Washington Gas said it beat two aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals four years ahead of schedule as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship.
The utility achieved a 74% reduction in absolute GHG emissions from its fleet and facilities and a 20% reduction in methane emissions for every unit of natural gas delivered, exceeding goals of 70% and 18%, respectively, by 2020.
Bureau Veritas North America provided an independent verification of the GHG emissions for both the baseline (2008) and 2014 years, validating the reduction. Washington Gas surpassed its emissions reduction goals earlier than projected through several initiatives, including:
* Establishing a LEED Gold-certified Washington Gas operations headquarters in Springfield, VA. The facility uses Bloom Energy server fuel cells that use natural gas to generate electricity, producing almost...