AGA Releases Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report
Washington, D.C. – AGA today released its Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report for 2020. This work, anchored in the bedrock of data derived from our annual energy efficiency survey, seeks to present an informed, objective, and robust analysis of our industry’s strides towards efficiency. Natural gas utility spending on energy efficiency programs reached nearly 1.6 billion in 2020, an increase of 391 percent since the survey began in 2007.
“The payoff from these investments by the natural gas utility industry is immense and we’re seeing results in the form of lower bills for customers and through reduced greenhouse gas emissions.” said AGA VP, Energy Markets, Analysis and Standards Richard Meyer.
In 2020 alone, U.S. natural gas efficiency programs saved 325 million therms of energy. This equates to 1.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions averted, or approximately the emissions generated by driving a car 4.6 billion miles. Meyer added, “The tremendous energy savings achieved by these programs testify to their effectiveness in of these programs.”
The report finds that the responding companies spent a total of $4.3 million each day on energy efficiency programs in 2020. Respondents indicated direct impact activities like energy efficiency audits or targeted implementation of energy-efficient upgrades in 93 percent of commercial and industrial programs, 74 percent of residential single-family programs, 89 percent of residential low-income programs, and 70 percent of residential multi-family programs.
Read the full report here.
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