Path to Zero
Path to Zero
5.14 - LPG’s (Propane) Role in Cutting CO2 Emissions with James Rockall, CEO of the World LPG Association (WLPGA)

Tucker continues his conversations with participants in Climate Week by talking to James Rockall, who for more than 20 years, has been a leader with the World LPG Association. We know LPG in the United States as propane. Rockall traveled to climate week in New York City from WLPGA’s headquarters in France. He highlights the WLPGA’s efforts to raise awareness on the benefits of the energy, particularly when it comes to how LPG has been at the forefront of low carbon emissions for many years.

Rockall has deep experience in the energy industry having worked for nine years for Shell International in project management and business development in The Netherlands and Venezuela. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham in the UK and an MBA from the Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Some highlights of what Tucker and James Rockall discuss in this episode:

  • WLPGA’s efforts to influence policy and awareness of the societal and economic benefits of using LPG worldwide.
  • The enormous success of the Cooking for Life campaign, which aims to transition 1 Billion people from cooking with dirty and dangerous fuels like wood, charcoal and dung to cleaner-burning LPG by 2030. Around 3 million people a year die from indoor air pollution.
  • How clean cooking is boosting financial inclusion for low-income women around the world.
  • The importance of LPG in hybrid applications for renewable energy. LPG is being used as a clean back-up for renewable energy.
  • WLPGA’s role at climate week to raise awareness that the energy has always been at the forefront of low carbon emissions and has lower CO2 emissions than other fuels.
  • WLPGA’s work to make people aware of the renewable opportunities that exist with LPG.
  • How the WLPGA is encouraging more international cooperation on climate.

LPG is a key ingredient in enhancing health and reducing poverty in developing countries.
Photo courtesy: Gates archive/Omar Lucas Arapa Castro.