Propane is an Environmentally Friendly Fuel
Propane is an approved, clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Propane is one of the lightest, simplest hydrocarbons in existence, and, as a result, is one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels.
Burning coal to generate electricity releases carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Per pound of fuel burned, coal emits more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide as does propane. By using propane gas instead of electricity, consumers can cut emissions and help preserve the environment.
Propane gas is nontoxic, so it is not harmful to soil or water. Because propane does not endanger the environment, the placement of propane tanks either above or below ground is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
According to EPA, much of the sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere, which produces acid rain, is attributable to coal-fired electricity-generating facilities. In contrast, neither the process by which propane is produced nor the combustion of propane gas produces significant acid rain contaminants.
The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) footprint of propane is relatively small compared to other fuels in terms of total emissions and emissions per unit of energy consumed. Propane has the lowest emission rate of the major energy sources, with the exception of natural gas.
Northern Sierra Propane is a Green Company!
What we are currently do....
-Recommend you call in to the office when your propane tank is at 30% or less saving unnecessary trips to your home or business thus saving fuel and reducing emissions.
-We recycle all paper and other materials at our office.
- We Have reduced Energy Consumption using energy saving light bulbs, shutting down equipment when not in use and replacing our entire delivery fleet with the cleanest burning diesel engines available today.
- Customers can now view and pay your bill online, saving trips to the post office buying stamps or dropping off mail.
What we are currently working on....
- Collecting email's from current customer's so we can send flyers by email reducing our paper usage.
-In the near future we will offer e- billing and e-statements, saving paper and reducing our carbon footprint.