What Is A Green Or Renewable Energy Source?

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According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), various human activities are the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions.1 Carbon emissions contribute to these greenhouse gases. For example, our cars, heating systems, appliances, etc impact the degree to which we emit carbon emissions into the environment.

If we all do our part in reducing individual carbon footprints, we can collectively help the environment by reducing greenhouse gases. There are ways to decrease your individual environmental impact such as carpooling, using public transportation, turning off lights when not in use, etc.

With regards to your home heating system, using fuel from Townsend Energy is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Our BioPure™ heating oil is a blend of biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur heating oil. And, as an industry, we are continuously making strides towards developing a higher level of green energy by increasing our blend ratios of biodiesel which further decreases carbon emissions.

In this article, we discuss:

  • How carbon impacts the environment
  • An in-depth definition of green energy sources
  • A discussion on how BioPure™ heating oil qualifies as a green energy source
  • The benefits of BioPure™ fuel
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Why Is Carbon Bad?

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Carbon traps heat on the earth’s surface, enabling a conducive environment for living things. However, too much of it can be harmful. Specifically, excessive heat results in global warming, a gradual heating of Earth’s surface, atmosphere, and oceans. Due to the adverse effects of global warming, we now experience climatic changes, low crop yields, increased fire threats, water shortage, salt invasion, and more.2
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What Is A Green Or Renewable Energy Source?

Per the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), clean or renewable energy is the energy derived from natural or organic sources that are constantly replenished to provide more energy.3 Renewable energy is also labeled as “green energy” since it does not emit carbon to the environment.

Why BioPure™ Heating Oil Is A Green Energy

Obtained from plant and animal fats, biodiesel is an incredible example of a green or renewable energy source.4 The combination of biodiesel with ultra-low sulfur heating oil forms an environmentally-friendly fuel, which is widely used for domestic heating in the US.

At Townsend Energy, we provide our customers with BioPure™ heating oil, a 20% blend of biodiesel with ultralow sulfur heating oil (ULSHO), commonly referred to as a b20 blend. And, our eco-friendly fuel is available today at no extra cost to our customers.

Furthermore, as an industry, we have committed to delivering environmentally friendly fuels to our customers through our adaptation of the Providence Resolution. The industry’s resolution calls for a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40% reduction by 2030, and net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050.

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Additional Benefits Of BioPure™ Heating Oil

There are many benefits for choosing BioPure™ heating oil over other heating fuels as highlighted below:

Support Local Farmers

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As mentioned earlier, BioPure™ fuel oil is a product of ultra-low sulfur oil, animal, and plant fats. This means that the main suppliers of the raw materials for BioPure™ heating oil are U.S. farmers. Clearly, using a combination of biodiesel and ULSHO heating fuel is a great way to support farmers and local businesses in the United States.

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Support Sustainability

Because animal and plant fats are readily available as long as farmers keep existing, Bioheat® heating oil will remain a sustainable option for U.S. households. This is because Bioheat® fuel oil is constantly replenished, providing more energy for domestic use. As such, using Bioheat® fuel is a good way to promote sustainability.

As our blend ratios increase over time, the reliance on #2 heating oil decreases, making our BioPure™ heating oil that much more sustainable.

Lower Your Carbon Footprint

image of a green leafy foot depicting a carbon footprintDue to the high risk of global warming, the federal government is urging more people to join in the protection of the environment through the use of eco-friendly products. BioPure™ Bioheat® heating oil is one of the products that can help lower your carbon footprint and keep the earth safe for humans and other living things.

Enhance The Comfort In Your Home

While you can heat your home with any type of energy, choosing BioPure™ Bioheat® heating oil will give you more comfort. A heating system that operates on BioPure™ as compared to an electric heat pump, provides a more reliable, steady heat, regardless of the outside temperatures.

Another benefit is that it burns cleaner. Therefore, there is less soot build-up as compared to other heating fuels. This extends the longevity and functionality of your home heating system.

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Won’t Run Out

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) projects that by 2050, renewable energy sources will be able to supply at least 80% of power requirements in the US. This is particularly important because renewable energy sources are unlikely to run out in the future.


Renewable energy is virtually inexhaustible. For example, the abundance of plants on earth means that biodiesel obtained from plant oils will always be available. As such, renewable energy is a reliable form of energy.

BioPure™ Fuel: Eco-Friendly Home Heating Oil

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Currently, the world’s most urgent mission is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, as per the United Nations Secretary-General.5 The heating oil industry, being proactive in this mission, is already doing its part via the Providence Resolution.

Many oil suppliers are offering a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. At Townsend Energy, we offer a b20 blend and have plans to be very aggressive in increasing our blend ratios in advance of the Providence Resolution goals. This renewable liquid fuel is a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil that significantly reduces the carbon emissions that heating systems emit. It offers a clean burn that other heating fuels can’t compare to.

And, the best news – this is…

…available TODAY,

for Northeastern Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine homes and businesses that currently receive oil deliveries from us,


It DOES NOT cost any more compared to regular oil!

Even better news…

existing oil-fired heating systems…

do not need any upgrades of equipment…

in order to burn this superior fuel.

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Townsend Energy makes it seamless to reduce your carbon footprint through the consumption of BioPure™ fuel. To schedule a BioPure™ heating oil delivery to your home, contact us today.

Why Choose Townsend Energy’s BioPure™ Heating Oil For Your Home?

te logoTownsend Energy is offering consumers throughout Northeastern Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine a cleaner, greener solution with BioPure™ heating oil. This ULSHO is blended with pure biodiesel.

You don’t need to make any costly modifications to your current furnace when switching to BioPure™ heating oil and can experience all of the benefits of using a cleaner-burning fuel.

Give us a call today and let’s discuss how BioPure™ heating oil can get you started in living greener and healthier.

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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