Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a clean-burning, low carbon fossil fuel.
LPG can be considered a green form of energy because compared to other fuels used for home heating, LPG emits virtually no soot and produces extremely low levels of carbon dioxide. It also gives off low levels of other particulates that contribute to pollution and global warming such as sulphur and nitrogen.
What makes LPG Green?
It’s not only ‘green’ due its low carbon emissions but also because of its low contamination risk. If LPG is leaked, it evaporates straight away so it doesn’t cause damage to the ground, water supply or wildlife.
What can LPG be used for?
As well as being environmentally friendly, LPG is extremely versatile, it can be used for many purposes including home heating, cooking, camping and driving. An increasing number of motorists are now choosing to convert their car from petrol or diesel to LPG. LPG is almost half the price of petrol and diesel at the pumps so it has financial benefits as well as helping to reduce road transport pollution.
The environmental benefits of using LPG
An article posted on 2degreesnetwork.com outlines a study which demonstrated that LPG beats all other types of fuel in terms of environmental benefits. The research was based on the study of over 9,000 cars and vans. The results showed that cars fuelled by LPG ranked the cleanest out of other cars that ran on petrol, diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG).
There are currently no cars in the UK that come ready to use LPG. The LPG industry believe that this should be changed to encourage more people to buy LPG cars as it can be off-putting having to spend money on the converting process.