solarpower  

At Coyne Oil & Propane, our mission is to improve the environmental quality of our community and create a clean and safe place to live and work for future generations. This is a goal that we can not reach individually but as part of an environmental conscience community. By partnering with area businesses, community leaders, and neighbors, we can make a greater impact on our community’s sustainability. Coyne Oil & Propane takes this responsibility seriously and has implemented environmentally friendly energy alternatives.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, as of 2019, four of our six locations use renewable solar power.  Starting in 2016, solar panels were installed at our Mount Pleasant, Clare, Interlochen, and Breckenridge locations. Our goal is to continue to use clean renewable energy at these locations and implement renewable energy sources at the rest of our branch locations. Together, our four solar-powered locations continually generate 331,000 kW of clean energy. This is the equivalent of powering 66 Michigan homes!!!

In addition to renewable solar energy, Coyne Oil & Propane has become one of the only suppliers in the area of E85, a high-level ethanol-gasoline blend. The alternative fuel helps reduce imported oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Studies show that corn-based ethanol production and the use of the product reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52% in comparison to gasoline.

Reducing waste is an important part of a sustainable community. Coyne Oil & Propane has been recognized by the Isabella County Recycling Center for outstanding recycling efforts. This was achieved by dedicating an area of the warehouse specifically to recycling products.