WPGA Hosts Nation’s First Renewable Propane Conference

October 1, 2020

WPGA’s Path to Renewable Propane conference is uniquely focused on propane derived from sustainable sources.

On November 4th, the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA) will virtually host the Path to Renewable Propane conference, the first event of its kind in the U.S. that is uniquely focused on propane derived from sustainable sources. The event is aptly named, as WPGA sets forth on an ambitious path to achieve 100% renewable propane in California by 2030. This conference will tackle some of the challenges of how to achieve this sustainability target from multiple angles, including consumers, producers, retailers, and policymakers. The event will explore the opportunities for how various stakeholders can work together to develop the market for this burgeoning fuel.

For starters, attendees will learn what renewable propane is, the theoretical and practical ways it can be produced, and the carbon reduction impacts of the innovative fuel. The conference features speakers who have dedicated expertise with renewable propane and will share how some regions of the globe have made a large commercial production investment to benefit both the planet and the corporate bottom line. Attendees will also learn the current production volumes of renewable propane today and the future production outlook. A panel of retailers will share why they elected to sell renewable propane and their experience thus far from navigating the credit systems to the unexpected speedbumps others can avoid when marketing the fuel. The event will also feature one of the first school districts in the country to use the renewable fuel in their school bus fleet.

The Path to Renewable Propane conference will outline other markets that provide great promise for renewable energy.

The Path to Renewable Propane conference will outline other markets that provide great promise for renewable energy, including providing clean energy resiliency for the building sector. Advanced technologies provide opportunities from charging electric vehicles and netting renewable electricity back to the grid, to providing comprehensive, sustainable, off-grid building energy, all sourced with renewable propane.

Industry leaders speaking at the virtual conference include:

  • Honorable Jim Cooper, California State Assembly District 9
  • Eric Johnson, Atlantic Consulting
  • Curtis Powers, REG
  • Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., Oberon Fuels
  • Jeff Stewart, Blue Star Gas
  • Josh Simpson, Kamps Propane
  • Gary Dodson, Elk Grove Unified School District

Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) will provide the keynote address and share his perspective on energy initiatives.

Legislators and policymakers are encouraged to attend as they provide a key component to encourage and incentivize the deployment of all renewable energy solutions. Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) will provide the keynote address and share his perspective on energy initiatives. He’ll share the importance of having both clean and affordable energy solutions, as an effective means to fight climate change.

With the increasing effects of climate change and the urgent actions the global community must take to address this existential threat, the time for the next generation of propane is now. Learn more about this virtual conference and register today at http://bit.ly/RenewablePropaneConference. The event is free for state agency staff and legislators. Industry members will receive a $50 discount when using the code ‘IndustryMember2020’ at checkout.