 NA NA
Support of UN Climate Process
1 NS NA NS NS 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
-1 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy
-1 NS NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 -1 NA -1 -2 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Regulation
0 -1 NA 0 0 0 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA