Renewable energy in South Africa: Staying cool with natural gas

When used as refrigerants, flourocarbons can cause severe damage to the Earth’s ozone layer. That’s why a South African supermarket chain is changing direction to use natural and eco-friendly refrigerant technologies and saving money and energy as a result.

Natural gas has numerous benefits compared to other types of renewable energy. Natural gas is an extremely important source of energy for reducing pollution and maintaining a clean and healthy environment. The use of natural gas also offers a number of environmental benefits over other sources of energy, particularly other fossil fuels.

  • It’s clean: Natural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels and is simply the best energy choice for the environment inside and outside your home.
  • It’s economical: Natural gas appliances are virtually maintenance-free and that means additional savings.
  • It’s efficient: When the entire cycle of producing, processing, transporting and using energy is considered, natural gas is delivered to you with a “total energy efficiency” of about 90%. Moreover, gas appliances and equipment are extremely efficient.
  • It’s multi-purpose: can heat your entire home, make your hot water, dry your clothes and help you cook your meals in the oven or on the barbecue grill. New residential uses range from fireplaces and air conditioners to microturbines and fuel cells.You never have to worry about weather, delivery schedules or running out.  It’s dependable.

Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels, and thus its many applications can serve to decrease harmful pollution levels from all sectors, particularly when used together with or replacing other fossil fuels.

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