Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was observed.
It was a critical moment in our history when it came to the environment. As a nation, we had recently witnessed ecological disasters like the Santa Barbara oil spill, where close to 100,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the Santa Barbara channel, and the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland catching on fire thanks to a combination of an oil slick and decades of pollution.
Over these last 50 years, many things have changed. Smog has been greatly reduced in urban areas. Recycling has increased. Water has gotten cleaner in many areas.
But we face a major threat today: climate change. We want to do something about it, but we’re not sure what.
Propane is named as an alternative fuel in both the 1990 update to the Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy. That’s just the beginning of why propane is such an earth-friendly energy choice.
Propane reduces your carbon footprint. Propane combustion produces less than half of the greenhouse gas emissions made by electricity to produce the same amount of energy. And it contains less carbon than other fossil fuels like heating oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and ethanol.
Propane gives you better energy efficiency. Propane-powered appliances are usually more efficient, and sometimes much more efficient, than similar electric appliances. 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 laundry dryer 25% faster than electric dryers.
Propane is safer. In the rare event of a propane tank leak, it does not spill, pool or leave a residue but instead dissipates into the air. Unlike heating oil, it’s nontoxic and won’t harm air, water, soil, and aquatic or plant life.
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