Celebrate Earth Day by Minimizing Your Greenhouse Gases and Avoiding Noncompliance

At one point not so long ago, air pollution was described as the “smell of prosperity”.  Inefficient automobiles polluted the air with leaded gasoline.  Allowed to pour harmful chemicals into the air and water, industry was hardly regulated, and Americans were largely ignorant to the harmful effects.

Beginning in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd every year to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is as important now as it was in 1970. For this years’ Earth Day, it is important to reflect on how to contribute to the reduction of environmental impacts, inspire change, and increase global sustainability.

A primary focus on Earth Day is pollution reduction. Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4) have severe impacts on our environment contributing to global warming and climate change. In efforts to reduce GHGs’, many facilities are seeking out carbon reduction technologies, more efficient operational methodologies, and/or switching to more environmental-friendly and more sustainable chemicals or practices.

More policy is being developed to implement Low Carbon Fuel Programs.  Low Carbon Fuel Programs, and energy efficiency programs not only aid in the reduction of a carbon footprint but may also result in premiums and tax credits which can increase a facility’s profitability. As more Americans gain a heightened awareness of the deleterious effects of industrial pollution, many businesses are seeking companies that have a Sustainability Plan in place prior to conducting business.

Long gone are the days that pollution is seen as prosperous.  Reducing carbon and keeping your product in the pipe will allow a facility continued economic viability.  A facility may be behind the times if they are not evaluating carbon reduction technologies and associated environmental regulatory policies.

As more incentives become available for facilities willing to reduce GHG impacts on the environment, PROtect has knowledgeable staff available to assist in navigating different programs and evaluating areas of the largest impact on the environment and bottom line. This includes evaluating carbon reduction strategies, preparing and verifying fuel pathway applications, or providing monthly carbon support services.

PROtect is here to not only help your facility minimize your GHG impact, but to also avoid potential noncompliance related to air and water permits, keeping you prosperous for years to come.


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