A Key Energy for a Low-Carbon Future.
A low-carbon future is something we can all agree is good for our planet, but how do we meet the increasing energy needs of the world and reduce carbon in our atmosphere?
Propane is one solution. Its low-carbon, high-energy output makes it a perfect fuel for vehicle fleets, agriculture, shipping, industrial work and landscape management, just to name a few.
Propane’s versatility is why nearly 12 million U.S. households use it for high-intensity energy appliances like water heaters and furnaces. Can propane help lead the world toward a low-carbon future? Yes, Propane Can Do That®.
– Propane Education and Resource Council
The Green Gas Initiative
The ThompsonGas family of companies founded the Green Gas Initiative, a program to educate communities on how they can lessen their impact on the enviroment through clean american energy.
The Environmental Impact of Common Fuels
Since electricity needs to be generated from an primary energy source, and often has to travel miles to your home, it’s far less efficient to use for the carbon output it sends into the atmosphere.
There’s a reason many car makers are moving away from the traditional gasoline powered engine for their cars. Mile after mile, they continuously release harmful pollutants from the exhaust pipes into the air.
Propane is a clean burning fuel, which means it doesn’t release harmful chemicals as you use it. Because it can be stored locally in a liquid state, far less energy is lost, and doesn’t require long habitat disrupting power lines.
Not all Fossil Fuels are
You will often hear that all fossil fuels are bad.
This is really not the case, whereas coal, oil, and gasoline pollute when they’re burned, propane is produced by taking an otherwise harmful greenhouse gas in the form of methane, and purifying it.
Propane isn’t created from this process alone either. Renewable propane can be produced from animal fats and cooking oils prior to being converting into bio-diesel, and can be used in the same ways that methane-purified propane can.
How Can You Help?
Now you’re probably wondering: how can I possibly help? There’s ways both small and large, and the key is to not get discouraged, adjusting your lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint is a gradual but meaningful transition. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.