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Nicor Gas launches TotalGreen™ program to help customers manage their carbon footprint

NAPERVILLE, ILMay 30, 2023 – Nicor Gas today announces the launch of TotalGreen™, a voluntary pilot program designed for qualified customers to balance their carbon footprint from their use of natural gas by combining renewable natural gas credits[1] with the purchase of carbon offsets.[2]

“At Nicor Gas, our team is excited to offer a new way for our customers to help reach our state’s goal of a clean energy economy,” said Meena Beyers, vice president of Community and Business Development. “We are committed to doing our part to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and offer programs and options for our customers to live and work more sustainably as well. TotalGreen is just one example of how Nicor Gas is working tirelessly to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”

The program cost is an additional monthly charge that is calculated on a per therm basis – the measure of natural gas use. On average, the cost of participating in the voluntary TotalGreen Basic program for a single-family home is approximately $100 a year but varies based on individual natural gas use and plan selection.

To learn more, explore program details, and to see if you are qualified to enroll today, visit

In addition to TotalGreen, Nicor Gas also offers a robust energy efficiency program that all residential customers can take advantage of to save money and energy, including free energy-saving kits and complementary in-home energy audits. The company is also committed to reaching net zero GHG emissions from its operations by 2050 and supporting emissions reductions across the natural gas supply chain.

Through its parent company, Southern Company Gas, Nicor Gas is a founding member of Our Nation’s Energy (ONE) Future, a coalition of natural gas companies working to achieve a rate of methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain that is less than 1% of total production.

Beyond the company’s commitment to providing sustainable programs for our customers, Nicor Gas is also dedicated to achieving equitable access to the more than 650 communities it serves every day. As the largest natural gas provider in Illinois, Nicor Gas is focused on creating, maintaining and sustaining 10,000 acres of open space in its service territory.

Last year, Nicor Gas distributed $52,000 in grants to support environmental stewardship initiatives for nonprofit organizations that contribute clean air, conservation, preservation and sustainable activities.

To learn more about how renewable natural gas is contributing to a more sustainable future, visit

[1] i.e., Credits associated with the production of RNG, transferred to Nicor Gas in the form of Renewable Thermal Credits.

[2] TotalGreenTM addresses greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the combustion of natural gas at the point of consumption and does not include lifecycle emissions that occur during the extraction, production or delivery of natural gas.

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.3 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit

About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.3 million natural gas customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit 

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Allison Gregoire