As a nation, we are facing some serious challenges - from climate change to systemic racism and the economic setbacks caused by COVID-19. If we are to address all three, keeping the cost of clean energy manageable will be critical.
For many, wages have stayed the same and the cost of living continues to rise. That's why we're proactively working to make energy as affordable as possible for our customers.
Securing gas as part of our energy portfolio will preserve access to clean energy that consumers can afford. Today, low income residents in minority neighborhoods are forced to spend more on energy than those from the same wage bracket living in white neighborhoods.* Homes using natural gas however save an average of $879/year compared to those using electric appliances, and natural gas prices are projected to remain affordable well into the future.
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Access to natural gas also jump-starts economic growth by attracting new businesses and manufacturers and then supports their continued success. In Illinois, where we serve 2.2 million customers, the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) found the state's $19 billion agribusiness and $108 billion manufacturing industry both heavily rely on natural gas.
We're providing energy efficiency tools and resources to give our customers more control over their energy consumption and their bills.
We're always looking for new ways to reduce costs and drive efficiencies within our company to save money for our customers. Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying save an average of $874 per year compared to homes using electricity for those applications.
Low domestic natural gas prices have led to savings of almost $50 billion for customers who have used natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying over the past four years.