The Green Education Classes are back at Gas is a green gas company that offers liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for industrial, residential and vehicular use in the United States. His company is currently the only certified U.S. D.O.T. installer in the country.
John spoke about everything from Wind and Solar Power to Nuclear Power and the pros and cons of each. He pointed out that there are affordable alternative ways out there to power your home and vehicles and was quick to give any IRS incentives and facts to back them up. The Pixie Gas website offers this list of benefits for using LPG
- LPG emits about half the carbon dioxide as conventional gasoline.
- LPG is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005.
- If spilled, LPG presents no threat to soil, surface water, or groundwater because it evaporates immediately upon meeting the surrounding air.
- When burned, LPG emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions as an equivalent amount of electricity produced by coal-fired power plants (Energetics, 2007).
- LPG emits less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline, diesel, and electricity in many applications (Energetics, 2007).
- Compared to gasoline, LPG yields 12% less carbon dioxide, about 20% less nitrous oxide, and as much as 60% less carbon monoxide. (World LP Gas Association, January 2003, and California Energy Commission, January 2003)
- LPG cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96%, compared to gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.
- A traditional LPG water heater emits 60% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its electric counterpart.
- LPG-fueled radiant heat cuts down on dust and allergens in a home since there is no need for a fan or blower.
Pixie Gas makes conversion kits for vehicles that can be installed on cars, trucks and tractors so that you can run on LPG. You can even have an LPG pumping station at your home so that you will always be able to fuel your vehicle. They will train you so that you are comfortable with the process and help you with any tax forms that you qualify for. Pixie Gas is also seeking mechanics who would like to learn this technology and make it available to their customers.
For more information, please visit their website at PixieGas.com.
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