Fuel Oil News recently featured our President & CEO Michael Stivala on Earth Day in their Guest Column to share his views on propane and how it can offer immediate opportunities to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions over other fossil fuels.
“As our country continues to grapple with the unprecedented health crisis from the COVID-19 outbreak, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day has come upon us as a reminder of another challenge,” writes Michael A. Stivala, President and CEO of Suburban Propane Partners: “How to reduce our carbon footprint amidst the concern over the effects of climate change.”
Propane is a versatile, affordable, safe, abundantly-available energy source. Recognized for its low environmental impact in the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA), propane can offer immediate opportunities to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions over other fossil fuels. Even today, so many people equate propane solely as a popular source of heat to fire up their backyard barbecue grills. Yet, propane is already relied upon by millions in the United States to provide heat and energy for their homes, businesses, farms and fleets, among many other applications.