Understand Propane's Role in the National Energy Conversation

Propane is a low carbon energy source that can produce significantly lower green-house gas emissions than diesel, gasoline, and electricity in a wide range of applications.  Propane is powering clean innovations in engine technology, power generation, home heating and cooling, and more.  In the future, propane is positioned to be even more green.  Renewable propane, made today from waste oils and fats, produces an energy source identical to the composition of propane, boasting up to four times lower carbon intensity compared to conventional propane. Measuring a fuel’s carbon intensity helps to capture emissions across the full life cycle of an energy carrier — and reveals the truth that conventional propane is often a cleaner residential energy choice than grid electricity.

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Propane produces 52% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than grid-generated electricity, based on national averages. Propane is a low carbon energy source powering innovations in engine technology, power generation, home heating and cooling, and more. Learn more about the carbon intensity of the electrical grid and propane using the Understanding Carbon Intensity Overview. Then use the regional collection to understand how propane compares to the electric grid in your market area. 

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Use these resources to keep learning more and to share propane’s environmental message with your customers and in your own community.

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Learn how to confidently and accurately explain propane’s benefits and role in the environmental conversation to enhance the awareness of our fuel in your own community.


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