Positive Future #559 (Feature photo – Natural Gas Stove – The original uploader was Quadell at English Wikipedia. – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2662460)
As the world comes to grips with the stark realities of pollution and ocean and atmospheric instability, it is also faced with the financial realms – affordability of policies, actions and laws.
Recently, the city of Menlo Park, California passed regulations to ban natural gas on all new commercial, industrial and high-rise apartment buildings starting January 2020. This comes less than two months after Berkeley, California implemented a similar ban. Some estimates are that almost 50 cities in California are currently looking at banning natural gas in new construction. Will a natural gas ban be economically punishing to people who can’t afford all electric?
Energy Central journalist Paul Korzeniowski brings us more of the story here: