How do you help save energy, reduce emissions and protect the environment without compromising comfort, style or performance?
The answer is natural gas. With 50 percent less carbon emissions than electricity, natural gas is the efficient, environmental choice for your home.
- has a high energy density, meaning its unique, natural properties allow it to work harder and more efficiently with less waste.
- is a clean fuel that has lower emissions compared to other energy choices, including electricity.
- is abundant and readily available today.
High Energy Density
From the well to your home, natural gas loses only about 10 percent of its useable energy, making it more efficient and carbon friendly than electricity.
This “direct use of natural gas” reduces energy waste. More than 90 percent of the natural gas produced is delivered to your home and used directly by your natural gas appliances.
In contrast, only 30 percent of the fuel (coal, natural gas or oil) used to generate electricity actually reaches your electric appliances. This means that 70 percent of the energy used to generate electricity is lost during the process of generating, transmitting and distributing the electricity to your home.
Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel, with 45 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than coal and 30 percent less than fuel oil.
The “carbon footprint” for a home using natural gas is 50 percent smaller than a home using electric heating and water heating. A carbon footprint measures the impact human activities have on the environment in relation to the amount of greenhouse gases produced.
You can compare the carbon footprint of your home using electric appliances to the carbon footprint of your home using natural gas appliances with the carbon footprint calculator found at www.comfortableresponsible.com.
Abundant and Available
With alternative and renewable energy currently meeting only 6 percent of the nation’s energy needs, natural gas is the fuel that meets your family’s energy needs today.
Natural gas is an abundant, reliable domestic energy source that can help our country reach carbon emission standards today, while enabling renewable solar and wind energy technology to develop and grow for the future. According to America’s Natural Gas Alliance, the future is green power, but it will come from blue natural gas.