The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is celebrating the second annual National Propane Day on October 7, 2023. National Propane Day is an opportunity to celebrate all the ways propane keeps America running and to highlight the benefits of propane.
“From delivering prime or backup power to homes and businesses, to powering school buses that safely transport children to and from school — propane increases resiliency in our communities,” said Tucker Perkins, president and CEO of PERC. Millions of Americans use propane for heat, hot water, cooking and power generation at home, at work and on the road. As a low-carbon, high-efficiency and reliable energy source, propane is also an ideal choice for school buses, fleet vehicles, hospitals, restaurants, farms, ports and many other applications.
“National Propane Day is about more than just recognizing the impact of propane on families, businesses and communities throughout the nation,” said Perkins. “It’s about celebrating each and every person in the industry that works hard to provide clean, cost-effective and reliable propane services.”
Propane is affordable and readily available, allowing users to reduce carbon emissions and provide energy equity in communities across the nation. Using propane produces approximately 52% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid. Propane can also work alongside other renewable energy sources, like solar and wind. 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 emissions. Renewable propane is made primarily from plant and vegetable oils, animal fats or 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.”
For more information regarding National Propane Day, visit Propane.com.