Sustainability
ESG/Sustainability Initiative

ESG/Sustainability

Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s core principle of Environmental RESPECT recognizes the importance of minimizing the impacts our operations have on the environment, including our greenhouse gas emissions. As of December 31, 2018, our businesses had cumulative investments in wind, solar, geothermal and biomass generating facilities of approximately $25 billion, with plans to spend an additional $6 billion on the construction of wind-powered generating facilities, repowering certain existing wind-powered generating facilities and funding wind tax equity investments through 2021. We have been engaged in a voluntary industry ESG/Sustainability effort in conjunction with the Edison Electric Institute and members of the financial community, focused on reporting key sustainability measures in a consistent and transparent manner.

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  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy Consolidated
  •     2018        2017
  • PacifiCorp
  •     2018        2017
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
  •     2018        2017
  • NV Energy
  •     2018        2017
  • BHE Renewables
  •     2018        2017
Natural Gas

Natural Gas

Through MidAmerican Energy and NV Energy, Berkshire Hathaway Energy distributes, sells and transports natural gas to retail and transportation natural gas customers in portions of Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska and Nevada. Through BHE Pipeline Group, Berkshire Hathaway Energy transported approximately 8% of the total natural gas consumed in the U.S. during 2018.

BHE Pipeline Group's 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 0.050% in 2018. We have been engaged in a voluntary industry ESG/Sustainability effort in conjunction with the American Gas Association and members of the financial community, focused on reporting key sustainability measures in a consistent and transparent manner.

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  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy Consolidated
  •     2018
  • Northern Natural Gas Company
  •     2018
  • Kern River Gas Transmission Company
  •     2018
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
  •     2018
  • Sierra Pacific Power Company
  •     2018
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. As of December 31, 2018, only 9% of our overall net investment in property, plant and equipment was invested in coal generation assets, while 7% was invested in natural gas generation assets.

Property, Plant and Equipment
Property, Plant and Equipment