You want a home your family is comfortable in, and you can afford. If you live in the North East, you know what a big expense heating your home can be. You also may know how tough it is to live in the winter with no access to heat.
Across America, and most recently in New England, cities run by Democratic mayors and councils want to take away the natural gas, and force residents to use electricity to heat their homes and cook their food instead. Residents are not thrilled. Katherine Blunt reports for The Wall Street Journal:
Massachusetts is emerging as a key battleground in the U.S. fight over whether to phase out natural gas for home cooking and heating, with fears of unknown costs and unfamiliar technologies fueling much of the opposition to going all-electric.
More towns around Boston are debating measures to block or limit the use of gas in new construction, citing concerns about climate change. The measures have encountered opposition from some home builders, utilities and residents in a state with cold winters, relatively high housing prices and aging pipeline networks in need of pricey repairs.
The Massachusetts debate encapsulates the challenges many states face in pursuing aggressive measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that may directly impact consumers. The cost of fully electrifying buildings varies widely throughout the country and has ignited debates about who should potentially pay more, or change their habits, in the name of climate progress.
Much of the resistance to electrifying new homes stems from concerns about having to heat or cook using technologies such as heat pumps and induction stoves. In New England, most homes are heated with fuel oil or natural gas, and gas or propane is used widely for cooking.
Action Line: Despite occasional natural gas outages, the electricity goes out far more often. Abandoning gas for the much less reliable electric-powered heating could leave many homes at risk. Big blue city politicians want to force electrification and put your family’s safety at risk to lower greenhouse gas emissions to meet the goals of the Great Reset. Escape the city today.
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