Go Green with Propane

Propane — a Cleaner, Greener Fuel Choice

Clean-burning, non-toxic, energy-efficient!

You can feel good about using propane as a residential fuel source because propane is an approved alternative fuel in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Here are just a few ways that propane is an integral part of combating climate change.

Propane is a low-emissions energy source

In terms of carbon intensity — or the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated to produce a given amount of energy — propane has a lower impact than gasoline or diesel. It also has only about 68% of the carbon intensity of North Carolina’s grid electricity, which is still heavily reliant on coal and other fossil fuels for generation.

Propane contains no methane, a greenhouse gas that’s much more potent than CO2 at trapping heat in the atmosphere. Propane also emits virtually no particulate matter, a known carcinogen.

Propane powers efficiency

As you probably know, propane is also very energy efficient. Its unique, natural properties mean it works harder and more efficiently with less waste.

Currently, propane works harder by burning hotter than other energy sources. Additionally, technological innovations are advancing the power and performance of this already efficient fuel.

The future — renewable propane

Although not in wide use yet, renewable propane’s production grows each year. This revolutionary fuel is molecularly identical to conventional propane, but it’s made from renewable feedstocks, like used cooking oil, animal fats, forest and municipal waste and plant oil.

Right now, the carbon intensity of renewable propane is normally about one-quarter that of conventional propane. It’s also only about 18% that of North Carolina’s grid electricity!

If you would like to learn more about the green properties of propane, or if you want to find out more about its many uses inside and outside of your home, please contact us today.

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