Propane vs. Electricity

Electricity is often touted as a “clean” energy source, but that assertion becomes less convincing when you take a closer look. Here’s a look at a few comparisons of propane to electricity.

  1. About half of the electricity generated in the United States is still generated by coal-fired power plants. These power plants are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas pollution in the nation.
  2. You need much less propane than electricity to produce the same amount of heat energy.
  3. Propane has such a low carbon content that it produces next to zero greenhouse gas emissions or air pollutants.
  4. The average propane-powered home reduces carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30% compared to all-electric homes.
  5. Direct use of propane for space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50%.