Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact – “Green” Technology

Help your development go “green” with a Community Gas System™ Propane Distribution Systems from Sharp Energy!

Through its innovative and flexible delivery system, Sharp enables consumers who previously could not access alternative energy sources to use more efficient energy, thereby diminishing the environmental impact.

Propane is one of the cleanest burning alternative fuels. Non-toxic and insoluble in water, propane creates no threat to the soil, aquifers or the underground water supply. It is one of the lightest hydrocarbons in existence with fewer ozone-forming emissions than many other alternative fuels. Clean-burning propane provides a greener carbon footprint as it emits nearly two-thirds less carbon emissions than electricity (Source: National Propane Gas Association).

According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), propane is a low-emission alternative fuel that is available domestically. Switching to propane from green house gas (GHG) intense fuels provides an opportunity to immediately lower greenhouse gas emissions.

By choosing propane over electric, consumers help to cut down on a major source of pollution in the United States. Additionally, a PERC study shows that using propane in certain applications produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions making it an attractive option to help cut carbon emissions. CGS™ Propane Distribution Systems provides the opportunity for consumers to replace their electric home appliances and utilize many green lifestyle options such as fireplaces, gas ranges, central heating, space heaters, gas dryers, generators, and tankless water heaters.

Gas heat and gas-powered water heaters produce 60 percent less carbon emissions than electric water heaters. In space heating applications, propane emits 12 percent fewer carbon emissions than electric heat pump systems and 64 percent fewer than electric baseboard heating (Source: PERC).

Propane was approved as an alternative fuel and listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. In fact, the Clean Air Act names propane as one of the solutions to a cleaner, healthier environment.

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