Environmental Benefits of Propane
Propane is a clean, environmentally-friendly energy source.
In fact, it is considered the cleanest conventional fuel, emitting far less greenhouse gas than most other energy sources. Now, more than ever, people are paying more attention to their carbon footprint. As a hydrogen-rich fuel, propane is naturally a clean, low-emissions energy source. Because it is also incredibly efficient, propane can effectively provide heat, hot water and other functions while reducing the homeowners’ environmental impact compared to electricity.
Today, propane is powering a cleaner world in many different applications: on the road with school buses and trucks; in homes through furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, cooktops, backup generators, outdoor grills and firepits; in the field powering irrigation systems, organic weed and pest control and confinement space heating; at work keeping the supply chain moving with clean and powerful forklifts and delivery vehicles; and protecting the environment with propane mowers, portable generators and even ocean liners and rocket ships. Propane is also seen in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) homes, which produce as much energy as they use.
When it comes to fueling the future, propane is a clean, efficient option for all your energy needs.
Propane & the Environment
Positive Environmental Impact
Propane provides an immediate and effective way to make a positive impact on the environment. High-efficiency propane furnaces emit 50% less greenhouse gases compared to electric furnaces and 22% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to electric heat pumps. Propane cooktops, water heaters and clothes dryers also post lower emissions than their electric counterparts. In addition to producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, propane is a non-poisonous, non-toxic fuel that won’t contaminate soil or groundwater, making it safe to use anywhere.
The United States and North America produce enough propane for homes and businesses with plenty to spare. This important domestic production contributes to America’s energy independence, and an abundant supply makes propane a dependable energy source all year long. And coming on-line fast is the production of bio-propane, identical to the original fuel but created from plant and vegetable waste material.
The typical propane tank has a useful lifespan of between 30 and 40 years. It is also made from 85% recycled steel and is 100% recycled after service. Even the brass fittings on the tank are made from a high percentage of recycled brass and are 100% recyclable.
Dependable, Alternative Energy
No single fuel will meet every energy challenge. Wind and solar are both promising, low-emissions renewable energy sources, but when it comes to heating water, powering a school bus and more, propane provides clean, dependable and powerful solutions. Propane is a low-emission, portable, safe and efficient fuel for today and tomorrow.
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