If you use propane in your home here in the Hudson Valley, you know what an amazingly versatile energy source it is.
Just look at all propane can do:
But propane offers another great benefit: its environmental friendliness!
If this is a surprise to you, we invite you to read on to learn more!
Did you know that propane emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same amount of energy? More than 40% of the electricity used in the United States is produced by coal-fired power plants, which is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.
Pollution from coal-fired power plants can also lead to smog and in worse cases, acid rain. When propane is combusted, it doesn’t create anywhere near those levels of emissions.
If propane leaks, for instance, there’s no environmental damage whatsoever. It simply dissipates into the air with no ill effects to the air, water, aquatic or marine life, soil, or plant life.
Do you ever wonder what you could do that has the greatest positive impact on the environment? Less reliance on manmade-energy in your day-to-day activities should be at the top of the list! In fact, it’s another way propane is that much better for the planet.
When you calculate the total energy consumed (meaning the energy used in the extraction, processing, and transportation of a fuel to its point of use), propane is astonishingly better than electricity. With this analysis, propane is defined as 87% efficient. Electricity is only 32% efficient.
Propane burns cleaner and creates much fewer emissions than fuels like gasoline or diesel. That’s why businesses, municipalities, and school districts around the world and right here in the Hudson Valley are converting their vehicles like school buses, delivery vans, and police cars to propane autogas. Converting a vehicle to propane can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90% over its lifespan.
Contact us to find out more about the benefits of propane for your home! PitStop Fuels is ready to meet your fuel delivery and heating-equipment services needs.