Written on: October 4, 2022
Increase efficiency, lower emissions with propane
WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is observing the inaugural National Propane Day on October 7, 2022. National Propane Day is an opportunity to recognize the propane industry and celebrate all the benefits propane offers.
Millions of Americans use propane for heat, hot water, cooking, and power generation at home and at work. As a low-carbon, high-efficiency, and dependable energy source, it is also a popular choice for school buses and fleet vehicles, emergency first-responder equipment and facilities, hospitals, restaurants, agriculture and port operations, and countless other applications.
“The propane industry does so much to not only ensure families stay comfortable in their homes and businesses remain in operation, but they also work hard to provide these services in a clean, cost-effective, and reliable way,” said Tucker Perkins, president and CEO of PERC. “We are proud to celebrate the industry and everyone that chooses to use propane on National Propane Day.”
Propane is affordable and abundant, allowing users to reduce carbon emissions right now and provide energy equity in communities across the nation. Using propane produces approximately 43 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid. With propane, users can diversify America’s energy mix with a reliable solution, while reducing the strain on the already fragile electric grid.
As part of National Propane Day, PERC is also celebrating the continued growth and production of renewable propane — an ultra-low carbon option that further moves the propane industry down the path to zero carbon. Renewable propane is made from a variety of renewable feedstocks including camelina seed oil, vegetable oil, animal fats, and used cooking oil. It offers the same great features as conventional propane — reliability, portability, and power — with the added benefit that it introduces no new carbon into the environment.
“As we collectively embrace the efforts behind energy resiliency, decarbonization, and efficiency, propane is primed to lead the charge,” said Perkins. “On National Propane Day, and well into the future, there is a bright future for low-carbon propane.”
More information can be found at propane.com.
Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)
The Propane Education & Research Council is a nonprofit that provides leading propane safety and training programs and invests in research and development of new propane-powered technologies. PERC is operated and funded by the propane industry. For more information, visit Propane.com.