Natural gas usage per household has decreased even as overall demand for energy has risen. This trend is due in part to the installation of tighter-fitting windows and doors, better insulation, utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs, and the development of increasingly more efficient natural gas appliances.

Extraordinarily Efficient Natural Gas

By comparing something as simple as water heaters, you can see the natural gas difference: using natural gas saves you money, and benefits our environment.

Tankless Natural Gas

Full-Fuel Cycle Energy Consumption*: 8.6 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*: 1.1 tons annually

Natural Gas

Full-Fuel Cycle Energy Consumption*: 26.64 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*: 1.5 tons annually

Electric Resistance

Full-Fuel Cycle Energy Consumption*: 49.8 MMBtu annually

CO2 Emissions*: 3.3 tons annually

Commitment to Efficiency

In 2018, natural gas utilities funded 132 natural gas efficiency programs, 125 in 42 states, and seven in Canada. The utility efficiency program investments remain consistent at nearly $1.3-1.4 billion per year. With these significant investments, natural gas utilities helped their customers save 259 trillion Btus of energy and offset over 13.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from 2012 to 2018, equivalent to removing 2.9 million cars off the road for a year.

Learn more about what Gas utilities are doing to invest in new strategies to extend energy efficiency options to customers and their communities and accelerate progress toward realizing a clean energy future HERE.

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