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Propane Is an Alternative Fuel

The Environmental Benefits of Propane

propane alternative energy new yorkAs an alternative fuel, propane has a lot to offer your central or western New York home or business. Propane is extremely versatile, safe, and efficient. Using propane as a source of energy also has environmental benefits. Let’s explore what makes propane so eco-friendly.

Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Compared to electricity, propane produces up to 50% less in greenhouse gas emissions. This makes sense when you consider that more than 40% of the electricity used in the US is generated by coal-fired power plants. In fact, electricity is second only to transportation in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in America. In addition, coal-fired plants produce pollution that causes smog and acid rain. By comparison, propane produces significantly less emissions when burned.

Safe & Clean

Consider all the harm done to the environment when there’s an oil spill. Unlike in the case of gasoline, traditional heating oil, and diesel fuel, a propane spill doesn’t cause damage to the environment. Instead of polluting the air, water, and soil or causing damage to the surrounding plant, marine, or aquatic life, it simply evaporates.

Energy Efficiency

The environment benefits whenever you can find a way to use less energy. That’s possible with propane. When you consider the energy used in the extraction, processing, and transportation to its point of use of propane versus electricity, propane is 87% efficient while electricity is only 32% efficient.

Commercial Uses

Propane Autogas is a popular choice for high mileage vehicle fleets like school buses and police cars. Warehouses around the country are also choosing propane-powered forklifts. Propane is also a great source of heat for construction sites because it works fast and offers efficiency, versatility, and safety.

Propane has a lot to offer your New York home or business. And if you live or work in western or central New York, you should turn to Irish Propane for all propane delivery needs. Our fourth-generation, family-owned, certified women’s enterprise serves both residential and commercial customers.

If you’re looking for a reliable propane supplier in or around the Rochester or Buffalo areas of New York, choose Irish Propane. Contact us today to schedule your next propane delivery or learn more about our convenient payment plans.

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