Rising temperatures, an increase in 100-degree days across the country, droughts, “super storms” and other severe weather last year raised the debate about pollution and its effect on climate change.
In June 2013 , the White House released President Obama’s “Climate Action Plan,” to cut carbon pollution, and calls for sweeping expansions to renewable and clean energy use, including natural gas. It also includes incentives for use of alternative fuels.
Though propane use was not specifically outlined in the plan, the National Propane Gas Association released a statement following the plan’s debut that outlined propane’s standing as a clean gas and why it should be considered as a critical tool to help lessen reliance on foreign and less energy-efficient fuels. Here are some of the highlights:
- Derived from natural gas
- Made in the United States
- Readily available in every state
- The world’s most used alternative fuel, with more than 9 billion gallons sold in the United States in 2011.
Propane also lessens greenhouse gas emissions by 64 and 52 percent respectively when compared to electricity. That’s an easy way for many to go green.
For more information on propane and the Climate Action Plan, go to http://www.npga.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1840.