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CARBON REDUCTION

CARBON REDUCTION

Choose Carbon Offsets Matched to Natural Gas Usage for Your Home

Choose natural gas from WGL Energy matched with carbon offsets to reduce your carbon footprint and support cleaner air and water. Customers who select our 100% carbon offset option counterbalance, or offset, the environmental impact of their residential natural gas usage.

A carbon offset represents a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions made in one place to compensate for emissions created in another place. Our carbon offsets come from emission reduction projects such as landfill gas capture and destruction and efficient transportation. They're our way of offering you an enhanced natural gas product and committing to cleaner air and water in our region.

CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy

(For residential customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia)

CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets are independently verified and sourced from current, ongoing activities such as landfill gas capture and destruction projects in Maryland. They also include investments in new clean air and water projects like tree plantings through our partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). Click here to view project sources.

All standard natural gas offers in BGE, Columbia Gas (Maryland and Virginia) and Washington Gas (the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) utility territories include an automatic match of 5% carbon offsets for residential customers.

To further reduce your carbon footprint, choose natural gas matched with 100% CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets. When you choose the 100% carbon offset option, you counterbalance the environmental impact of all of your natural gas usage — improving air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

To enroll in 100% CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy, click the 'Upgrade or Enroll Now' button below.

 

PA Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy

(For residential customers in Pennsylvania)

PA Carbon Offsets are independently verified and sourced from current, ongoing activities such as landfill gas capture and destruction projects throughout Pennsylvania. They also include investments in new clean air and water projects like tree plantings through our partnership with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). Click here to view project sources.

All standard natural gas offers in PECO and UGI Penn Natural utility territories include an automatic match of 5% carbon offsets for residential customers.

To further reduce your carbon footprint, customers in PECO can choose natural gas matched with 100% PA Carbon Offsets. When you choose the 100% carbon offset option, you counterbalance the environmental impact of all of your natural gas usage — improving air and water quality in Pennsylvania.

To enroll in 100% PA Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy, click the 'Upgrade or Enroll Now' button below.

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Carbon Reduction Funds

Our carbon offsets are unique because they go one step further by also including investments in activities such as tree plantings that improve air and water quality. WGL Energy and its clean energy partner, Sterling Planet, jointly invest a portion of the proceeds into the "Carbon Reduction" and the "PA Carbon Reduction" funds every time carbon offsets are purchased. The carbon reduction funds are central to the program's long-term benefits. The investments made by WGL Energy and Sterling Planet into the Carbon Reduction Fund and the PA Carbon Reduction Fund are managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), respectively, and go toward new projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also helping to improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region and the state of Pennsylvania.