Climate change is an existential threat to our global community. California is taking the initiative to effectively reduce our collective carbon footprint with advancements for greenhouse gas reductions and building decarbonization.
Energy resiliency and security are also critically important for our communities, particularly during times of emergency or an enduring pandemic.
The Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA) embraces the role we play to address the challenge of climate change and provide energy sustainability, resiliency, and affordability. With renewable propane, our industry is in the midst of an evolution from an energy source that offers advantages over conventional fuels, to a carbon neutral partner alongside with solar and wind.
Renewable propane is derived from sustainable energy sources such as animal fat and vegetable oil. Renewable propane is completely fungible with its conventional counterpart, making it a more affordable option for California’s clean energy economy.
In 2015, WPGA reimagined the future of the industry, and established a strategic plan for the development of renewable propane. Four years later, California became the first state in the nation to market the renewable fuel. There is still much work to be done.
100% renewable propane in California by 2030.
It takes more than just a simple statement to transform an industry. WPGA is invested in the global effort to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. To achieve this critical milestone, we will focus on the following:
Engage with fuel producers, legislators, and policy makers to support a viable path for increased production of renewable propane.
Educate consumers on the environmental benefits of using renewable propane versus conventional fuels.
Drive innovative equipment and appliance technologies that dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
WPGA is proud of the role we play to combat climate change. We are part of an overall ecosystem that, working together, can provide a sustainable future.