While researching this (I am no scientist) article on Greener Grilling I was surprised to find that there is no clear-cut winner in the charcoal verses propane environmental impact debate.
The good news for grillers is that grills are only responsible for .001% of the greenhouse gasses emitted by the U.S.A. So you can still grill with your preference without to much guilt, however you can improve your impact on the environment by changing what fuel you cook with.
Greener Grilling with Charcoal
Charcoal releases about twice the co2 that propane does, the pro-charcoal people will point to the fact that this is the same co2 that tree absorbed during its lifetime although this is now under debate.Continue reading Greener Grilling charcoal or propane?