Georgians all over the state look at our blue logo and think natural gas. And for good reason – we serve more of them than any other gas marketer in the state. We’re proud of that. But we’re also proud of our record when it comes to being environmentally responsible. We like green just as much as we like blue.
As Georgia’s natural gas leader, we view it as our responsibility to also be an industry leader in protecting the environment. We’re committed to a sustainable future as part of the Southern Company family. The most practical way to achieve a sustainable future - where energy is clean, safe, reliable, and affordable - is to ensure it includes natural gas and the infrastructure that transports it.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) produces less Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxide, and other Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) than traditional fuels. A molecule of CNG only has one atom of carbon as opposed to 8 in gasoline, and 12 for diesel. By providing customers with CNG to power their vehicles, we help them to reduce the amount of CO2 released into the air when they drive.
By utilizing technology to capture methane emissions produced from a Georgia landfill, GNG has partnered with suppliers to process and clean those emissions and turn them into usable energy to heat homes and power businesses. By capturing emissions that otherwise would leak into the atmosphere, were proud to take an “all of the above” approach to helping create a sustainable future for our customers and stakeholders.
We wanted to showcase that a CNG-powered car wasn’t just a great idea for fleet vehicles, but also for the average consumer. And what better way to do that than to give away a brand-new car? One lucky customer got to drive away in a CNG-powered Honda Civic at the end of this showcase for alternative fuels.
Advanced Disposal (now known as Waste Management Inc.) upgraded their fleet of trucks to CNG to improve fuel efficiency and reduce their environmental impact. GNG made their goal possible by providing them with the natural gas they needed to get their fleet moving.
To date, GNG has helped recycle more than 60,000 pounds of old, unwanted electronics.
Greener Life is an optional service that helps customers make their natural gas service carbon neutral. For the average GNG customer, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions with Greener Life will be equivalent to driving 10,000 miles less each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
Our sister company in Ohio made its first purchase of Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG). RSG is natural gas that has undergone independent, third-party assessment that is produced with environmental best-practices to minimize its environmental impact.
Through the Greener Life program, GNG customer offset a milestone 100-million pounds of carbon from the atmosphere.