Lifting The Veil On Electrification In Iowa

propane vs electricity iowa

Propane is such a crucial part of the energy mix. American-made propane remains abundant and provides comfort and convenience and saves you money. And you don’t get propane blackouts or large groups of people experiencing service interruptions.

That’s why it’s so frustrating that many state and local governments continue to aggressively push for the increased use of electricity in favor of other fuels. This is done either with expensive and discriminatory incentives or onerous regulations.

But “policy-driven electrification” would increase the average residential household cost, result in minimal reductions in emissions and put a severe strain on the electric grid.

The fact is, the electric infrastructure fails us time and time again, causing massive disruption, frustration, and discomfort.

Iowa’s electricity infrastructure is vulnerable

Earlier in August, the devastating derecho storm once again displayed the vulnerability of Iowa’s electricity infrastructure. Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power for days and even longer. The hurricane force winds that topped 100 mph also destroyed about one-third of Iowa’s crops.

The propane industry was able to rescue thousands of customers who have emergency back-up propane generators, but this is only going to get worse. The next time you read about plans to electrify everything, please remember this current disaster and voice your concern to government officials.

Propane vs. electricity*

Electricity is often touted as a “clean” energy source, but that assertion becomes shaky when you take a closer look.

Browse our site to learn more about the benefits of propane.

*Sources: National Propane Gas Association; Propane Education Research Council.

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