Understanding Carbon Intensity

As the national conversation around clean energy continues to intensify, full electrification of residential homes, appliances, and vehicles is frequently cited as a way for end users to cut emissions. This strategy fails to account for the carbon emissions that are produced in the generation and distribution of electricity. Measuring a fuel’s carbon intensity helps to capture emissions across the full life cycle of an energy carrier — and reveals the truth that conventional propane is often a cleaner residential energy choice than grid electricity.

Check out the Fact Sheet on Carbon Intensity in the Mid-Atlantic Region including Pennsylvania