SoCalGas is proud to support California Clean Air Day on October 3, 2018. A project of the Coalition for Clean Air, this is the first statewide effort of its kind to encourage individuals and communities across the state to take the Clean Air Pledge to reduce air pollution. SoCalGas supports Clean Air Day by promoting energy conservation and efficiency among our employees and customers. They offer rebates for energy-efficient appliances and no-cost weatherization upgrades for eligible customers. And, since the largest source of air pollution in California is from the transportation sector, SoCalGas has invested in clean technologies such as new near-zero emissions engines for medium and heavy-duty trucks that can reduce harmful NOx pollutants by 90%. See what you or your business can do to help clean our air, take the pledge today!
PROGRAMS & SERVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS
Every successful business owner has that moment. The moment when they realize their choice to open a business was worth it. SoCalGas is committed to the success of business owners and decision makers, and so they are offering a moment just as rewarding.
When businesses upgrade to energy-efficient natural gas equipment, they’ll receive rebates toward the cost of their purchase, not to mention the savings on their bill. More importantly, when they see the increase of their bottom line. This is the first year SoCalGas is offering the business option to submit rebate applications completely online! Click here to learn more about rebates and incentives!
NEW STUDY ADVISES POLICYMAKERS TO CONSIDER RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS AS PART OF A BALANCED ENERGY STRATEGY
Recently, SoCalGas joined businesses, affordable housing advocates, scholars, and local government leaders to announce the results of a new study it commissioned by Navigant Consulting, Inc. that advises policymakers to consider renewable natural gas for California’s low carbon building strategy as a pathway for Califonria to achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. The analysis forecasts that replacing 16 percent of the traditional natural gas supply with renewable gas (RNG) captured from sources like dairies, wastewater treatment plants, and landfills, can achieve GHG reductions equivalent to converting 100 percent of buildings to electric only energy by 2030. By using a mix of both in and out of state resources, the renewable natural gas strategy is three times more cost effective in reducing GHGs than an electrification pathway. Unfortunately, many of California’s policymakers are pushing to remove natural gas from homes, and ignoring RNG, the lower cost solution. Learn more here!
SAFETY TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS
Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike without warning. That’s why it’s important to be prepared at all times. The following tips are designed to help you prepare for an respond to an emergency.
- Know where your natural gas meter is located and keep a 12-inch or larger adjustable wrench with your emergency supplies, near your building exit or next to your natural gas meter shut-off valve.
- To keep your water heater from moving or topping in an earthquake, strap it firmly to the wall studs in two places – the upper and lower one-third of the tank – with heavy bolts and metal strapping.
- Check your safety devices, such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, to make sure they’re functioning properly.
- Develop an emergency preparedness plan and kit.
*Information obtained through SoCalGas Community Newsletter Sept. 2018