Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancelled: Finding a Green Alternative

On July 5, 2020, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s cancellation. Since it was announced in 2014, the natural gas pipeline was a source of debate due to its potential negative impact on wildlife and communities across West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Its cancellation came as welcome news to many communities operating independently of a centralized pipeline by utilizing low-carbon fuels such as propane. The popularity of propane has continued to rise due to its green footprint and off-the-grid versatility. 

A Growing Green Alternative  

Over 12 million American households and environmentally conscious businesses utilize green propane fuel. Its high-energy output is three times more efficient than electricity and produces 43 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid.

Propane does not harm soil, effect ozone, or pose a hazard to drinking water and marine ecosystems. Renewable propane is also carbon-neutral from creation to consumption. Produced by converting plant and vegetable oils, waste greases, and animal fat into fuel, propane delivers high energy output without adding carbon to the atmosphere. 

Off-the-Grid Options

Propane plays a crucial role in meeting energy needs throughout Virginia, especially in off-the-grid locations not linked to a centralized pipeline or power grid. Storage is flexible and easy to install in virtually any environment without disrupting sensitive habitats. A single propane tank can hold enough fuel to meet a single-family home’s annual energy needs. 

Many homeowners utilize the clean-burning fuel as a supplemental energy source to their solar-powered homes due to propane’s grid-independent nature. Propane’s efficiency is ideal for powering high consumption appliances such as stoves, washers, and dryers. Pairing propane and solar energy offers users a carbon-neutral means to enjoy true off-the-grid living. 

Providing Environmentally Sustainable Fuel 

Households and businesses across Virginia turn to Foster Fuels as their go-to provider for environmentally responsible fuels such as propane and bio-diesel. Locally-based and family-owned, Foster Fuels has been in business since 1921 and is invested in the sustainability of the fuels it provides to the local community. 

The families and businesses served are more than just customers. Foster Fuels take pride in ensuring local communities receive unbeatable service and a product that meets their needs now and will have a positive impact in the future. 

Visit Foster Fuels’ website to learn more about its mission to fuel neighbors and businesses. If you are looking to place an order, visit their fuel portal or call us at 800-344-6457. 

Your Local Fuel Provider

Foster Fuels has multiple showroom locations across central Virginia . Find your local Foster Fuels location and stop by to learn more about our services and get inspiration for your next home upgrade.

 

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