Study shows natural gas key to achieving dramatic emission reduction goals
In 2018 NW Natural introduced our Low Carbon Pathway with a carbon savings goal of 30% by 2035. But how will we get there—and how will we go even further? Recently, NW Natural commissioned a study by one of the nation’s leading economic and environmental consulting firms to assess how the Pacific Northwest can dramatically reduce emissions, while serving energy needs on the coldest winter days. This study shows the most affordable path is to add 25% renewable natural gas into our existing pipeline system. New technology allows waste from landfills, farms and waste water treatment plants to be turned into clean, renewable natural gas. This renewable energy can then be delivered to homes and businesses through NW Natural’s system, which lowers emissions much like wind and solar energy. Today, natural gas sales to our residential and commercial customers account for about 6% of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions. But we know we can do even better and we invite you to join us as we conserve, offset and innovate to address climate change
Learn more about this study and our low carbon pathway at lesswecan.com.