September 2020, Vol. 247, No. 9

Features

Natural Gas Efficiency Programs Pay Off in Reduced Costs, Emissions

By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor                North American natural gas utilities have been spending nearly $4 million a day for programs to help residential, commercial and industrial customers make more efficient use of fuel. But how much good does it do?  Quite a lot, the latest American Gas Association (AGA) study shows. Those efficiency investments helped natural gas utility customers save 259 trillion Btu of energy and offset more than 13.5 million metric tonnes (14.9 million US tons) of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from 2012 to 2018 – the equivalent to removing 2.9 million cars off the road for a year. Customers saved 425 million therm

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