Spotlight on the Eco-Friendly Side of Propane

Millions of businesses and families around the country rely on propane to power their everyday activities. Propane can even fuel cars, trucks, and buses! It’s a great choice for anyone who is interested in reducing their carbon footprint on the planet—and as an added bonus, it’s also very cost-effective.

Propane isn’t a greenhouse gas.

Aside from energy sources like solar, wind, and water power, it’s commonly thought that any other fuel automatically produces greenhouse gases. But actually, propane isn’t considered a greenhouse gas. Greenhouse gases are any atmospheric gases that absorb infrared radiation and in turn, radiate heat. Examples include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane. But propane doesn’t have this property, and it doesn’t contribute to global climate change. It’s a clean-burning alternative fuel source that’s rapidly becoming more widely used in the U.S.

Propane is non-caustic and non-toxic.

Accidents happen. Remember the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010? It had disastrous effects on the ecosystem and marine wildlife, and those effects could continue for years to come. Many people have switched to propane specifically because it isn’t an environmental hazard like oil is. Both propane liquid and propane gas are non-toxic. A spill won’t inflict damage on the soil, groundwater, or the freshwater or saltwater ecosystems.

Propane doesn’t contribute to acid rain.

When compounds like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the atmosphere, they mix with other chemicals, water, and oxygen. The result is acidic pollutants that cause acid rain. Acid rain causes damage to the lakes, rivers, wildlife, and crops. But propane has only negligible levels of sulfur, and so it doesn’t contribute to this environmental problem.

Are you ready for your next propane delivery in Tucson? Call Barnett’s Propane to request service, or sign up for our convenient auto-fill program to ensure that your home or business never runs out of eco-friendly fuel. You can reach a knowledgeable representative by calling our location in Tucson at (520) 628-8525 or in Sierra Vista at (520) 458-4541.