Written on: June 21, 2021
With climate change being an urgent problem, many of us are looking for ways to make our lives and home more environmentally friendly.
The burning of propane results in less than half the greenhouse gas emissions as releasing electricity to produce the same amount of energy.
Over 40% of the electricity in the United States is generated by coal-fired power plants. Power plants that use coal for fuel produce carbon dioxide, which leads to smog and acid rain. Electricity production is the second-highest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, behind only transportation.
The combustion of propane does not create those levels of emissions to cause those problems.
There’s another way propane has a lower environmental impact than other fuels. In the rare event of a leak, propane simply dissipates into the air. It does not harm air, water, soil, plant life, marine life, or aquatic life. Gasoline, diesel, and heating oil can’t say that!
When you take into account all the energy consumed in fuel production and delivery, propane is dramatically superior to electricity. When using this analysis, propane is 87% efficient. Electricity is a meager 32% efficient.
When it comes to heating your home, propane is more efficient than electric heat pumps. Propane is a heat source that gets your home warm more quickly than electric, so a propane furnace cycles on less frequently and runs for shorter periods of time.
Propane autogas is already powering buses, police cars, and commercial vehicles like delivery vans in towns and cities around the world, including right here in the Hudson Valley.
Propane is a fuel that has less carbon than other petroleum products. It burns cleaner and creates fewer environmentally damaging emissions. Converting your car to run on propane can significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Those emissions can be cut by about 90%!
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