Reduce Emissions Across Our Communities
We believe it’s important to protect and preserve the environment. That’s why we’re working to reduce emissions across our communities with clean natural gas.
Natural gas provides environmental benefits: increased use gas can help address several environmental concerns simultaneously, including smog, acid rain and greenhouse gas emissions.
Natural Gas is Clean
Greater direct use of natural gas for heating and cooling, water heating, cooking and clothes drying can cut carbon emissions nearly in half. That is because natural gas appliances and the network that delivers the energy to your home is extraordinarily efficient.
Electric system losses account for half the energy consumed in the U.S. residential sector. When you factor in energy use and emissions along the full fuel cycle, households with natural gas versus all-electric appliances produce 37 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The Cleanest Alternative Transportation Fuel
Compared with diesel and gasoline, natural gas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 to 30 percent. The exhaust emissions of natural gas vehicles, when compared to those of gasoline and diesel vehicles, offer reductions of common urban pollutants:
- Carbon monoxide (CO): 70 to 90% reduction
- Nitrogen oxides (NOx): 75 to 95% reduction
- Non-methane organic gas (NMOG): 50 to 75% reduction
- Carbon dioxide (CO2): 20 to 30% reduction
We’re Doing Our Part for the Environment
In the past two decades, we’ve mitigated more than 3.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere. The methane reductions are the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent of removing more than 700,000 cars from our highways for a year.
Clean Energy Goals
We work with federal, state and local leaders to meet our shared clean energy goals while also creating thousands of good-paying, local clean energy jobs.