Why Should Propane Be Considered Renewable Energy

Propane is a beneficial byproduct that offsets carbon emissions. Using propane minimizes waste, prevents pollution and helps protect the environment

A Beneficial Bi-Product

Propane is not a fossil fuel. Propane is a beneficial byproduct of natural gas production. Natural gas powers over 50% of New England’s electrical grid. Therefore, when we use propane, we’re actually reusing our available resources and recycling our energy, which promotes environmental stewardship.

An Underutilized Resource

As recently as 2017, global propane production exceeded consumption by around 22 million gallons. Propane that goes unused should instead be recycled to dramatically offset emissions from other energy sources.

Opportunities Away U.S.

Other countries already embrace propane as a renewable energy source that offsets carbon emissions. For example, the Sudan is eliminating over 6.6 million pounds of CO2 in just 10 years by switching families from coal and wood to propane.

A More Versatile Energy Source

Propane has a multitude of uses both in and out of the home. In New England, propane is used for clean cooking, heating, backup power generation and even autogas.

Propane Protects the Environment

When 1 family switches from cooking with wood to cooking with propane, 1,231 pounds of CO2 are eliminated per year. When 50 families switch to propane, 1 acre of the world’s rainforests is saved each year.

A Perfect Partner to Wind & Solar

As New England transitions to renewable electricity, propane offers a resilient and secure backup power source to help local homes, businesses and communities during power outages. Because it is reliable, efficient, and nontoxic, propane is the perfect partner for solar and wind technology.

For more information about the renewable properties of propane – visit the source for this page at: PGANE.org.

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