The State of Energy

The State of Energy

Ignite The Propane Conversation. The State of Energy is a podcast / broadcast show that brings you everything you ever needed to know about propane. For your home, business or farm. For fleets of school buses or forklifts. We will discuss how “Propane Can Do That”.


September 20, 2023 25 mins
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The State of Energy hosts Tom Clark and Rand DeWitt discuss a breakthrough in technology to produce renewable propane from carbon dioxide.  

A paper recently published in Nature Energy based on pioneering research done at Illinois Institute of Technology reveals a promising breakthrough in green energy: an electrolyzer device capable of converting carbon dioxide into propane in a manner that is both scalable and economical...

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Electric bus manufacturer that Zions National Park was testing files bankruptcy.
Zions still don't have EVs, and the propane buses are getting old.
Let's get Zions to replace the buses with new Propane buses and clean the air.

Check out document Page 43 pdf page 53 of the study from NREL that shows EV Test Bus produ...

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Record heat has air conditioners at their max.
Las Vegas residents see $700 power bills.
National Energy Assistance Directors Association Says Power bill up 11.7% this summer 
Credit cards and carbon footprints Qualpay is our guests on the State of Energy

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The State of Energy featuring  LPGas Magazines Editor-in-Chief Brian Richesson and Publisher Biran Kanaba. Discussions on industry accomplishments and challenges

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WYOMING — Rocky Mountain Power has submitted an application to increase rates starting Jan. 1, 2024. In the application, it states, “Please find enclosed for filing Rocky Mountain Power’s (the “Company”) application for authority to increase Wyoming retail rates by approximately $140.2 million per year or 21.6 percent on average.”

Monthly U.S. propane exports in March 2023 reach a record high

LPG Market Projected to...

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Anti-air conditioner regulations push AC and heat pump costs higher.

Propane, as a refrigerant can reduce global temperatures by 3 degrees 
There are expected to be 3.7 billion air conditioners in operation by 2050. Using propane as the refrigerant could prevent a significant amount of climate warming by the end of the century

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April 14, 2023 24 mins

While the world carries on about electrification as THE solution for climate change, America is missing a prime opportunity to transition medium-duty fleets using an American-made fuel that is readily available and abundant in supply. Would it surprise you to learn there is enough surplus propane in the United States – 20 billion gallons to be exact – to convert at least half of the country’s medium-duty vehicles from diesel to pro...

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April 11, 2023 25 mins

Camelina has emerged as the crop feedstock of choice for renewable propane

EPA places new ozone restrictions in Utah; Cox calls it 'incredibly reckless'

US approves California plan requiring half of heavy duty trucks be EV by 2035

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The DOT announces the opportunity for states and local governments to apply for 1.22 billion for the 2023 Low/no emissions grant program. 25% or approximately 300 million is set aside for low emissions vehicles other than electric. This program is for states, local, and tribal governmental authorities that operate fixed-route bus services. The program will provide up to 85% of the purchase price for a propane-powered shuttle or bus...

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February 9, 2023 25 mins

Propane Supply is at the top of the 5-year average.
Propane retail prices average 6% lower than this time last year.
50 million US homes use propane for heating, cooking, hot water, back up and prime electricity production.
Propane is abundant, with 54% of US production exported.
Today's propane is cleaner than electricity from the grid. Renewable propane is available now and will make propane even cleaner as w...

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US Magnesium contributes up to 25% of Wasatch Front pollution.

Why aren't we looking at more hydropower?

"Hydropower is already a major source of power globally—it’s the largest source of renewable electricity and one of the fastest growing—but there are limited places to build hydropower, and large dams carry a number of social and environmental concerns."

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January 18, 2023 25 mins

Okay, not really.
Wyoming makes some noise by proposing a resolution to "Phase out EV Sales by 2035" as a tongue-in-cheek statement to get your attention to how important Wyoming is for oil, gas, coal, and, oh yeah, all the energy that it takes to create electricity to charge your EV and cook on electric stoves.
Perhaps this resolution was in response to news outlets trying to portray a gas stove ban by the CPSC<...

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Propane Rejection at natural gas plants at natural gas trades at $26 per mm btu at Opal WY Hub and peaked at above $50!. Natural gas producers leave propane high and dry as the stop making propane because it’s more profitable to leave it in the Nat gas stream.

 EIA-  In Wyoming, prices rose at two major hubs which are key sources of supply for the West Coast: at the Opal Hub, the price increased $26.41 from $26.37/MMBtu la...

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Rinnai's Energy Sales Director, Kevin Morgan joins the State of Energy.
Heat Pump Helpers and Turduckens.
Kevin is an expert on heating and hot water. Rinnai's heat pump helper will save you money and reduce emissions.

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October 7, 2022 25 mins

1075-5 National Propane Day 
Propane is affordable and abundant, allowing users to reduce carbon emissions right now and provide energy equity in communities across the nation. Using propane produces approximately 43% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid. With propane, we can diversify America's energy mix with a reliable solution, while reducing the str...

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Dirty electricity is expected to greet California residents for Labor Day heat relief. 

California Executive Order signed by Gov Newsom allows ships docked at port to use gasoline/diesel ship power instead of shore power. The EO also suspends emissions restrictions at gas power plants, allows generators to run during restricted times, and allows thermal power plants to pollute more water. While asking residents not to cook, clean cl...

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