So much has changed in the 51 years since the first Earth Day.
It can be debated that people really began caring about the environment after seeing the devastating effects of neglecting it, from deadly smog to oil spills to even domestic rivers catching on fire. Their concern, speaking out and activism led to the vast change in both business practices and government oversight. The Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act helped significantly reduce air and water pollution respectively.
As we look toward Earth Day on April 22nd, there has been a lot of positive change to date, but so much remains to be done. The threat of climate change also looms large.
While we may recycle and compost, there is another way we can do better for the environment—use propane gas in and around our homes!
Advanced Propane can is the leader in Tennessee and Southern Kentucky for dependable, safe propane delivery.
The idea of propane being environmentally friendly may be surprising to some who are unfamiliar, but it really is true.
Propane is named as an alternative fuel in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the 1992 National Energy Policy.
Propane has a smaller carbon footprint than other fossil fuels such as diesel, gasoline, kerosene, and ethanol. In fact, propane combustion produces fewer than half the greenhouse gas emissions made by electricity to produce the same amount of energy.
The energy efficiency of propane makes it more environmentally friendly than other energy sources as well. For example, a propane tankless water heater can save you up to 50% on energy costs compared with a similar water heater that’s powered by electricity. A propane clothes dryer saves energy by getting a laundry dryer 25% faster than comparable electric dryers.
Unlike gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and other liquid fossil fuels, propane does not cause environmental damage in the rare event of a leak. It does not soak into the ground, get in the water, or leave a residue. It simply dissipates in the air.
It’s non-toxic and does not harm air, water, soil, marine life, plant life, or aquatic life.
Get local, reliable delivery of eco-friendly propane gas to your local home or business today by becoming an Advanced Propane customer!