Natural gas is essential for achieving our nation’s energy goals.
America’s natural gas industry will be essential to achieve a net-zero emissions future.
Climate change is a defining challenge across the globe, and natural gas, natural gas utilities, and the delivery infrastructure are essential to meeting our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. By including natural gas, advanced fuels, and our world-class infrastructure, we can expand our opportunities to slash emissions, unleash greater innovation and enhance energy reliability.
By the Numbers
Emissions from natural gas distribution systems have declined 69% since 1990.
Natural gas utilities are investing more than $100 million to advance low- and zero-carbon technologies to protect our environment.
Natural gas efficiency, combined with the growth of renewable energy, has led to energy-related carbon dioxide emissions hitting 30-year lows.
Net-Zero Emissions Opportunities for Gas Utilities
Net-Zero Emissions Opportunities for Gas Utilities presents a national-level approach that leverages the unique advantages of gas technologies and distribution infrastructure. The study underscores the range of scenarios and technology opportunities available as the nation, regions, states and communities develop and implement ambitious emissions reductions plans.
By including natural gas, advanced fuels and our world-class infrastructure, we can expand our opportunities to slash emissions, unleash greater innovation and enhance energy reliability.
Innovation Today for a More Resilient Energy Future
The integration of future fuels like hydrogen and RNG into gas systems can expand options, and accelerate our nation’s ability to reduce emissions.
Implications of Policy-Driven Electrification
Policy-driven electrification could be burdensome to consumers and to the economy, have profound impacts and costs on the electric sector and be a very costly approach for a relatively small reduction in emissions.
AGA’s Climate Change Position Statement
AGA is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart innovation, new and modernized infrastructure and advanced technologies. This pledge includes 10 commitments to further reduce methane emissions from natural gas utility systems. It also includes eight principles for an effective national policy approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, addressing climate change and improving our environment.
A Reliable and Resilient Energy System is Essential to the U.S. Economy
The natural gas system’s physical characteristics provide stability to the energy system. With an underground, looped infrastructure, pipelines are shielded from many major disruptive events.