What Is A Green Or Renewable Energy Source?
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), various human activities contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.1 One of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gases is carbon emissions.
Our car, heating system, and appliances tend to significantly impact the number of carbon emissions that we emit in the environment. However, we can all play a role to reduce the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment by reducing our individual carbon footprints.
Fortunately, there are many changes that we can make to decrease our individual environmental impact. We can carpool, use public transport, turn off lights in rooms that are not in use, and even change the kind of fuel you use for your home heating system.
Wilcox’s Energy’s Bioheat® Heating Oil is a blend of biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur that can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
The oil industry is continuously working to develop green energy solutions. By increasing blend ratios of biodiesel, we can further help our community reduce carbon emissions.
In this article, we discuss:
- How carbon impacts the environment
- An in-depth definition of green energy sources
- A discussion on how Bioheat® heating oil qualifies as a green energy source
- The benefits of using Bioheat® fuel oil
If you’re interested to know more about how to reduce your carbon footprint and implement more green energy solutions, read on…
Why Is Carbon Bad?
- 1 Why Is Carbon Bad?
- 2 What Is A Green Or Renewable Energy Source?
- 3 Why Bioheat® Heating Oil Is A Green Energy
- 4 Additional Benefits Of Bioheat® Heating Oil
- 5 Bioheat® Heating Oil: An Eco-Friendly Home Heating Oil
- 6 Why Should You Choose Wilcox Energy’s Bioheat® Heating Oil?
Scientific research proves that carbon is necessary to trap heat on the Earth’s surface, creating an environment that is more conducive for living things to thrive. The problem, however, is that too much of it can be harmful.
An excess of carbon also implies the opposite. Too much heat results in global warming, the gradual heating of the Earth’s surface, atmosphere, and oceans.
Due to the adverse effects of global warming, we now experience climate change. Unfortunately, global heating leads to low crop yields, an increase in fire threats, water shortage, salt invasion, and more.2
What Is A Green Or Renewable Energy Source?
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council or the NRDC, clean or renewable energy is derived from natural or organic sources that are constantly replenished, providing us with sustainable energy.3
Renewable energy is also referred to as “green energy” because it doesn’t emit carbon to the environment.
Why Bioheat® Heating Oil Is A Green Energy
Biodiesel is an incredible example of a green or renewable energy source as it’s obtained from plant and animal fats.4 The combination of biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur heating oil is an environment-friendly fuel that is widely used for domestic heating in the US.
Wilcox Energy provides customers with Bioheat® heating oil, a 20% blend of biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO), also referred to as a B-20 blend. This eco-friendly fuel is available today at no extra cost for our customers.
As an industry, we have committed to deliver environment-friendly fuels to our customers. The Providence Resolution has laid out concrete plans and figures to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan aims to reduce carbon emissions by 15% by 2023, 40% by 2030, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Additional Benefits Of Bioheat® Heating Oil
By using Bioheat® heating oil over other fuels, you’ll also enjoy the following benefits:
Support Local Farmers
Bioheat® home heating oil is a product of ultra-low sulfur oil, animal, and plant fats. With that in mind, the main suppliers of our raw materials are our U.S. farmers.
By using a combination of biodiesel and ULSHO fuel oil, you also support local farmers and businesses in the United States.
Bioheat® heating oil is a sustainable fuel option since it fits the criteria of being constantly replenished. Animal and plant fats are always made available due to our hard-working farmers. U.S. households can count on this green energy source now and in the future,
As we plan to increase our blend ratios over time, the reliance on heating oil will decrease. This leads to greater sustainability for Bioheat® heating oil
Lower Your Carbon Footprint
As risks of global warming become more prevalent, the federal government is urging more and more people to do their part to protect the environment. Bioheat® heating oil is a liquid renewable fuel that can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
By using Bioheat® heating oil l, you’ll be lowering your carbon footprint and help keep the Earth safe for humans and other living creatures.
Enhance The Comfort In Your Home
You can also enjoy an improved level of comfort by using Bioheat® heating oil.
Although you can heat your home with any type of energy source, our fuel will help ensure that your heating system remains reliable and efficient.
Bioheat® Heating Oil burns cleaner, providing reliable and steady heat regardless of the changes in outside temperatures. On top of that, there is less soot build-up compared to when using other heating fuels. This cleaner burn leads to increased functionality and a longer lifespan for your heating system.
Won’t Run Out
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s energy projection claims that renewable energy sources will be able to supply at least 80% of the power requirements of the United States by 2050.
This shift is significant, considering our current dependence on non-renewable sources.
We can also guarantee that renewable energy sources, in general, are less likely to run out in the future than other alternatives. As the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) projects.
Lastly, renewable energy is reliable as it’s virtually inexhaustible. The Earth is abundant in plants, which means biodiesel, which is obtained from plant oils, will always be available for everyone.
Bioheat® Heating Oil: An Eco-Friendly Home Heating Oil
According to the United Nations Secretary-General, it is the world’s most urgent mission to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050.5 With this, the heating oil industry listened and made the commitment official via the Providence Resolution.
Many oil suppliers are offering a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Wilcox Energy offers a B-20 blend with plans to proactively increase our blend ratios to meet or surpass the Providence Resolution goals.
As mentioned above, Bioheat® heating oil is a renewable liquid fuel that can significantly reduce the carbon emissions that your heating system emits. Other heating fuels may be able to do this, too, but our heating oil offers a cleaner burn than other alternatives.
If you’re a home or business in the southern Connecticut shoreline, that currently uses oil heat, you can now order Bioheat® heating oil from Wilcox Energy TODAY!
Bioheat® does not come with any additional fees. It costs the same as #2 heating oil that your system currently uses. Additionally, you don’t need to upgrade your heating equipment to do your part in reducing your carbon footprint.
Wilcox Energy makes it easier for you to reduce your carbon footprint by simply using Bioheat® heating oil. To get started, give us a call to schedule a delivery to your home or business today!
Why Should You Choose Wilcox Energy’s Bioheat® Heating Oil?
Bioheat® heating oil packs all the benefits of a premium heating oil in one. It can be used with traditional heating systems without any adjustments, cutting the costs of modifications and converting to other heat sources.
As a biodiesel and ULSHO (ultra-low sulfur heating oil) blend, your heater runs more efficiently and cleaner while preserving its condition.
Bioheat® heating oil uses 100% biodiesel to create a blend with lower carbon emissions, making it a safer option to use in the home and a safer choice for the environment.
Call Wilcox Energy today to learn more about Bioheat® fuel and join us in reducing carbon emissions today!
For more information about our Bioheat® heating oil deliveries or our HVAC services, be sure to contact Wilcox Energy. You can click here to contact us, or you can call us at (860) 399-6218 to find out more. We offer a full line of home comfort services, all customizable to meet your needs. Call now!
1. United States Environmental Protection Agency: Greenhouse Gas Emissions ↩
2. NASA Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: The Effects of Climate Change ↩
3. NRDC: Climate & Clean Energy ↩
4. Project Carbon Freedom: A Responsible Path to Renewable Heat ↩
5. United Nations Secretary-General: Carbon Neutrality by 2050 ↩