Why Is Propane Considered Green?

Written on: March 14, 2022

Learn more about environmentally friendly propane!

propane efficiency new yorkAround the country, including right here in the Hudson Valley, there’s a movement underway to force houses to run exclusively on electricity for heating, water heating, cooking, and other appliances.

Driving this misguided effort is a false belief that electricity is the most ecologically friendly energy source. Propane, which was designated an alternative fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy, is actually a better option than electricity for the environment.

Environmental benefits of propane

Propane creates far fewer greenhouse gases when compared to electric power in the same amount of energy. The United States gets more than 40% of its electricity from coal-fired generation plants, which also produce smog and acid rain. Electricity generation is the second greatest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S., behind only

Propane is more energy-efficient than electricity in terms of the total quantity of energy consumed (extraction, production, processing, and transportation to the point of usage). Propane is 87% efficient while electricity is a meager 32% efficient. 
Propane-powered homes emit 30% less carbon dioxide and 50% fewer greenhouse gases than comparable homes powered solely by electricity.

Propane appliances, such as heating systems and tankless water heaters, are more efficient and use less energy than comparable electric equipment, so they have a smaller environmental impact.

Propane: Part of a greener future

The demand for propane for residential usage has increased. This pattern will continue as long as current real estate and residential development trends remain the same.

Propane-fueled homes have been gaining in popularity in the housing market. Propane is more energy-efficient and offers amenities such as gas cooking that appeal to homebuyers. To greater comfort and save money on energy bills, more people are switching from electric heating systems to propane-fired heating systems.

The demand for propane in the United States is predicted to reach 10 billion gallons a year in 2025. The propane sector will be able to meet this demand while also providing a steady domestic energy source without depending on foreign imports or an aging utility infrastructure.

The propane sector is dedicated to keeping up with growing demand while also making propane more ecologically beneficial and utilizing it to combat climate change.

Renewable energy is revolutionizing the world’s energy future. It allows us to reduce our reliance on nonrenewable resources such as oil and natural gas.

Renewable propane is even more ecologically beneficial than ordinary propane. It’s a by-product of renewable diesel production. Europe and the United States are using biomass, animal fats, vegetable oils, and other triglycerides to develop technologies for making renewable propane.

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