Propane is part of the green solution

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In this issue, you’re going to see a number of articles about propane and the environment. I’m among those who are extremely concerned about the impact of climate change. And it’s one reason I’m so proud we provide propane.

Most people don’t realize how much better propane is than alternative heating sources when it comes to reducing emissions in a cost-effective way. Propane is an affordable energy source that doesn’t require billions of dollars in new infrastructure like electricity does, and that isn’t subject to constant outages. Using it is an excellent way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while meeting your energy needs.

  1. Propane is an environmentally friendly, low-carbon fuel.
  2. According to data from the Propane Education & Research Council, the average propane-powered home reduces carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30%, compared with all-electric homes.
  3. Direct use of propane for space heating, cooking, heating water and drying clothes reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50%.
  4. We are working to be able to provide our customers with renewable propane, which has a negative carbon content.

In June, we opened the new, first-of-its-kind alternative fuel travel center outside Hartford. Although the Pride Travel Center offers traditional gasoline and diesel fuels, the real stars of the show are Hocon’s propane Autogas fueling station, Tesla fast and Level 2 charging ports, and a hydrogen refueling station.

It’s just the latest example of Hocon taking the lead in supporting Connecticut’s path to a greener future. We owe it to our children to do our part.

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