¬†Shares of Archaea Energy jumped as much as 9.2% on the largest U.S. renewable natural gas producer’s debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, a sign of rising investor support for alternative, cleaner sources of energy. Archaea, which went public by merging with the blank-check firm Rice Acquisition Corp in a $1.15 billion deal, closed at $19.95 on Thursday, up from the $18.27 price the SPAC’s shares traded at on Wednesday. Renewable natural gas (RNG), produced from animal farms and landfills, has seen a massive surge in demand this year as climate conscious investors push for cleaner energy sources. Due to the demand, RNG sells at a premium to natural gas and numerous companies like oil major Chevron Corp (CVX.N) and power provider NextEra Energy (NEE.N) have announced projects focusing on this renewable gas. Archaea is exploring partnerships with waste industry participants, like […]