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Propane is Clean and Efficient

Propane has long been recognized as a “green” energy. By using this exceptional energy with low carbon content, homeowners can help cut greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and protect the environment.

  • Propane is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005.
  • Propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it is released as a gas, it doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue.
  • Propane is produced domestically and is ready to meet today’s energy needs more cleanly and efficiently than many other fuels currently available.

Propane is a Friendly Fuel

  • When burned, propane emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions as an equivalent amount of electricity produced by coal-fired power plants (Energetics, 2007).
  • Propane emits less greenhouse gas emissions than Gasoline, diesel, and electricity in many applications (Energetics, 2007).
  • Propane exhaust creates 60 percent to 70 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.
  • Compared to gasoline, propane yields 12 percent less carbon dioxide, about 20 percent less nitrous oxide, and as much as 60 percent less carbon monoxide. (World LP Gas Association, January 2003, and California Energy Commission, January 2003)
  • Propane cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96 percent, compared to gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.
  • A traditional propane water heater emits 60 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its electric counterpart.
  • Propane-fueled radiant heat cuts down on dust and allergens in a home since there is no need for a fan or blower.
  • Propane fleet vehicles can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent and reduce up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide compared to conventional gasoline.
  • Propane is an approved alternative fuel recognized by the Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 2005.