Autogas, the solution to accelerate decarbonisation in U.S. transport

A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide peaked during May 2021 to the highest levels ever recorded at an average of 419 parts per million. In this regard, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) emphasises the need to accelerate decarbonisation today with clean energy sources like Autogas.

“That is a staggering number, and one that should make any fleet owner or transportation director want to take action now to reduce their fleet’s emissions,” said Steve Whaley, director of Autogas business development for PERC. “Autogas and renewable propane are ultra-low carbon energy sources that are proven and available today to accelerate decarbonisation.”

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the transportation industry accounts for 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. Fleet owners can do their part to lower these emissions by being well-versed on their energy source selections.

Currently, medium- and heavy-duty LPG-powered vehicles provide a lower carbon footprint solution in 38 U.S. states when compared to equivalent electric vehicles charged from the electrical grid. Moreover, vehicles powered by bio-LPG provide a lower carbon footprint solution in every U.S. state except Vermont, where electricity is generated by Canadian hydroelectric power plants. For more information, please check this link.

4 August 2021