As the national conversation around clean energy continues to intensify, full electrification of residential homes, appliances, and vehicles is frequently cited as a way for end users to cut emissions. This strategy fails to account for the carbon emissions that are produced in the generation and distribution of electricity. 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. Use this factsheet to help tell the story in the West-Midwest.
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