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by: bettynavans December 10, 2012 6:46 PM PST

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Crown Capital Management: Propane benefits as low energy alt

by bettynavans - 12/10/12 6:46 PM

<span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; color: rgb(74, 74, 73); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Propane certainly has a
lot of things going for it, especially in remote rural and outback locations
unable to be connected to the main electricity grid. It boasts strong
environmental credentials. According to the BRE in the UK, LPG is the lowest carbon-intensive
fuel available in gas-main-free areas. Furthermore, a recent study by
energy consultant NIFES Consulting Group commissioned by Calor Gas showed that
commercial buildings can reduce carbon emissions by 22 per cent by replacing an
old oil boiler with one that uses LPG.<o:p></o:p>

<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";
mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";
color:#4A4A49">This was partly a result of a more efficient system, and partly
a result of the emissions factor for fuel oil standing at 0.265 kilograms of
CO2 per kWh, higher than that of LPG, which comes in at 0.214 kilograms of CO2
per kWh. In addition, a separate study published earlier this year in the
peer-reviewed journal Environmental Impact Assessment Review earlier proved
that, in domestic buildings, heating oil generates about 20 per cent
more greenhouse gas emissions than LPG.<o:p></o:p>

<span style="font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#4A4A49">It is also more energy
efficient. The same NIFES study also showed that an oil boiler installed 15
years ago replaced with LPG can cut energy use by 11 per cent.<o:p></o:p>

<span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; color: rgb(74, 74, 73); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Though highly flammable,
it still has good safety credentials, at least from a pollution perspective.<span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";
color:#4A4A49">
<span style="background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Safety LPG is non-toxic and a leak of LPG vapour
is unlikely to pose any significant ground or water pollution hazard. As a
liquid, it is lighter than water so has the environmental benefit of always
remaining above the water level. Any LPG spillages simply vaporise and do not cause
soil or water contamination.
<span style="background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Furthermore, LPG suppliers typically own and are
therefore responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the LPG tank
installation. This means each time a delivery is made, the tank is checked by
the driver and, periodically, the installation is checked by a qualified
engineer. Essentially, this means that the tanks are one less thing for the
home or business to worry about.<a href="http://designbuildsource.com.au/benefits-propane-low-energy-alternative" style="outline: 0px; text-decoration: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; color: rgb(73, 124, 167); border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0in; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">
</a><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; color: rgb(74, 74, 73); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">LPG can be integrated with low-carbon and
renewable technologies to provide solutions for rural commercial developments
and refurbishments, which combine to create a reliable year-round heating
supply with further carbon and cost savings; an increasingly attractive option,
especially given the potential effects of the Carbon Tax.
<font color="#4a4a49" face="Verdana, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="line-height: 14px;">http://crowncapitalmngt.wordpress.com/</font>

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