Energy Efficiency, Environment and Climate Change

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Energy Efficiency, Environment and Climate Change

By investing in the efficiency of buildings and appliances, promoting smart energy choices and subsidizing energy-saving efforts for low-income families, natural gas utilities are helping their customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint, while maintaining the comfort and productivity of their homes and businesses.

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Updating the Facts: Emissions from Natural Gas Systems (EA 2014-02)

Natural gas remains a fuel of choice for consumers because of its low cost, efficient end uses, and environmental attributes. This domestically produced energy source is poised to serve as a foundation fuel for the US economy for years to come.
Full-Fuel-Cycle Energy and Emission Factors for Building Energy Consumption - 2013 Update

Full-fuel-cycle energy is the energy consumed by an appliance, system, or building as measured at the building site plus the energy consumed in the extraction, processing, and transport of primary fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas; energy losses in thermal combustion in power-generation plants; and energy losses in transmission and distribution to the building site.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Natural Gas (Energy Analysis 05/03/2011)

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released their annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The new release includes a considerable increase in methane emissions resulting from the production of natural gas. The revision is primarily attributable to assumptions regarding drilling practices, particularly those related to the hydraulic fracturing of shale formations. Given the increases in the revised data, some have questioned whether natural gas can, or should, be pursued as a viable tool for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Opportunity for CHP in the US

AGA commissioned ICF International to author a report designed to inform industry, policymakers, regulators, and other key stakeholders about the potential for CHP opportunities across the country.
Squeezing Every BTU – Natural Gas Direct Use Opportunities and Challenges

Squeezing Every BTU is about the the market and policy issues related to the using natural gas directly in homes and businesses. The study:
Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Brief - 2012 Investments and Savings

Based on a 2013 survey of members of the American Gas Association (AGA) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), this annual report looks retrospectively at ratepayer-funded natural gas efficiency programs during the 2012 program year.
Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report - 2011

Based on a 2012 survey of members of the American Gas Association (AGA) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), this annual report looks retrospectively at ratepayer-funded natural gas efficiency programs during the 2011 program year.
Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report - 2010

Based on a 2011 survey of members of the American Gas Association (AGA) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), this annual report looks retrospectively at ratepayer-funded natural gas efficiency programs during the 2010 program year.
Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report - 2009

Based on responses to a 2010 survey by the American Gas Association (AGA) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), this report looks retrospectively at 2009 ratepayer-funded natural gas efficiency programs and describes program characteristics, expenditures, savings impacts, and planning and evaluation. Also presented are 2010 program year budgets. The report also reviews state regulatory requirements for natural efficiency programs and cost recovery treatment.
This study provides tangible evidence that the natural gas efficiency program market is growing rapidly:
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