Facts about Energy Efficiency

News about energy efficiency in North Carolina and beyond

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Down the road, you can expect to see more technological advances becoming widespread, which will make propane’s value per dollar greater than ever before, including renewable propane and net-zero energy solutions.

North Carolina and the transition to a clean-energy economy

On October 29, 2018, Governor Cooper established the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council as part of an executive order that outlined North Carolina’s commitment to addressing climate change and transitioning to a clean,-energy economy. Read more.

Renewable propane may be the key to the industry’s future

With a renewable component, the propane industry joins the conversation with wind and solar for the future of America’s energy portfolio. Read more.

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Going off the grid with propane

It’s possible to go off the electric grid entirely, thanks to a system that uses micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) technology. This allows a furnace to be combined with a generator to heat a home or a business while also producing electricity. Micro-CHP technology has been used for decades in the commercial and industrial sectors. It has also proven to be a viable option in residences where there is a high demand for propane. Here are five ways to tell if micro-CHP is right for a home.

Propane can make a zero net energy (ZNE) home more attainable

Incorporating propane appliances into a ZNE building significantly lowers its energy consumption, making it easy to achieve sustainability goals and deliver premium performance to homeowners. Read more.