Southern California Gas Company Sets Bold Net Zero Emissions Pledge
Largest U.S. gas distribution utility commits to achieving net zero scope 1,2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2045
Commitment aligns with Paris Climate Agreement and demonstrates the foundational role of gas infrastructure in advancing California's carbon neutral economy
LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the largest gas utility in the U.S., today announced the company's bold commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its operations and delivery of energy by 2045.
This commitment makes SoCalGas the largest gas distribution utility in North America to set a net zero target including scopes 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions, which would eliminate not only its own direct emissions, but also those generated by customers' energy delivered by SoCalGas' energy infrastructure.1
SoCalGas' commitment aligns with the Paris Climate Agreement's recommendations and reflects the company's focus on supporting California with a resilient gas grid through the energy transition to support a carbon neutral economy.
"Our mission is to build the cleanest, safest and most innovative energy company in America," said Scott Drury, SoCalGas CEO. "We will lead the energy transition by providing clean fuels and innovative technologies essential to carbon neutrality for California. Through collaboration and partnership, California can develop clean energy solutions at scale and serve as a global beacon for energy innovation."
SoCalGas, which serves nearly 22 million residents, representing half the state's population, has a long record of emissions reduction progress in support of California's environmental goals. This includes implementing energy efficiency programs, delivering increasing amounts of carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG), and developing zero-carbon hydrogen technologies, among others. These efforts have resulted in carbon reductions of over 3.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), the equivalent of removing more than 700,000 passenger vehicles off the road for an entire year. Read More