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Why is Propane Considered “Green?”

Posted: March 7, 2022

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home energy options massachusettsAround the country, including right here in Central Massachusetts, there is a movement afoot to convert homes to run completely on electricity for heating, water heating, cooking, and other purposes.

The incorrect idea that electricity is the most environmentally friendly energy source is behind this. In reality, propane, which was designated as a replacement fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy, is far superior for the environment.

Environmental benefits of propane

When propane is used to create the same amount of energy, it produces far fewer greenhouse gases than electric power. More than 40% of the electricity produced in the United States comes from coal-fired generation plants. Electricity generation is the second greatest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S., behind only transportation.

Propane is more energy-efficient than electricity in terms of the total amount of energy consumed (extraction, production, processing, and transportation to the point of usage). Propane is 87% efficient while electricity is a paltry 32% efficient.

Propane-fueled homes produce 30% fewer carbon dioxide and 50% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than comparable homes powered solely by electricity.

Propane appliances like heating systems and tankless water heaters, have a smaller environmental impact than comparable electric equipment since they consume less energy.

Propane: Part of a greener future

The demand for propane for household usage has increased. This trend will endure as long as current real estate and residential construction continue to grow.

In the housing market, propane-powered homes have been growing in popularity. Because propane is more energy-efficient and comes with features like as gas cooking, it is a popular choice among customers. People are swapping out their electric heating systems with propane ones to achieve greater comfort and save money on energy expenses.

Between now and 2025, demand for propane in the United States will grow to 10 billion gallons each year. The propane sector will be able to fulfill this demand while also providing a constant domestic energy source free of foreign imports and concerns about utility infrastructure deterioration.

The propane industry is dedicated to ensuring that the increasing demand for propane is met while at the same time being more environmentally friendly and using it to fight climate change.

Renewable energy is changing the world’s energy future. It allows us to lessen our dependency on fuels such as oil and natural gas drilling from the earth.

Renewable propane is even more ecologically beneficial than traditional propane. It’s a by-product of renewable diesel manufacturing. Biomass, animal fats, vegetable oils, and other triglycerides are being utilized in Europe and the United States to develop methods for generating renewable propane.

Pioneer Oil and Propane offers expert propane appliance installation and service. Contact us to add environmentally-friendly propane appliances to your home!