The U.S. Economy

As an industry, renewable propane will extend the presence of propane in the clean energy space with additional job opportunities. This is a particularly strong opportunity in production and distribution—as this critical transition picks up momentum.

Renewable propane will be a strong, emissions-saving complement to solar and wind power.

Renewable propane presents an opportunity for the creation of a network of producers throughout the country. In markets where grid reliability is a concern in particular, renewable propane offers new opportunities for building off-grid solutions—these include propane and solar panels, and batteries as well.

Some states have established clear-cut goals for renewable propane. For example California is on track to have 100% renewable propane in the transportation sector by 2024, and then will displace all of its fossil propane by 2030, when it will transition the balance of the market to renewable propane.

Propane by the Numbers

Across the United States, families and businesses are increasing their clean energy use with propane every day. The move toward Renewable Propane will keep this trend moving forward as we continue to decrease emissions and reduce our carbon footprint everywhere. Here’s where we are today.

Number of American homes using propane

The third most widely used energy source within the United States, propane is behind only electricity and natural gas, when measured by the number of households.

Number of commercial customers using propane

Across the United States, commercial operations at all levels are increasing their productivity while reducing their carbon footprint with the help of propane.

Number of agricultural customers using propane

Throughout the United States, farms are using propane for irrigation, building heat, grain drying and more.

Number of industrial customers using propane

Industrial operations everywhere—especially manufacturing plants—rely on propane to keep their businesses running smoothly and on schedule.

Courtesy of PERC