Top Reasons Renewable Propane Needs to Be Included in the MA Clean Heat Standard

If you’re a resident of Western Massachusetts, you have most likely already heard of the proposed Clean Heat Standard as well as its potential ill effects for propane customers. Low-carbon propane is currently being excluded from proposed policy, including renewable propane, an even more eco-friendly version of an already environmentally conscious fuel. We at FSi Oil and Propane aim to do everything we can to add renewable propane to the MA Clean Heat Standard before it takes effect in the near future. Keep reading this blog post to learn the top reasons why renewable propane should be added to the Clean Heat Standard before it becomes policy statewide!

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What Is Renewable Propane?

For more than 100 years, Americans have been using abundant, affordable, American-made propane for low-carbon energy that goes places other can’t. And with renewable propane, it’s getting even better. Renewable propane is an alternative fuel made from feedstocks such as natural fats, vegetable oils, and various types of grease, like the biodiesel component of Bioheat® fuel. It works the exact same way as conventional propane and can be used in your existing propane heating equipment or appliances with no expensive conversions.

What Are Some Benefits of Renewable Propane?

  • Renewable propane has the same great features as conventional propane—reliability, portability, power, and reduced carbon emissions—but with even lower carbon emissions when compared with other energy sources.
  • Unlike conventional propane, renewable propane can be made from a variety of renewable feedstocks. The most common form of renewable propane today is a byproduct of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel made primarily from plant and vegetable oils, animal fats, or used cooking oil.
  • Technological advances in renewable propane are contributing to decarbonization today. We must consider a wide path to reach a zero-emissions future, and both propane and renewable propane should have an important role to play in the Clean Heat Standard.

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Want Renewable Propane to be Part of the CHS? Contact Your State Reps Now!

At FSi Oil and Propane, we believe our customers should have the right to choose how they heat their own homes. If you feel passionate about retaining your freedom when it comes to your energy choice, you must act now. Email your local state officials to let them know you are opposed to the Clean Heat Standard becoming a policy in Massachusetts without the inclusion of renewable propane. Don’t wait, because the Clean Heat Standard is likely to become policy soon if people don’t speak up about why they would prefer to keep their existing energy choice.