Environmental Benefits of Propane

Propane bobtail driver delivers propane in a field

Propane is a clean, environmentally-friendly energy source.

In fact, it is considered the cleanest conventional fuel, emitting far less greenhouse gas than most other energy sources. Because it is also incredibly efficient, propane can effectively provide heat, hot water, and other functions to your home, while reducing the environmental impact.

Propane provides an immediate and effective way to make a positive impact on the environment. In addition to producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, propane is a non-poisonous, non-toxic fuel that won’t contaminate the soil or groundwater, making it safe to use anywhere.

The typical propane tank is made from 85% recycled steel and is 100% recycled after service. Even the brass fittings on the tank are made from a high percentage of recycled brass and are 100% recyclable.

For the ultimate in efficiency and environmental friendliness, propane is also seen in Zero Net Energy (ZNE) homes, which produce as much energy as they use.

Propane vs Electric: Is Propane or Electric More Green?

There are numerous documented articles showing the benefits of propane over electric. High-efficiency propane furnaces emit 50% fewer greenhouse gases compared to electric furnaces and 22% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to electric heat pumps. Propane cooktops, water heaters, and clothes dryers also post lower emissions than their electric counterparts. And since not all electricity is created equally, find out how Missouri ranks compared to the rest of the nation in clean electrical creation.

And unlike the aging electrical grid, the United States and North America produce enough propane for homes and businesses with plenty to spare. This bountiful domestic production contributes to America’s energy independence, and an abundant supply makes propane a dependable energy source all year long. And coming online fast is the production of bio-propane, identical to the original fuel but created from plant and vegetable waste material.

No single fuel will meet every energy challenge, and that is certainly true about electricity. Wind and solar use are increasing, but both will required decades or longer to build up the appropriate infrastructure to become mainstream alternative options. Propane is ready right now to efficiently fuel your needs with little carbon footprint.

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