Environment & Climate Change
AGA's natural gas utility members deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas produced in Northern America. Because natural gas is highly efficient and emits considerably less carbon dioxide, sulfur, nitrogen or particulates when combusted than other fossil fuels, natural gas results in a smaller environmental impact than other energy sources.
Supplies of natural gas are becoming even more environmentally friendly. Biogas is made from non-food sources of organic waste, such as landfill and manure. When cleaned to pipeline quality, biogas becomes Renewable Natural Gas that can be delivered to residential and commercial customers. Natural gas also provides a critical back up for intermittent sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar. Natural gas utilities continually assess emerging technologies and methodologies to determine if existing procedures can be improved.
AGA works with members and leading experts to evaluate how new federal environmental regulatory proposals could impact natural gas local distribution systems and customers. We advocate for government rules and policies that protect the environment while allowing our natural gas utility members to continue to deliver clean, affordable natural gas to customers, safely and reliably.
If you would like more information regarding AGA's environmental work, please contact Pam Lacey, Chief Regulatory Counsel, Office of General Counsel. If you would like more information about AGA’s climate change principles, please contact Richard Meyer, Managing Director, Energy Analysis.
- AGA Climate Change Position Statement
- Natural Gas ESG/Sustainability
- Renewable Natural Gas
- Renewable Natural Gas Supply and Emissions Reduction Assessment
- Opportunities for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Emerging Natural Gas Direct-use Technologies
Environmental Issues Links
- AGA Member Resources for ESG Voluntary Sustainability Reporting
- AGA Member Voluntary Commitments in EPA Methane Challenge Program