Natural gas utilities increased their investment in natural gas efficiency programs to nearly $958 million in 2011, according to a report from the American Gas Association (AGA).
This resulted in total savings of more than $300 million for customers last year – about $107 per household – and offset 6.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Report for 2011 presents data from AGA member companies and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, and outlines how utilities are helping customers save even more.
In 2012 utilities budgeted nearly $1.4 billion toward efficiency programs – a 46% increase compared to 2011 spending levels. Added to low domestic natural gas prices, which have led to savings of almost $35 billion for residential natural gas customers over the past three years, efficiency programs help ensure that natural gas remains the best value fuel for consumers.