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May 5, 2014: PERC Offers Builders up to $1,500 to Build Propane Homes

Initiative Seeks to Gather Data about Operation of Propane Equipment for Space Heating, Water Heating, and More
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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is offering a monetary incentive to select qualifying builders who build new homes that follow the Propane Energy Pod model and include propane equipment for space heating, water heating, and other heating and power applications.


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Energy Shortage Triples Propane Prices

Frigid Weather, Temperatures Cripple Supplies in Midwest, Northeast US
By Matt Bishop
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A gallon of the liquefied, flammable hydrocarbon (HC) gas that sold for $1 last year has risen nearly four-fold in cost.


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Feb. 13, 2014: Propane Prices Triple as States Declare Emergencies

Weather, Temperatures Cripple Midwest, New England Supplies
By Matt Bishop
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A state of emergency has been declared in Alabama, Iowa, Wisconsin, and 27 other states. The cause: a lack of propane. A brutal cold snap spanning the country, combined with distribution issues, has led to a limited supply and historically high prices.


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July 2, 2013: EPA Warns Against Use of Propane as R-22 Substitute

Unapproved Propane-Containing Refrigerants Pose Fire and Explosion Risk
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning HVAC technicians, home improvement contractors, propane manufacturers and sellers, and homeowners of the potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in residential air conditioning systems.


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Looking Beyond Low GWP

Environmental Regulators Should Consider Refrigerant Performance as well as Global Warming Potential
By Peter Powell
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Now that the battle regarding ozone depleting potential (ODP) refrigerants has ended with the phaseout of CFCs and HCFCs, the fighting has shifted to issues related to the global warming potential (GWP) of the remaining and newly developing refrigerants.


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CO2, Propane Systems Get Expo View

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At the Euroshop 2011 Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany, in March, Carrier Corp. introduced what it called “the latest innovations in CO2 and hydrocarbon refrigerant solutions, turnkey and heat recovery systems, and after-sales support and services for the food retail business.”
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