Breaking ground with National Propane Day

Propane is one of the most affordable, accessible, and low-emission Canadian energy sources available. It is Energy For All. On March 21, we are celebrating the first National Propane Day to recognize all the benefits propane offers.

100,000’s of Canadians use propane daily for heat, hot water, cooking, and power generation at home and at work. It is also a reliable, low-carbon energy source for fleets and school buses, farms, restaurants, construction sites, and many other applications.

Importantly, propane provides energy choice. In many, commun-
ities, propane is an ideal and reliable source of primary or backup energy. It continues to work, even when the electric grid fails, providing critical infrastructure like hospitals with reliable power.

Propane is advancing as a low-carbon energy. Its carbon emissions can be further reduced through rDME and hydrogen, even reaching close to zero emissions with renewable propane.

CPA President and CEO Shannon Watt has referred to propane as ‘the sweet spot’ amongst alternative energy sources. It is an immediately available and reliable energy source that can help reduce emissions affordably. We believe propane is the missing link between the realities of energy today and the hope for the energy of tomorrow.

Now and for future generations,  propane is essential energy as we move to a low-carbon future. And it can play an important role as a low-emission energy source that is affordable and accessible for all Canadians.

We are proud to salute the hardworking members of the propane industry and everyone who chooses to use propane as a clean, reliable energy source. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook as we share videos, tips, and interesting facts about Canadian propane!

Canadians take their carbon footprint into their own hands with the help of propane

Check out the stories below collected across the country that show why propane - clean, affordable, portable and versatile - is ENERGY FOR ALL

Keeping the family farm going

What most impresses Lindsay about propane is the supply: “It’s amazing. Maybe I’m just lucky, but we use a lot of propane during the drying season. You can call those guys and there’ll be a truck in your yard in an hour or a few hours. We’ve never had to shut something down waiting for propane.”

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Move to the Maritimes prompts energy rethink

“For us, it was really about trying to maximize propane wherever we could in the home. It’s single source, fairly clean and environmentally friendly. So, we wanted to be able to use it wherever we could.”

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Cold starts and comfort are priorities for Brandon school busing

“We started exploring a switch to propane probably in the fall of 2013,” says Ron. “We used a demo bus and put it through some severe cold trials. It performed exemplarily. Now we’ve been using it for about eight years,” with 28 of the 34 buses currently running on propane.

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Living and working off-grid

“The first and most important thing is to look at your energy needs,” he says. “I did our power calculation: five staff, hot water tank, heating system, etc., right down to a coffee maker…then we need a heating source, so it made sense to go with propane.

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Meeting customer demands during a building boom

“We use propane to heat our equipment because we’re in a 600-foot-long space with a roof and no walls. We need to pump heat to the equipment to keep hydraulic and pneumatic systems working; sometimes they don’t like the fact that they have to be outside.”

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During COVID-19, specialized transit agency rises to public health challenge

TransHelp conducts its specialized public transit and pandemic-related transportation with its fleet of about 65 buses, running entirely on propane. “We know propane is more environmentally friendly, which aligns with the Region’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

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