Why is this such a gamechanger? For years now, autogas made from conventional propane has been far more friendly to the environment and more affordable than gasoline or diesel fuel. It emits less carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen/sulfur oxides. But autogas made from renewable propane burns even cleaner.
That’s because renewable propane has a lot less carbon intensity than other energy sources. Carbon intensity measures how many grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) are generated to produce a given amount of energy. Comparatively speaking, the carbon intensity of renewable propane is up to 5 times less than that of diesel or gasoline and up to 1.5 times less than that of electricity from the U.S. power grid. Propane school busses also cost much less than their electric counterparts.
These changes mean more truck fleets and school buses will contribute to cost savings and improved overall air quality with reduced emissions.
As more renewable propane becomes available, we’ll start introducing it in our residential deliveries.
We’re proud to be leading the way in bringing clean energy solutions to our area. Learn more about renewable propane gas.
David Gable, President