Propane: A Low Carbon, Zero Waste Fuel
When most people think of a low carbon future, electric power is right at the center of it. But when you take a closer look, another fuel could be an even better option for shrinking our carbon footprint: propane gas.
Consider these propane benefits:
- Energy efficiency in production – According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nearly two-thirds of electricity generated at most power plants is lost between the plant and the consumer. The energy produced by propane gas, on the other hand, is energy generated on the spot – it does not degrade, is easily stored, and is ready for immediate use.
- Portability – Because propane is easy to transport, more than 12 million households in rural America depend on it for heat, power, and appliances. Remote commercial enterprises rely on propane, too: for example, four out of five of U.S. farmers use propane grain dryers to reduce crop loss, improve yield, and preserve margins.
- Availability in a crisis – Propane is an incredibly reliable energy source after hurricanes, wildfires, or other disasters paralyze Vermont communities. It’s also the perfect fuel for generators, which can keep your appliances, safety systems, and other equipment working when the grid is down.
- Cost efficiency for those in need – According to a study released by the American Gas Association, policies that would force residents to convert their homes to electricity would increase average residential energy costs by as much as $910 per year, forcing lower-income Americans to choose between heating their homes and critical necessities like food and medicine.
When it comes to providing eco-friendly energy, especially during the cold New England winters, propane is a big piece of the low-carbon puzzle. Contact us today to learn more about propane deliveries in Central VT.
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