Friday, July 17, 2009

Validation of direct natural gas use to reduce CO2 emissions

Source: American Gas Association
"The American Gas Association (AGA) today called attention to a recent study by the Gas Technology Institute that reports the increased “direct use” of natural gas in homes and businesses will reduce energy consumption, consumer energy costs and national CO2 emissions. Direct use refers to using natural gas in a residential or commercial capacity such as space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying. The study, found that when a societal subsidy such as a rebate or a tax credit is put in place to encourage the use of natural gas appliances, significant savings in energy costs, CO2 emissions, energy use, and electricity use can be achieved. "