Posted: January 22, 2024

Is Propane Renewable Energy?

How the energy source is going green

propane La Grange, NC With our world becoming more and more green and with increasing efforts being put into electronics and appliances to become more environmentally friendly, more people are turning to renewable energy.

What is renewable energy? It is energy made from renewable resources such as geothermal heat, sunlight, wind and the movement of water. All these resources can be restored naturally and most are sustainable.

Knowing what we now know about renewable energy, let’s take a look at whether or not propane is considered a renewable energy source.

Conventional propane

Propane happens to be a clean burning and environmentally energy source. When compared to both gasoline and diesel, propane has a considerably lower carbon intensity. Plus, propane doesn’t contain any methane and it emits basically no particulate matter, which is considered a carcinogen.

Even though propane is already better for the environment than natural gas and other energy sources, renewable propane takes things a step further.

Renewable propane

Renewable propane is made from a variety of organic feedstock such as cooking grease, animal fats, woody biomass, plant oils and municipal waste. It has a small carbon footprint and the hope is that renewable propane will help reduce carbon emissions.

Molecularly speaking, conventional propane and renewable propane are the same, which means you can use them interchangeably in any propane appliance.

In 2021, the U.S. produced about 4.6 million gallons of renewable propane and this number is expected to increase.

Reasons to consider propane

Many people, both business and homeowners, choose to use propane since it is environmentally friendly. But that’s not the only benefit that propane provides. Here are some additional advantages of using propane:

Tidewater Energy has the residential and commercial propane you need

Both homeowners and business owners in the Eastern North Carolina area can count on Tidewater Energy for propane.

Homeowners can get the propane they need to heat their water, cook, dry clothes, light their fireplaces and power their backup generators from us.

Business owners can get the propane they need to operate their commercial kitchens, power their forklifts and heat their construction sites with generators from us.

Tidewater Energy is a full-service propane company. We pride ourselves on providing personalized, courteous and prompt service. Here is a look at what we offer:

So if you are in Eastern North Carolina and are looking for propane for your home or business contact Tidewater Energy today!