Why Is Propane Considered a “Green” Fuel Source?

Written By: on January 10, 2022

Propane Offers Numerous Environmental Benefits!

propane facts arizonaRecently, there have been a number of efforts to convert residences in many US states—and right here in Northern Arizona—to all-electric heating, water heating, cooking, and other uses.

Due largely to misconceptions that going all-electric is “better” for the environment, this electrical conversion effort is taking shape. It should be known, however, that propane, is a considerably more ecologically friendly energy source than electricity.

Environmental Benefits of Propane in Residential Homes

FACT: Propane generates far fewer greenhouse gases than electric power when it is used to produce the same amount of energy.

More than 40% of electricity production in the United States is from coal-fired power stations. Electricity generated from coal is the second greatest source of greenhouse gases in the United States, and it also emits harmful pollutants that contribute to smog, air pollution, and acid rain.

In terms of energy efficiency, propane nearly always outperforms electricity. Propane is more efficient than electricity in terms of the total amount of energy consumed—this includes extraction, production, processing, and transportation to the point of usage. Propane measures 87% efficient while electricity is a meager 32% efficient.

Homes that utilize propane have 30% lower carbon dioxide emissions and 50% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional homes.

Additionally, propane appliances, such as tankless water heaters, have a smaller ecological impact than comparable electric devices since they use less energy.

Propane is Leading the Way to a Greener Future

The demand for propane for household usage has been steadily increasing over the past five years, and this trend is likely to continue as the current real estate and housebuilding booms go on. Propane-powered homes have been gaining popularity in the residential construction market as well. Propane gas has become a popular alternative to electricity through its energy-efficient properties and offers sought-after amenities like gas cooking. People are replacing their electric heating systems with propane systems to gain greater comfort and lower energy expenditures.

The Growth of Propane Gas

Propane demand in the United States is estimated to reach 10 billion gallons per year by 2025. The propane industry can meet that need, while also providing a dependable domestic energy supply free of imports or utility infrastructure deterioration.

Renewable energy is dramatically altering the future of energy and the planet as well, which allows us to become less reliant on obtaining fuel from the earth through methods like oil or natural gas drilling, or fracking.

The latest industry innovations, such as renewable propane, takes propane’s environmental friendliness even further. It is a by-product of the renewable diesel process. Biomass, animal fats, vegetable oils, and other triglycerides are being used to perfect methods to create renewable propane in Europe and the United States.

When you become a Superior Propane customer, you enjoy all the benefits propane gas has to offer in your Northern Arizona home. From Parks to Prescott, Seligman to Winslow, and everywhere in-between, you’ll get reliable, safe, and courteous delivery of eco-friendly propane to your home or business.

Contact us today to learn more about our available services—as well as our Hassle-Free Switch that includes a 24-hour setup and switch-out, the first year of your propane tank rental free, an introductory price saving on your propane and more!