CALLECTIVE – A natural gas marketing company. Callective buys gas from energy producers and marketers and in turn sells that gas to consumers.
CARBON FOOTPRINT – This refers to the amount of greenhouse gases generated by your actions, including all the carbon emissions that enter the atmosphere from your individual decisions.
CENTRUM CUBIC FEET (CCF) – This is a unit of measurement used when calculating the volume of natural gas consumed or delivered, one CCF is equal to the volume of 100 cubic feet. Although natural gas is also commonly measured in Therms (thermal energy units), it is simpler to calculate the volume of gas in CCF rather than thermal energy units. This is why consumers often see their gas usage reported in CCF on their monthly statements instead of Therms. One CCF is equal to 1.025 Therms, so both units of measurement can be converted quite easily from one to the other.
COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) – A type of alternative fuel produced by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure that can be used in place of gasoline, diesel fuel and propane; mainly used in this form as a means of transport or storage.
CPUC – California Public Utilities Commission.