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About the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

Your clean-energy partner for comfort and performance.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) promotes the safe, efficient use of propane as a preferred energy source. Congress passed the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA) in 1996, and the industry began to conduct a referendum among propane producers and marketers, who overwhelmingly approved the formation of the Council.

The Council receives funding by an assessment, or "check-off," on each gallon of odorized propane gas. The assessment will collect five-tenths of one cent per gallon in 2008 and is projected to generate $50 million to fund programs and projects.

Through the Council, the propane industry has committed itself to a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to improve consumer and employee safety, fund research and development of new and more efficient propane equipment, and expand public awareness of propane and its many uses and environmental advantages.

The Council is a Registered Provider with the AIA. The courses on this site are registered for education credit with one or more of the following organizations: AIA, GBCI, NARI and NAHB. Courses on this site do not indicate an approval or endorsement by any of these organizations of any method of construction.

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