Propane has always been environmentally friendly, and production of renewable propane is growing.

Reducing carbon emissions is good for everyone — but how do we reduce emissions while also meeting growing energy needs? Propane is a clean, non-toxic energy source that helps reduce carbon emissions right now. Plus, the abundance of propane and the accelerating growth of renewable propane means that it’s a reliable energy source for future generations as well.

Today, renewable propane is helping to write the next chapter of clean energy. Renewable propane is as reliable, versatile, and powerful as conventional propane, but it’s primarily made from plant and vegetable oils, animal fats, or used cooking oil. Already, renewable propane is fueling some of the cleanest and most efficient engines that the world has ever seen.

Millions of Americans currently rely on propane for dependable energy at home, at work, on the road, and on the farm.

Propane is extremely energy efficient, especially when compared to other fuels.

Propane is designated a clean energy alternative under the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

The Path to Zero Carbon Emissions

The Path to Zero depends on clean, reliable, renewable energy — now and for the future. See how propane can reduce harmful emissions now while powering the needs of homes, agriculture, transportation and business.

63% of electricity is produced using coal and natural gas

Electricity must be generated by a primary energy source and in the U.S., natural gas and coal are electricity’s largest primary energy sources.

Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. GHG Emissions by Sector, 2020

20% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline or diesel

Propane is one of the cleanest fuels available when compared to other widely used fuels. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that propane offers one of the lowest carbon emissions per million BTUs.

U.S. Energy Information Administration, Carbon Dioxide Emissions Coefficients

42% lower carbon intensity of propane than grid electricity

Carbon intensity measures the total carbon footprint from an energy’s source to its use. The carbon intensity score of the electric grid averages 139 g/MJ nationally, whereas conventional propane for residential use averages just 80 g/MJ. And with renewable blends, propane will become even less carbon intensive.

U.S. Energy Information Administration, California Air Resource Board

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Performance that Makes the Grade

Cleaner air and a smaller carbon footprint is better for all — especially children. A 2019 Georgia State University study revealed that children using lower emission transportation such as propane-powered school buses earned 7.8% higher English test scores than peers who rode diesel or gasoline buses.

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