Is propane safe for the environment?
Yes, propane is safe for the environment! In fact, propane is listed as an approved, clean fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and as a clean energy alternative in the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Here’s why:
- Propane is among the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels, with one of the lowest carbon emissions per million BTUs.
- Using propane instead of gasoline or fuel oil reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.
- Since propane vaporizes and dissipates when released into the air, it doesn’t contaminate groundwater, drinking water, or sensitive ecosystems.
- When propane vaporizes, it produces virtually no ozone-harming effects.