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Environment

At Peoples Gas, our business is to serve the present and future energy needs of our customers with reliable and affordable natural gas in a responsible manner. We do so while maintaining our commitment to protect and enhance our environment.

Natural gas is the one energy source that is efficient, carbon-friendly, domestically-produced and economical.

Using natural gas for space heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying and other residential applications saves up to 60 percent on certain energy costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 70 percent. Natural gas usage by commercial and industrial customers also reduces emissions and saves on energy costs. So get the facts about the stewardship of Peoples Gas and other TECO Energy companies in our environmental story.

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs)

NGVs are another way our product is helping the environment. Exhaust emissions from a typical NGV are much lower than those from gasoline-powered or diesel vehicles. Plus, NGVs produce little or no evaporative emissions during fueling and use.

Lighten your
carbon footprint

When one average Florida household switches a non-gas water heater to a natural gas tankless water heater, it reduces the household carbon footprint by approximately 3,000 pounds every year. That's about the size of an average rhinoceros.

If just 10,000 Floridians made the switch to natural gas, the state's carbon footprint would be reduced by 15,000 tons.

Saving 15,000 tons of carbon is equivalent to recycling about 4,700 tons of waste instead of sending to a landfill, or removing the emissions of nearly 2,500 automobiles on Florida roads each year.*

*Source: U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency