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It's Trusted by Millions
Millions of homes and local businesses rely on propane for clean, affordable, dependable energy.
The propane industry is committed to providing California with 100% renewable propane to meet the state's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
It Supports Energy Diversity
Along with solar, wind, and hydrogen, propane is a clean and renewable energy source that's key to California's thriving green economy.
It Helps First Responders
Propane provides backup power for emergency responders during blackouts, allowing firefighters to eat, cook, and take hot showers.
why energy diversity matters
We need a multi-pronged approach to meeting our state’s clean energy goals. We can’t expect electricity alone to get us there. Decision makers must consider the “upstream” emissions created by generating electricity, much of which comes from coal-fired power plants that release harmful greenhouse gas and carbon emissions into the air. Given the Public Power Safety Shutoffs instituted by electric companies in recent months, relying solely on electricity is also impractical. Most seriously, it’s dangerous for residents that require reliable power for medical equipment.
Who uses propane?
Nearly 12 million U.S. households rely on propane for affordable energy. If you’re already a propane customer, you might be surprised to learn that today, propane powers so much more than homes. It’s also a proven alternative fuel for fleet vehicles, including school buses, it’s used in farming, contractors use propane-powered mowers, and warehouses and other businesses count on propane forklifts.
How clean is propane?
Using propane produces 43 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid.
When burned, propane emits nearly 40 percent less carbon dioxide than coal, which is used to generate about one-third of U.S. electricity.
What is renewable propane?
Chemically, renewable propane is identical to conventional propane, so it can be used for the same applications as conventional, including for homes. It’s commonly produced from easy-to-find ingredients (or “feedstock”) like animal fat, wood waste, and cooking oil. Like all renewable energy, renewable propane has a lower carbon intensity than traditional energy counterparts. The United States EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards and the California Air Resource Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard include renewable propane as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Best of all, California leads the U.S. for the use of renewable propane.
How does propane support solar powered homes?
California homeowners who want the green advantages of solar power but the peace of mind of an energy backup may choose to use a propane backup generator.
If and when a home’s photovoltaic system can’t keep up with the home’s electric demand and the onsite system’s battery banks are low, propane generators provide a seamless energy solution. Many builders of solar-powered homes include propane generators, water heaters, and furnaces both for their low costs and efficiency.
The men and women who dedicate their lives to saving others often find themselves fighting fires in some of the most remote regions of the state. Propane allows them to set up basecamps reasonably close to the frontlines where they can cook, wash clothes in hot water, or take warm showers before heading back to their important work.
sign the petition
Make your voice heard by signing the petition below, and tell local leaders why energy independence is important. You can also spread the word about using propane on social media using the hashtag #ProtectMyPropane. To stay informed on how you can make your voice heard in other ways, send an email to [email protected]