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hazel mornick

new south wales, new south wales, Australia

Member since January 30, 2013


  • http://crowncapitalecomanagement.spotlife.se/2012/12/04/crown-capital-management-a-low-energy-alternative/

    Fossil fuel, low energy alternative

    While propane is most commonly used for domestic, commercial and industrial heating applications, a shift is now on that could see this Liquefied Petroleum Gas, or LPG, play a bigger role in reducing the energy consumption of buildings. 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. 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. It is also more energy efficient. The same NIFES study also showed that an oil boiler installed 15 years a...